Smart stops on the Web.

General Interest

States at the Ready
Maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, this site provides statistics from government agencies such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Economic Research Service and the Office of Management and Budget.

Fast Cash Just Got Faster
Visa International created this site to find the ATMs closest to a user's location, including those in airports. The site gives an ATM's complete address, hours of availability and institution plus a street map of each area selected.

Answers to FAQs
The frequently asked questions here range from animals and art to personal finance and computer technology. Each general topic queried provides a more detailed list of subtopics, which also are discussed in brief.

Looking for Speakers
Find speakers and their topics, with price ranges, here. The site also lists the agencies representing the speakers.

Experts Speak Out
These aids are intended to help consultants provide improved service to clients and learn how to market their services better. Professional speakers and trainers also are listed alphabetically, along with their areas of expertise.

Location, Location, Location
Click on the city where you live. Click on the city where you're moving. Enter your salary. This online cost-of-living calculator can tell you how much more/less money you'll need—or how much money you'll save—to maintain the same standard of living.

A Quantity of Quality
The site of the Quality Observer , an international news magazine, is a key source of information on quality control. Scroll through recent articles and find out "who's who in quality."

Business and Industry

Know Your NAFTA
Designed especially for small businesses, this site offers a wealth of links covering the North American Free Trade Agreement. Included are university-run small business centers, government agencies and specific state links.

One-Stop Small Business Shopping
Use this site to research insurance policies and loan sources, get up-to-date news and link to sites that sell office products, books and software.

All in the Family
From MassMutual's home page, link to the family business network. Learn the facts about family businesses, read the secrets of award-winning family businesses and access nationwide survey results.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Tips for first-year auditors

For a new auditor, the first busy season can be an exciting time and a fantastic opportunity for professional growth. Here are suggestions for new auditors and those who nurture their development.