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Target Offering Educators 15% Discount July 13-20

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Are you an educator? If so, you may be eligible for a 15% discount that Target is offering to help save on back-to-school supplies.

7 Ways A Recent Grad Can Become A Savvy Shopper

by Tim Brunicardi

After graduation, many college students leave with everything they need to successfully follow the career path of their dreams. However, even if they possess the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience they need to enter the job market, there may still be one thing that they lack: a professional wardrobe.

Wells Fargo Offers Students Loan Consolidation Options

by Tim Brunicardi

Wells Fargo recently introduced their Wells Fargo Private Consolidation Loan Program. This option offers students the opportunity to refinance their federal and private student loans.

This loan consolidation program also offers protection options to students that helps them comprehend the benefits and trade-offs when they consolidate federal student loans into a private student loan.

Trends that will Shape the Accounting Industry in 2019

by Tim Brunicardi

What does the future hold for accounting professionals? According to a recent article from Forbes Technology Council, the following trends will be instrumental in shaping this industry in 2019.

5 Tips to Help Students During Tax Season

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Monday, April 15, or as most Americans know as Tax Day, is quickly approaching. If you haven't started or are in the process of getting everything you'll need to file your taxes, here are some tips to help get you through it.

13 Events Accounting Students Should Consider Attending

by Tim Brunicardi

If you’re an accounting student who would like the opportunity to travel, network, and learn about upcoming trends in your profession, then why not consider attending one of the below events.


Accountex USA 2019

Date: September 5-6, 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, consultants, bookkeepers
Description: This is an accounting-oriented independent expo that will feature more than 50 sessions and 100 plus exhibitors.

Scaling New Heights 2019

Date: June 16-19, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, entrepreneurs
Description: “The Transformation Advisor” will be the theme of this event that will host 18 sessions about leadership and financial analysis.

AICPA ENGAGE 2019

Date: June 9-13, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Recommended For: Accountants, financial advisors, auditors
Description: Accounting, auditing, financial planning, and new technology trends will be discussed at this event.

Women Who Count National Conference

Date: October 21-23, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Recommended For: Female accountants, CPAs
Description: Organized by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, this event is geared towards female professionals in the accounting industry.

The ONE National Conference 2019

Date: September 23-24, 2019
Location: Montreal, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs
Description: “Sustainability Through Innovation” is the theme of this conference that specializes in providing visitors with a multitude of informative networking events.

NJCPA Convention & Expo

Date: June 11-14, 2019
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Recommended For: Accountants, CPAs, financial advisors
Description: This leading-edge event will focus on the ways you can work differently to deliver the highest level of service, value and competency.

IIA 2019 International Conference

Date: July 7-10, 2019
Location: Anaheim, CA
Recommended For: Auditors, accountants, CPAs
Description: Internal auditors from all over the globe will converge on Southern California to gain new perspectives, insights, and best practices relevant to all levels and industries.

TECHSPO New York 2019

Date: May 9-10, 2019
Location: New York, NY
Recommended For: Marketers, CPA firm owners, designers, innovators, entrepreneurs
Description: This is a technology-oriented expo designed to prepare CPAs, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals for upcoming technology trends that will affect this industry.

National Technology Forum 2019

Date: May 22-23, 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, financial advisors, entrepreneurs
Description: The goal of this conference is to educate accountants about breakthroughs in technologies that can benefit their clients.

Commodity Tax Symposium 2019

Date: October 23-24, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Recommended For: Accountants, academics, lawyers, CPAs, consultants
Description: This conference will primarily benefit CPAs who want to learn new strategies regarding how to deal with critical tax issues by utilizing technology.

Dreamforce 2019

Date: November 19-22, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Recommended For: Business owners, accounting firms, marketers
Description: This is a multi-day event that will feature over 200 information sessions and exhibits of cloud ecosystems and how they operate.

Microsoft Ignite 2019

Date: November 4-8, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Recommended For: Entrepreneurs, CPA firm owners, technology providers
Description: This two-day event will draw attention to new cloud technologies and how they can be applied to the accounting industry.

AAA 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: August 9-14, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Recommended For: CPAs, financial advisors, auditors
Description: The American Accounting Association (AAA) is hosting this yearly event that will focus on new opportunities and challenges CPAs will face in 2019.

19 Financial Aid Terms to Help You Understand Loan Repayment

by Deneene Merchant

Navigating the world of student loans can be a bit daunting, especially when you graduate and don't have someone who can help you understand the financial aid terms used to describe your loans.

This list compiles 19 key financial aid terms that will help you navigate the post-college loan repayment phase of your life.

5 New Year's Resolutions for College Students

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Now that Christmas has passed, it's time to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions. This tradition is said to have started with the Babylonians some 4,000 years ago when they would crown or reaffirm a king, as well as make promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. While the tradition of New Year's Resolutions still carries on today, the promises being made now are to ourselves instead.

Financial Aid Bootcamp:  Understanding the FAFSA

by Deneene Merchant

College is expensive.

13 Apps Every College Student Should Have

by Tim Brunicardi

An app, which is short for software application, is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. These apps are tools to help us in every day life including travel, health/fitness, entertainment, productivity, news, education, and more. But with over 2 million apps in the iOS App Store and over 3 million apps in Google Play, how is one to know which apps can be beneficial to them?

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