How not to be hurt when you give to the hurting

How not to be hurt when you give to the hurting

News headlines recently have chronicled one disaster after another, both natural and man-made. The images coming in from Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Las Vegas are heartrending. Locally, many are still reeling from the Gatlinburg fires. So many stories of human tragedy and need move many to reach for their wallets in an effort to ease the suffering. If you’re one of those generous Americans, God bless you. But before you give, there are a...

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What you need to know now about tax code legislation

What you need to know now about tax code legislation

The big news yesterday was that President Trump finally unveiled the new plan for tax reform legislation. Upon inspection, it’s more of an outline or idea than a firm plan, so don’t take too many of the promises and headlines about the contents too seriously just yet. For example, the proposed standard deduction for married individuals filing jointly would jump from $12,700 to $24,000, which sounds great. But the personal exemption for...

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It’s Football Time in Tennessee!

It’s Football Time in Tennessee!

Yes, fall is the time when everyone looks forward to “Football Time in Tennessee!” But we’re not talking about the Vols. We’re talking high school football, which is very big in Morgan County. Uselton, Clay & Bright is a proud sponsor of Morgan County Football on WECO Radio. Listen to our own Suzie Jones Clay doing our commercials, and you’re likely to see UCB’s Nicole Swint in the stands. If you’d...

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What Would You Choose as a Legislative Priority?

What Would You Choose as a Legislative Priority?

A recent article in Accounting Today reported on a survey by the payroll firm Paychex. It said that small business owners wanted tax reform to be the main legislative priority for the government, by a wide margin. The other concerns were repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (15%), which tied with infrastructure, and reduction of regulations, which came in at 9%. All three of those concerns pale in comparison to tax reform, which...

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How Prepared Are You for Emergencies?

How Prepared Are You for Emergencies?

With hurricanes Harvey and Irma fresh on our minds, it’s a good time to ask yourself how prepared you, your family and your business are for any emergency, not just of the wind-and-water kind. For instance, in case of a fire, a computer hack, health issue or other serious loss, do you have your most important documents backed up off site? Are you adequately insured? Do your family members, employees and emergency contacts know the...

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