Use a USB drive to protect your computer from prying eyes

Rohos Logon Key is a tool that allows users to turn a USB drive into a key that they can use to unlock their computers, Dave Johnson writes. "Not only is Rohos convenient, but it enables you to use a significantly stronger, more complex password, since you don't need to remember it," he writes. There is a free version of the application as well as a premium version for $32 that offers some additional functionality. CBS MoneyWatch (10/11)

Ways to work with an accountant to handle an audit

If you decide to work with an accountant to handle an audit, you should organize your documents and be honest about your finances, Angie Mohr writes. "The worst thing that can happen is that you remain silent on a matter and the auditor stumbles across it," she writes. You should also refer the IRS' questions to your accountant rather than answering them yourself. Intuit Small Business Blog (10/12)

6 tips for renting out your home

Before renting out your home, you should create a contract, research the people you'll be renting to and decide who will be in charge of managing the property, according to BBB. When selecting a management company, check out the organization on BBB's website, and make sure you're aware of all the fees involved. Odessa American (Texas) (10/13)

 

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