Tax return fraud: A one-two punch

An epidemic of scams and fraud have forced the IRS and several states to continue to develop safeguards and checkpoints. More »

By John Kuehn > March 4, 2015

Encourage the next generation of STEM professionals

We all know how important it is to get students interested in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. But we also know that STEM doesn't always have the best reputation among teens—with perceptions ranging from science being... More »

By Bill Troy > March 3, 2015

A primer on 529 college savings plan updates

We want to remind families of 2014 changes to the Wisconsin's college saving program as well as share new federal regulations governing 529 plans. 529 college savings plans are a great vehicle for families to use to save for higher education. More »

By Brooke Napiwocki > February 25, 2015

Marquette economist rips right-to-work law

The right-to-work bill that is sailing through the Wisconsin State Legislature and headed for Gov. Scott Walker's signature will have an adverse effect on the state's economy and will have a divisive impact on its people, according to a new study by... More »

By Steve Jagler > February 24, 2015

Walker shifts more health costs to businesses

The proposal by the Walker Administration to shift public employees to the health plans of employers in the private sector is pretty lame. More »

By John Torinus > February 23, 2015

Making property assessment better for taxpayers

Should property assessment be done by 1,851 different units of government in Wisconsin as it is now? Or is there a more efficient way to perform this important function? More »

By Richard Chandler > February 20, 2015

Will 'pay their own way' work?

On January 27, 2015, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker weighed in on the highly debated funding topic for a brand new arena for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, other teams and entertainment options. On that day, Walker revealed his plan to help the Bucks... More »

By David Snieg > February 19, 2015

Can a presidential candidate be anti-conservation?

Here we go again with the Wisconsin Republican Party and its war on conservation. More »

By John Torinus > February 18, 2015

What to do with your retirement plan If your employer is acquired

When an employer is acquired by another company, the initial reaction is often concern about the future. Once the dust settles, some employees may find a change in ownership can create a retirement planning opportunity which simply would not exist... More »

By Robert Holton > February 17, 2015

The Affordable Care Act: Where are we now?

As of Jan. 1, 2015, the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act became effective for all employers with 100 or more employees. Although employers have been preparing for the employer mandate for some time (remember that it was delayed for one... More »

By David Eckhardt and Michael Taibleson > February 16, 2015

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