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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.

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

PODCAST

Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.