The Internet


SITES FOR STUDENTS

Guidance on Accounting Careers

www.accountemps.com/campus

For college students interested in accounting careers, Accountemps has set up a site geared toward that end, with pertinent articles as well as advice on writing resumes and cover letters. Students can also access a database to research job requirements and pay rates for various temporary positions.

Help for CPA Exam Candidates

www.accountingstudents.com

This online resource, from AccountingNet, gives students preparing to take the CPA exam guidance on how to study, strategies for taking it and tips on minimizing test anxiety.

home.coqui.net/ravalo/arlene

Arlene Ravalo’s homepage should help students better understand the CPA exam process: she shares her personal experience of taking it and has a section for comments by others who have passed. She also includes a helpful list of links to 10 more accounting-related sites.

SITES FOR SEARCHES

Ensuring Fair Insurance Rates

www.quotesmith.com

Quotesmith Corp.’s site provides instant quotes on insurance rates from 375 companies in the following areas: auto, medical, Medicare supplement, life (no physical exam required) and term life. Current fixed annuity rates are also available.

For the Politically Minded

www.polisci.com

The 1999–2000 online edition of the Almanac of Politics and Government is available under the heading “Guests” and includes detailed information and statistics on all things political—calendars, world governments, parties, documents, economics, history and all three U.S. government branches. Also included are links to other global, national and local government agencies.

A Credit to the Web

www.cdt-creditdata.com

Central Data Technologies’ site includes information on thousands of open and closed Chapter 11 cases from more than 30 courts, including all active court sites in the Fourth Circuit and Washington, D.C., for registered users (registration is quick and free). Also available are links to other
bankruptcy resources.

A Search for Security’s Sake

members.xoom.com/_XOOM/InfoSysSec/index.html

This site was created by students in the Information System Security program at Algonquin College in Ontario, Canada, as a study aid for their one-year course, but it now has a permanent place on the Web. Over 6,500 security-related articles and links are included as well as message boards and chat rooms for related information.

Search and Shop

www.globallink.com

USA Global Link, Inc.’s site truly is a one-stop shopping experience. Members (membership is free) can find items of interest in dozens of categories, use the site’s price comparison engine to get the best buy and then go directly to the link for the seller’s site to purchase items.

SPONSORED REPORT

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.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.