What’s in the Coronavirus Stimulus Bill?

On March 27, the House of Representatives passed and President Trump signed a massive $2 trillion emergency spending bill designed to lessen the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or the CARES Act — is the third coronavirus-related response bill to emerge from Congress since […]

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How to Prepare Financially for Pet Ownership

Welcoming a new pet into the home is an exciting experience for many families. In fact, more than half of all Americans own at least one pet, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. However, families often don’t think about the financial impact of pet ownership. For example, families spend an average of nearly $3,100 […]

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Coronavirus Tax Relief: Filing and Payment Deadlines Extended to July 15, 2020

(Taken from the IRS and U.S. Treasury websites): March 20, 2020 The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a press conference that the deadline for filing tax returns and remitting payment […]

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Reassess Your Risk Tolerance in Light of High Market Volatility

The volatility that investment markets have experienced over the past few weeks serves as a good reminder of the importance of determining your level of risk tolerance. In other words, how much risk are you comfortable taking in order to achieve a certain level of investment return? Risk is inherent in all investments, though some […]

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5 Last-Minute Deductions That Could Shave Your Tax Bill

If you’re working on finalizing your 2019 income tax return, you might be looking for some last-minute deductions to help lower your tax bill. Here are 5 possibilities: Taxes and interest paid — A wide range of tax payments are deductible, including personal property (such as ad valorem taxes on vehicles) real property (such as […]

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