Market turbulence in 2020 may have wreaked havoc on your investment goals for the year. It probably also highlighted the importance of periodically reviewing your investment portfolio to determine whether adjustments are needed to keep it on track. Now is a good time to take on these five year-end investment tasks. 1. Evaluate Your Investment […]
Is It Time to Think About Tax-Free Income?
Federal and state governments have spent extraordinary sums in response to the economic toll inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At some point it is likely that governments will look for ways to increase revenue to compensate for this spending and increase income taxes as a result. That’s why it might be a good time to […]
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2021 Begins October 15, 2020
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is the time during which Medicare beneficiaries can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plan costs and coverage typically change. In addition, your health-care needs may have changed over the past year. The Open Enrollment Period — which begins on October […]
ATTENTION: KEEP EYES OPEN AND LISTEN CAREFULLY – CORONAVIRUS SCAMS ALREADY HAPPENING!
Fraudsters and scam artists are always looking for new ways to prey on consumers. Now they are using the same tactics to take advantage of consumers’ heightened financial and health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Federal, state, and local law enforcement have begun issuing warnings on the surge of coronavirus scams and how consumers can […]
Overview of the “CARES Act”
2020 Stimulus (Rebate) Checks The IRS will begin processing stimulus payments by direct deposit to your bank account of record based on your 2018 or 2019 tax return, if you have already filed. Individuals are provided with an advance credit against their 2020 income tax: $1,200 for single taxpayers and $2,400 for married filing joint, […]
FAMILIES FIRST – CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA) Both Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA) are effective for leave taken April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at the employee’s regular rate of pay where the […]