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Automated Food: Planted by Robots, Harvested by Robots

October 13 2017

Farmers work long, strenuous hours to provide food for the masses. The uncertainty of the weather and other conditions make the agriculture industry one of the hardest to predict. Will we see a transition to the digital age in the next five years for farmers and their fields? In an article from Disruption Hub, author…

3 Secrets That Just May Send Your Web Revenues Surging

October 06 2017

How do you take your web revenues to the next level? If you have had success, you may suggest you keep using the strategies you are currently using. But what happens when those numbers plateau? In an article from Entrepreneur, author Thomas Smale writes, “Whether you’re in the early stages of growing web revenues for…

Digital Transformation in Agriculture

September 29 2017

While the agriculture industry may not be thought of as technologically advanced, a digital transformation may be the key to increased productivity and reduced labor. With a digital transformation, farmers may soon be able to expand their markets. In an article from Nearshore Americas, author Ignacio Perrone writes, “while the use of technology in the…

How To Raise Farm Income In a Pinch

September 22 2017

Like everyone, farmers would like to increase their income while avoiding paying higher tax rates in the future. In an article from AGWeb, author Paul Neiffer discusses how farmers can increase their income quickly. Neiffer writes, “Most of these situations involve trying to soak up a standard deduction and personal exemptions that might go to…

Benefits of Delaying Retirement Number Many

September 19 2017

Traditionally, retirement was short and peaceful. People worked jobs that were hard on the body—such as farming, manufacturing, trades work or railroad work. If you made it to retirement, you were relieved to have the chance to wind down your days in restful repose. That all changed in the latter part of the 20th century….

Tip: Healthcare Reform Update

September 19 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—also known as Obamacare—was not the perfect solution to the nation’s need for affordable healthcare, but it did increase the availability of quality, affordable healthcare for small businesses. Companies that had struggled for years—not only to find affordable health insurance for their workers but also to negotiate double-digit premium increases every…

Fill Your IRA & 401(k) to the Brim

September 19 2017

Some people say that 50 is the new 30. Living longer and healthier lives might make you feel young if you are 50, but your retirement account begs to differ. Anyone who’s turning 50 or older on or before Dec. 31 is allowed to make retirement catch-up contributions starting that year. Catch-up contributions can yield…

Tip: Why Vacations are Important

September 19 2017

The unrelenting pace of life is a reality for many people. Mobile technology keeps us connected 24/7, and the workday seems to have no end. Sometimes we tell ourselves we can’t justify taking time off to rest and rejuvenate. Too much of this kind of thinking can seriously damage our health and productivity. If you…

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC Announces New Associate

September 13 2017

Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jarett Sauer to their professional team. As an associate, Sauer’s responsibilities will include general accounting, tax preparation and auditing assignments. “We’re very excited to welcome Jarett to the team,” said Theresa Dasenbrock, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Managing Member/Owner of Lewis, Hooper & Dick, LLC….

Millions Affected by Equifax Data Breach

September 11 2017

Close to half the population of the United States could be affected by a recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the three largest American consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States. The company also provides identity theft protection. Equifax announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017, that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers had their…