Cynergy eNewsletter - December 2006    

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“My Two Cents” by Cindy Pickens – Cynergy “To Party or Not to Party”

The holiday season is upon us and your company's holiday gathering is just around the corner -- time to let loose and party hardy with your colleagues. Right? Wrong. (Read on)

Personal Styles Time-Waster or Useful - Should you Join the MBTI Shuffle?
By: Bacal & Associates

You can find them almost everywhere. Myers-Briggs, Enneagrams, leadership styles, learning styles, communication styles, teaching styles, conflict management styles...all designed to classify or label people so they can better understand themselves and others. More and more training vendors are using style questionnaires as a basis for training and development. The question is: are they really useful, or are they just fun exercises akin to astrology? (Read on)

Tax Facts About Capital Gains and Losses
By: Judee Slack – SlackTax, Inc.

Almost everything you own and use for personal purposes, pleasure or investment is a capital asset. When you sell a capital asset, the difference between the amounts you sell it for and your basis, which is usually what you paid for it, is a capital gain or a capital loss. While you must report all capital gains, you may deduct only capital losses on investment property, not personal property. (Read on)

HR Alert - Regulations of a Holiday Shutdown
By: Audrianne Adams Lee
HR NETwork Inc.

  • If no work is available for the entire workweek, as in the case of vacation/holiday shutdown, no salary need be paid. (In this case, make sure exempt employees earn the minimum monthly salary of $2,340) (Read on)

How to Tighten Up your Email Security
By: Paul Wilcox

These days email is a necessary part of communication. However, t also means that email is one of the most popular ways for a virus to infect your computer. You need to protect yourself from the threat of fraud and infection. (Read on)

The opinions expressed by Cynergy, its Executive Advisors, Affiliates and Associates are intended to be general in nature, mere suggestions and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant.