Personal Financial Planning


The SEC and the North American Securities Administrators Association waived—through October 31, 2006—various system fees certain investment advisers and their representatives pay for mandatory registration in the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD). The IARD enables firms and their representatives to satisfy federal and state regulatory requirements with one electronic filing and gives investors access to detailed information on advisers’ services, fees and disciplinary records ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2005-145.htm ; www.iard.com ).

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.