Social Spending


eople who buy socially responsible mutual funds are more likely to use their wallets in other socially conscious ways as well, a February survey by TIAA-CREF ( ) found.

The company surveyed 1,002 TIAA-CREF customers, split evenly between those who invested in its Social Choice Account (SCA) and those who didn’t. SCA investors were more likely to purchase products from companies whose corporate practices they approve of (71% vs. 59%), boycott products from companies whose corporate practices they disapprove of (77% vs. 67%), buy organic food (61% vs. 48%) and consider buying a hybrid car (76% vs. 69%).


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.


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.