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How to distribute a wellness bonus

Q: Our civil engineering firm is a member of a professional organization that is offering a new wellness program for our employees. Under the program our employees can voluntarily participate in a number of activities to promote good health. These ...

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Kellen Moore Bobblehead — denied!

They’re gone. All gone. I’m talking about the Kellen Moore Bobbleheads, of course. (In case you somehow don’t know, Kellen Moore is the winningest college football quarterback ever. He played four years for Boise State University, leading the charge in ...

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Idaho or Delaware? That is the question

The words after “to be or not to be” from Shakespeare’s Hamlet are: “Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing ...

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Banks have no interest in interest-only loans

Once upon a time, one of the most popular mortgage products being offered by lenders was the “interest-only” loan. Its popularity was simple to see; a borrower could get into a much more expensive home than he normally could have ...

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Art poses difficulty in depreciation

Q: We are redecorating two of our offices in Boise and have purchased quite a bit of new furniture and artwork. I know we can expense or depreciate the furniture, but can we also either expense or depreciate the artwork? ...

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Contractor house of horrors: What to do when subs go bad

I recently received a call from a general contractor and client with an all-too-common question: “I just had a subcontractor show up on site and tell me, ‘I’m going out of business and won’t finish the job.’ What do I ...

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Thoughts on American first impressions

Most of us know the stereotypical mantra of how Americans can be crass when they travel abroad. We’re considered rude and demanding. To help counter that, every time I travel (and I’ve been to 15 countries) I always try to ...

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Promoting wellness in the workplace

Now that companies have finished planning their insurance programs for 2013, many are focusing their attention on how to better engage their workforce in wellness programs. There are many ways a thoughtful and well-communicated wellness program contributes to your company’s ...

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What is your true calling?

What were you meant to do with your life? What is your passion? Are you currently working in your true vocation? If not, perhaps you would benefit from taking time to rethink your core reason for being. In his book ...

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