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SURVEY SAVVY

f your clients’ personal savings accounts aren’t increasing fast enough to provide a lucrative retirement, you might suggest they switch to equities. Nearly 57 million U.S. households owned stock directly or through mutual funds—three times the number that did two decades ago, according to a survey by the Investment Industry Association and the Securities Industry Association. Even though this growth was primarily through employer-provided retirement plans, three-quarters of those surveyed owned individual stocks outside of these plans and used professional financial advisers.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.