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  • Millennial Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2019
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    2019 Brings Millennial Buyers. Are You Ready?

    The 2018 housing market was a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. It started off strong with low mortgage rates and escalating home prices. But rising interest rates, a…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Striking the Right Life Balance Can Re-energize You
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    Striking the Right Balance Can Re-energize Your Life

    Being busy seems to be the newest symbol of status and importance. If you're not juggling your phone, laptop, dozens of projects at work, and multiple volunteer commitments at your…

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  • 3 Inspiring Accountants to Motivate You in the New Year
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    3 Inspirational Accountants to Motivate You in the New Year

    With 2019 just around the corner, chances are you’ve started reflecting on the past year and making resolutions for the future. To help inspire you as you prepare your New…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Our Top Mobile Apps for Lawyers
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    Mobile Apps That’ll Make Your Legal Career Easier

    Complete everyday tasks on the go. Client meetings. Travel. Court appearances. Emails. Long phone calls. Document reviews. Research. Sound familiar? If your typical day contains any of the above items,…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Don’t Let Holiday Stress Make You the Grinch

    Ready or not, the holidays are upon us. For many, “Tis the season to be jolly,” but for others, “Bah, humbug.” The difference in mood could depend on your expectations…

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  • The Myth of Real Estate Flipping for Profit
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    The Myth of Flipping Property for Passive Profit

    Ah… is there anything better than making a few (thousand) easy bucks doing something that’s already in your career’s wheelhouse? Thanks in part to television shows like those found on…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

    “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha As Buddha famously put it, you are worthy of your own love. In a…

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  • I Quit Streaming TV for One Month and This Is What Happened
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    I Quit Streaming TV for One Month and This Is What Happened

    It was a Sunday in September. I decided to ease into the day with an episode of Shameless. “Just one episode,” I lied to myself, “and then I’ll be productive.”…

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    Healthy Homes

    Rethinking how we live indoors and out. Most of us equate our homes with warmth, safety, and security. It's often the one place we feel most comfortable and able to…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Counting the Cost: CPAs and Cybercrime

    Don’t get caught off guard. Our economy grows more reliant on technology by the day, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. While our hyperconnected world provides plenty of…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    A Call to Action: Embrace Innovation

    As the legal industry continues to change, creativity will be key to survival. It’s no secret that lawyers are witnessing a rapid metamorphosis in the industry. Changes in the economy,…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Is Technology Taking Over Your Life? Here’s How to Fix It.

    The average person checks their cell phone over 100 times a day. Over 100 times a day. Now, think of when you’re checking your phone... Possibly while you’re eating dinner…

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    Do You Have the Right?

    Listing photography licensing and use. In our digital world, pictures are used more and more to communicate a feeling, a look, or even a message. A post to social media…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Law and Luxury: The Rise of Concierge Services

    As society evolves, so do client needs. The legal field has roots dating back to ancient Greco-Roman times. But while some aspects of law practice will remain consistent no matter…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • 6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant
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    6 Practical Tips for Managing the Generation Z Accountant

    Your accounting firm is in a good place. You've finally figured out how to manage millennials, and now, you have three (or more!) generations working together in relative harmony. But…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    4 Ways Connecting with Your Neighbors Can Improve Your Life

    A couple of years ago, I was walking through my neighborhood toward my town's singular coffee shop, a trip I'd made at least a hundred times since moving there three…

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    Healthy Relationships Could Extend Your Life

    What’s the secret to a long, happy life? Many have searched high and low for an easy answer to this baffling question. But, what if I told you I found…

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  • How Airbnb Has Changed the Real Estate Industry
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    Love It or Hate It…

    Airbnb Has Changed the Face of Real Estate. Airbnb may have started out as an air mattress on the floor of a San Francisco loft, but the online booking service…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Sun-Ripened Productivity: How a Fruit Can Cultivate Focus

    We live in an age of fractured focus. Our attention spans are commodities that millions of voices, products, games, and services are in an arms race to capture each day.…

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  • How the Personal Touch Benefits Accountants
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    The Power of the Personal Touch

    Technological convenience may cost more than you think. The rise of technology has blown open the door of opportunity for everyone—including the competition. Though leveraging the benefits of the digital…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    E-Discovery Transforms the Legal Landscape

    E-discovery frees lawyers to do what they do best: litigation. If you’re not using e-discovery in your practice, you may be putting your firm and clients at risk. Whether working…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    The A to ZZZZ on Sleep

    There's a lot of information, apps, home remedies, and anecdotal evidence surrounding sleep. We all do it every night, with varying degrees of success, so we have a backlog of…

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    5 Principles to Bring 3 Generations Together

    Find unity in shared experiences. What does it take to manage a team with ages that range from 18 to 62? While you may face challenges in merging and guiding…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Fight Data Breaches at Your Real Estate Firm

    Stand tall against cybercrime. Prospective buyers take virtual tours of listings from the comfort of their homes. When you're working a deal, you likely use a digital app to collect…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Case Study: CPA Steers Customers Toward a Ponzi Scheme

    Double-check your references. As you strive to generate referrals, you do your best to provide outstanding customer service. But you could open the door to liability if you step outside…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Case Studies: Make Sure the Licenses Line Up

    Don’t let history repeat itself. You check your paperwork 10 times to make sure it's accurate. You clear room in your schedule to answer clients' questions. You're thorough, and you…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Set the Ground Rules for Wire Transfers

    Refuse to become the next victim—demand a phone call. Scammers are inserting themselves into transactions with a level of unprecedented sophistication. These scammers can duplicate email addresses, steal letterhead, and…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    6 Social Media Rules for Accountants

    Think before you type. While technology gives accountants new ways to communicate with clients and colleagues, it can bring privacy and confidentiality risks. So, let’s dive into the pitfalls of…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    GOP Tax Bill: Total Sum Gain or Loss?

    Depends on who you ask. The last time the U.S. tax code was changed, Magnum, P.I. and The A-Team were the hottest television shows, and our kids were playing some…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    9 Ways to Boost Your Mood During Tax Season

    Keep your stress in check. The phone rings and rings. New messages flood your inbox. Your calendar fills up with consultations. You explain the new GOP tax law for the…

    by Pearl Insurance