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2017 Tax Law Had No Impact on Consumer Filing Patterns

According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, the 2017 tax law had no real impact on consumer tax filing patterns or the market share of tax prep vendors. About 56 percent of electronic filings were handled by paid providers, which is in line with the popularity of DIY online filing services and software.

Here’s some more interesting tax news in Accounting Today.

https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-reform-had-little-impact-on-tax-prep-market-share-says-moodys?brief=00000158-6edb-da3c-af5a-ffff76ed0000

CoinJoins Rise by 300%

Mixed cryptocurrency transactions now represent 4% of all bitcoin payments, with so-called “CoinJoins” rising by 300% in just nine months. By blending multiple transactions together before they are sent to the recipient, the sender’s details can be obscured.

CoinJoins have become more popular as more monitoring of transactions on blockchain are occurring.  Read more here at:

https://cointelegraph.com/news/mixed-cryptocurrency-transactions-up-300-as-crypto-users-pursue-anonymity

Avengers Breaks Records

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Well, they did it. Avengers: End Game broke all kinds of records, particularly one in which it made $1.2 billion in its first weekend. It easily killed its own record last year of $640.5 million with Avengers: Infinity War. Did you see it? Thoughts?

 

Best Kung Fu TV Shows

By now you know I love kung fu. I’m always in search of the best movies and shows highlighting this martial art. I came across this Ranker article ranking kung fu TV shows from best to worst. Check it out and see if you agree.

https://www.ranker.com/list/martial-arts-tv-shows-and-series/reference

Leadership Qualities in Business

I often find myself thinking about leadership and what makes one a great leader in business. I know it takes years of practice. But there are essential skills one must possess in order to find success, ranging from self-awareness and decisiveness to fairness and enthusiasm. Inc. talks more about it here:

https://www.inc.com/bill-green/the-8-characteristics-of-an-effective-business-leader.html

Bitcoin Soars

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For the first time in five months, Bitcoin soared to its highest point, bolstering smaller cryptocurrencies along with it. This came after a major order by an anonymous buyer. A frenzy of computer-driven trading ensued, and Bitcoin jumped 20 percent. In fact, it hit $5,000 for the first time since mid-November of 2018.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies/bitcoin-jumps-20-percent-mystery-order-seen-as-catalyst-idUSKCN1RE0JY

Savvy Ways To Save Money Every Month

If you’re like most people , you likely have a tough time saving money. Whether you’re a spender or saver by nature, it’s important to sock away a little bit each payday for the future.

We all know this yet many of us fail to do it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, Americans spend up to 80% of their income each year, and 15% of that is on nonessential items.

From taking advantage of corporate discounts to using a budget tracking app, there are many ways you can save money every month. Check out the Forbes article:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2016/01/05/16-savvy-ways-to-save-money-every-month/#79691ffd5beb