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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

 

Two new books published by No Frills Buffalo recently hit bookstore shelves, including “Shadow Boxing: A Tom Donovan Mystery” by David Coleman, and “Post-Mortem Depression and Other Maladies of English” by Jimmy Neureuther.

Enhanced Border Security Plans Include New Biometric Technologies

Enhanced Border Security Plans Include New Biometric Technologies

 

In May of 2013, CBP created a new office, within the existing Office of Field Operations, called the Entry/Exit Transformation (EXT) Office. The Entry/Exit Transformation team’s mission is to enhance the integrity of the immigration system through assurance of traveler identity. The ultimate goal is to verify who is arriving in the U.S., determine who is abiding by the terms of their admission and who is not, and when individuals depart – all while enhancing border security and not interrupting the normal flow of travel or trade.  

Investing as a Couple: Getting to Yes

In a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn't always work that way, though; many marriage counselors say disagreements about money are one of the key factors that lead couples to seek help. You may be risk averse, while your spouse may be comfortable investing more aggressively--or vice versa. How can you bridge that gap?

First, define your goals

Making good investment decisions is difficult if you don't know what you're investing for. Make sure you're on the same page--or at least reading from the same book--when it comes to financial goal-setting. Knowing where you're headed is the first step toward developing a road map for dealing jointly with investments.

Women and Estate Planning Basics

Women and Estate Planning Basics

When it comes to estate planning, women have unique concerns. The fact is that women live an average of 4.8 years longer than men.* That's important because it means that there's a greater chance that you'll need your assets to last for a longer period of time and a greater need to plan for incapacity. It also means that you'll need to take responsibility for your own estate plan.

What is an estate plan?

An estate plan is a map that reflects the way you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in case of your incapacity or death. It allows you to control what happens to your property if you die or become incapacitated.

USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a memo on May 30, 2014, issuing a new policy on the validity of Form I-693, the report of medical examination and vaccination record. The new policy states that Form I-693 will now only be valid for one year from the date the form was submitted to USCIS. The form must also now be submitted within one year of the foreign national receiving the medical examination.

Having an Immigration Lawyer Handle Your Case is a Good Idea

Having an Immigration Lawyer Handle Your Case is a Good Idea

 

At Berardi Immigration Law, our phone rings a lot with callers wanting to “ask a simple question.” Unfortunately, when it comes to immigration law, very little is “simple.” There are many reasons for hiring an immigration attorney to handle your case. Aside from saving you time with research and form filing, lawyers can provide you with the peace of mind that your application is submitted properly.  

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What is duration, and why should I pay attention to it?

The Federal Reserve's actions over the next year could be important to bond markets, particularly if and when the Fed decides to increase its target interest rate. Since bond prices typically move in the opposite direction from yields, rising bond yields will translate into a decline in bond prices.

If you have bonds or bond mutual funds in your portfolio, you might want to pay attention to the duration of each one. Technically, a bond or bond fund's duration calculates the length of time it will take to receive the full true value of the investment; duration takes into account the present value of expected future payments of interest and principal.