Many of us have been locked down for more than a year. We’ve cancelled vacations, restaurant visits and in-person schooling. More than 500,000 of our loved ones across the country have passed away. Is there any good coming out of the COVID pandemic? Anything at all? Turns out, there is. The messenger RNA immunization technology… Continue Reading Can Any Good Come from This?
You already know that the U.S. stock markets are constantly testing all-time highs, and part of the euphoria is the idea that we may soon get our lives back. But is there any solid economic data to back it up? Recent Commerce Department data offers better news than anybody was expecting about the U.S. economy.… Continue Reading Good News on the (soon-to-be) Post-COVID Economy
You might wonder what you get in return for your tax dollars. The question isn’t so far-fetched; after all, the government collects those taxes—theoretically, at least—in order to give you back a comparable value in services like police protection, education, infrastructure and a social safety net. Are we getting what we pay for? A recent… Continue Reading Are Your Taxes Paying Off?
There is a difference between planning for hard times and living through them. We are in the latter. We are living through the hard times we may have planned for but wished and hoped wouldn’t come. After an unprecedented run of a bull market, we knew that a market correction was coming, but that doesn’t… Continue Reading What To Do In A Market Downturn
2020 has been a big year for change. With changing legislation and market volatility alongside battling a pandemic, our way of life has altered and adapted to fit our present circumstances. While there have been many challenging aspects of this year, an important new piece of legislation has passed aimed at increasing the efficacy of… Continue Reading What Is The SECURE Act and How Does It Impact Retirees?
By Ash Toumayants Life as we know it has changed significantly in a matter of weeks, and we don’t know when it will go back to normal—or what our new normal will look like. The constant barrage of briefings and updates cause many of us to panic or at least lose sleep at night. Although… Continue Reading Do Your Friends And Family Need Financial Guidance During This Stressful Time? We’re Available To Help Virtually
By Ash Toumayants While you didn’t plan it this way, it looks like spring cleaning will be happening while we all spend a lot more time at home due to social distancing. Allow us to make a suggestion: Make the most of the extra time you may have on your hands. It’s the perfect opportunity… Continue Reading Cleaning Up Finances While At Home For Social Distancing
By Ash Toumayants Does it seem like lately there are more news updates about hackers and breaches in security? With the rise in how dependent our culture is on technology, there are more opportunities for personal information to get compromised. On top of that, average households are using more than one device on a given… Continue Reading How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Attacks
As global markets continue their roller coaster ride due to fears surrounding the coronavirus, our most recent bull market officially turned into a bear market. But what does that mean? And are we on the verge of another recession like the one we had in 2008? In light of all these concerns, today we’ll share… Continue Reading What You Need To Know About Recessions And Bear Markets
By Ash Toumayants Do you remember the days when you could give generously to others and get a nice tax break as an added benefit? Even if you didn’t donate money for the sole purpose of saving on your taxes, it was a nice perk come tax time. Unfortunately, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs… Continue Reading Could A Donor-Advised Fund Save You Money On Taxes?