Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | January 2019
Shopping for a Competent Tax Preparer
All tax preparers are required to meet several requirements as part of their job.  But, even if they meet these requirements, it does not necessarily mean that they are competent. In a recent audit, the IRS had found substantial errors—overlooking common deductions or incorrectly interpreting the tax code. 

CFOs: Recession Possible in 2019
The global economy has been on a growth streak for nearly a decade, particularly in the United States. Unfortunately, this long growth streak appears to be nearing its end. Nearly half of U.S. CFOs think the nation’s economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019.

Get Financially Fit This Year

The new year is an ideal time to set new goals, as many vow to become more physically fit or get organized. The new year is also a great time to assess your finances, gain control and stick to a new budget or savings plan. Taking control of your personal finances will allow you to save and prepare for unexpected expenses. 

'OUCH!' The Security Awareness Newsletter
Search Yourself Online
You most likely have heard how important it is to protect your privacy and the information you share online. To demonstrate this, we are going to try something new; we are going to show you how to research yourself and discover what information is publicly known about you. The process is called OSINT, a fancy way of saying Open Source Intelligence.

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