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Are Veterinarians Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

In short, yes. They are. How they’re affected by it takes some explaining. One aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (abbreviated as ACA and often referred to as “Obamacare”, after President Obama) is the medical device tax provision. The medical device excise tax took effect this year and is placed on certain […]

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Breaking Down the Benjamins: Here’s The New $100 Bill

It’s taken a decade’s worth of research and development, but it’s almost here. Tomorrow is the scheduled debut of the redesigned United States hundred dollar bill. How does the latest version of “Benjamin” stack up with the previous designs? While the design itself was announced three years ago, the anti-counterfeit measures have taken ten years […]

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The Biggest Security Risk For Business

It’s tempting to think that the main threats to the safety of your business data are computer viruses, website security, and emails pretending to be from your bank. Even with anti-virus protection and firewalls in place, and testing of your website for vulnerabilities, all of these measures can fail in the face of the biggest […]

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The Top 3 Things Small Businesses Need To Know About Obamacare

We’re two days into individuals and businesses being able to purchase insurance through new state health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. If you’re not familiar with the Affordable Care Act (or ACA; also known by it’s full name as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and commonly referred to as “Obamacare”), it’s […]

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Student Financing 101: Stafford, Perkins and Specialty Federal Loans

In our first installment of Student Financing 101 we reviewed loans available from the government under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. We took a look at the Direct Subsidized Loan, the Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans for Parents, and the Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate or Professional Students. In the second […]