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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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    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
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    What the New Tax Law Could Mean for the Legal Field

    Get your magnifying glass out, because this tax overhaul is complicated. On January 1, the Trump administration’s new tax plan officially became law. Covering nearly 500 pages, the legislation is…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How Real Estate Professionals Can Prevent Cyberattacks

    What you need to know about data security. The numbers are staggering–143 million, 1.9 billion, 211,000. And yet, they seem almost too large to fully understand the impact on an…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    How Law Firms Can Find Shelter Amidst the Cybercrime Wave

    Brace yourself, because the forecast isn't changing anytime soon. The modern data landscape is trapped in the eye of a raging storm. Private information is being swept away like debris…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Don’t Be Deloitte: Data Breach Lessons for Accountants

    How to prevent hacks or handle the fallout. In 2016, hackers stole client information from the email system of Deloitte, a "big four" accountancy and consulting firm. No one noticed…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Accountants Blogs of 2017

    Put the New Year on pause. Have you stocked up on party hats, confetti, and champagne for your New Year's celebration? Before you ring in 2018, take a look back…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Lawyers Blogs of 2017

    Let the past fuel your future. Are your sights set on New Year's resolutions for you law firm? Before you move forward, look back at where you've been. It'll help…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Our Top 4 Real Estate Blogs of 2017

    Looking back and moving forward. 2017 brought a fair share of tragedy and triumph. Whether you experienced ups, downs, or a little bit of both, your year in real estate…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Outsmarting the Identity Thief

    According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there was a 40% increase in data breaches from 2015 to 2016. In total, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million United States…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Social Media for Lawyers: Facebook Edition

    Go social and go big. When it first launched, Facebook was written off as a place for young folks to rant and post selfies. It was supposed to come and…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Real Estate Risk Management Roundup

    Don't make these same mistakes. You can never have too much safety. When you work a real estate deal, you might even check the fine details ten times to make…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    Witness the Total Eclipse of Real Estate

    A world without real estate agents. This article is part of our October "World Without" series, in which we imagine parallel dimensions where business professionals disappear. And we're glad you're…

    by Pearl Insurance
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    3 Twisted Tales from a World Without Accountants

    What happens when society doesn't add up? Wealth is one of the most potent forces driving humanity forward. It can make budding societies blossom, or it can end empires; money…

    by Pearl Insurance