Monthly Archives: March 2016

CheckWorks Has Expanded to Offer Full-Service Payment Solutions

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CheckWorks has been a pioneer in the field of direct-to-consumer check printing and manufacturing since 1986, providing innovations to its customers since its inception. In a continuing effort to bring innovative technologies to its growing customer base, CheckWorks Inc., is excited to announce its new full-service payment processing solutions.

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Jonathan Levy: A Lesson in Humility That Launched a Successful Career

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By MJ Plaster

One of the hardest decisions a college student can make is selecting a major because it should, in theory, lead to a career choice. The problem is that few young adults, when they enter college, have a solid grasp on what they want to do “when they grow up.” Jonathan Levy, also known as the Zero Waste Guy, was one such college student.

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When Is It Time To Hire A Tax Professional?

Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season.  This one didn't require any expensive props either  but I did have to use my son's glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Here is my second stock photo attempt, just in time for tax season. This one didn’t require any expensive props either but I did have to use my son’s glue stick to hold the sheets together. Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org

Filing taxes can strike fear into the heart of even the bravest people. After all, no one wants to come under the scrutiny of the Internal Revenue Service or be flagged for an audit.

When income is low and taxes are simple, preparing your own return with the help of tax preparation software is relatively straightforward and the risks of being chosen for audit is usually very minimal. However, there are many cases, even when your annual income is low, that hiring a tax professional to prepare your tax returns is a much smarter and safer option. Continue reading

5 Tips for Dealing With Extra-Annoying Co-Workers

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By: MJ Plaster

The workplace is a melting pot of diverse backgrounds and eclectic personalities, so it’s unreasonable to expect everyone will get along swimmingly all the time. Still, there is an expectation that employees will act civilly toward one another and ignore petty annoyances.

Even minor irritations can send productivity plummeting, so how you handle toxic co-workers can make or break your day. Long term, how you manage these people can determine your career trajectory.

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What To Look For In A Potential Accountant

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As your business starts to grow and expand, you might consider hiring an accountant. Depending on how badly you need one, you might be tempted to hire the first or second one you come across. However, this could be a critical mistake. Accountants play a vital role in your business, and any mistakes could be devastating.

Accounting mistakes could result in lost profits or legal trouble. Thus, it is important to ensure your potential accountant is reliable and dependable.  Be sure to check their education, work history, and references. Continue reading