Summer Travel: Flying in the Pandemic 

After months of desolation at the airports, air travel has increased every week leading into the busy summer vacation season. With full flights becoming more of the norm, it is more challenging than ever to socially distance on planes, making it important that you follow additional precautions. Mask Up: The number one thing that you need to remember before heading to the airport is to mask up. Most airlines and airports now mandate the use of masks. It is a good idea to bring along a few different masks to switch out as necessary. If you are boarding a long…
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Risk Tolerance Vs Risk Capacity: Knowing The Difference 

The economy that we all wake up in each day under COVID-19 looks a lot different from the one that existed before the virus took hold in the United States and around the world. It has been a major point of reflection for people all around the world. Many are reviewing how they have ran their personal financial life up to this point and reconsidering some of the steps that they have taken. As such, one of the items that some have looked at is their risk tolerance versus their risk capacity. The two are different, and we want to…
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Estate Planning in a Pandemic 

The ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted life in countless ways. The health crisis has led many people to examine their own mortality and realize that they are not prepared for the end of life situations. As the crisis continues to rage on, it is more important than ever to make sure that your will and other important estate planning directives are in place. According to Caring.com, 52% of people over the age of 55 do not have a will or other vital estate planning documents in place. While it can be a bit more challenging to get these directives…
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CARES Act Creates Tax Relief 

In March 2020, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent; just one month later the number had skyrocketed to 14.7 percent-the highest figure since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Some 29 million Americans are now temporarily or permanently out of work. COVID-19, the pandemic coronavirus, in many ways, has crippled the U.S. economy. The good-or at least better-news is that the federal government has made a flurry of tax and process decisions that should bring relief to many in the form of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security program, or The CARES Act. Here's a quick review of the…
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Stimulus Payments Won’t Cut Into Your Tax Refund 

In March 2020, the Federal Government passed the CARES Act. This act, a result of the massive COVID-19 pandemic that has infected over one million Americans, was responsible for the establishment of a variety of federal aid designed to assist individuals throughout the country in getting through unemployment and the ongoing pandemic. The most well-known component of the CARES Act was its direct cash payment. These payments, which began to be sent in April, supplied individuals with $1,200 if they had previously filed as individuals making up to $75,000, $112,500 if they filed as the head of households or $150,000…
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