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  • Finance 101: Best Practices in Financial Literacy
  • Today more than ever, it is critical for state and local governments to practice sound fiscal management and financial planning. Failure to understand financial outcomes undermines a jurisdiction’s economic and political viability. Yet there’s a big gap between what public leaders know about finance and what they need to know.

  • Forward Looking Intelligence: Planning for the Baby Boomer Impact
  • Close to 20 percent of the nation’s population will be over the age of 65 in 15 years. The socioeconomic impact created by the nation's aging population will be tremendous. All levels of government will be challenged to ensure effective and efficient service delivery with limited financial resources.

  • Building a Resilient Community: A Framework for Action
  • As unpredictable events affect where we live, there is a critical need to build more resilient communities. We rely on the infrastructure that weaves our communities together to provide livable, prosperous and environmentally responsible communities. Has your jurisdiction taken the necessary steps to fully prepare its facilities and services to be resilient? A team of experts will share a framework for action and best practices.

  • Tapping Languishing Financial Assets: A Structured Framework for Collecting Delinquent Debt
  • The increase in public debt is a growing problem facing the U.S. economy. Funds are limited at all levels, from Washington, D.C., and the states to cities and towns. From municipalities to public universities, a large number of America’s public organizations are facing increased budget constraints, yet they hold millions of dollars in debt that could be monetized to bring in immediate and recurring revenues. According to the National Association of Counties (NACo), local government had more than $40 billion in uncollected taxes and fees, while outsourcing about 50% of that debt to third party collectors.

  • TRAP Tax Refund Fraudsters! What You Need to Know To Effectively Combat Tax Fraud
  • Billions of dollars in fraudulent refunds are being paid out by government every tax year. This not only puts a strain on government’s ability to provide services, but it also erodes public trust in the country’s tax system. The increasing reliance on e-filing for tax returns increases the efficiency of tax operations and taxpayer convenience, but it also strips away crucial layers of protection between identity thieves and unwarranted tax refunds. Stealing identities and filing for tax refunds has become one of the fastest growing non-violent criminal activities in the country.

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