Articles for November, 2020
Tax and Financial News
Our Top 6 Year-End Tax Planning Tips
November, 2020
This has been a year of economic and tax uncertainty with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, potential stimulus bills and the presidential election. As a result, tax planning may be more...
What's Next for a Stimulus Bill?
October, 2020
The Senate Republicans' slimmed-down stimulus bill recently failed to materialize after receiving less than the 60 votes needed to move forward. The “skinny” stimulus bill, with a price tag of only $650 billion, was...
General Business News
How to Effectively On-board & Train Employees Virtually
November, 2020
With COVID-19 still requiring remote working, companies that effectively on-board new workers retain their workers longer, have better worker performance and increase their profits by almost 100 percent, according...
Plan for Business Continuity if Second Wave of COVID Hits
October, 2020
With winter around the corner and the threat of seasonal viruses looming, a second wave of COVID-19 poses a real threat to our health and business operations, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine...
Stock Market News
How Would a Second Stimulus Check Impact Markets?
November, 2020
The $1,200 stimulus check sent out to individuals had mixed impacts on our economy, based on academic research, including by the University of California-Davis. For recipients with $3,000 or more in their bank accounts...
Examining Fed's New Targeted Inflation Policy
October, 2020
Looking back to 2012, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) – a collaboration of the 12 regional Fed banks and the Federal Reserve Governors in Washington – came together and published a Statement on Longer-Run...
Financial Planning
A Realistic Picture: Will You Be Able to Afford In-Home Elder Care?
November, 2020
By the end of September, the nation had recorded over a quarter million cases of COVID-19 and nearly 60,000 deaths in nursing homes that were attributed to the disease. The recent pandemic offers yet another reason why more than...
Long-Term Financial Impact of COVID-19
October, 2020
As bad as the economy is right now due to the COVID outbreak in the United States, many economists are predicting that the long-term outlook is much bleaker. Alas, Congress and the Federal Reserve’s efforts at...
What's New in Technology
Exploring Brain Computer Interface: Tech That Connects to Your Brain
November, 2020
Imagine using your mind to control machines, or your employer reading how you feel in real time from a dashboard? This is the future of BCI technology.

Do we really need...

Avoid Wasting Money on Digital Marketing with These Tips
October, 2020
In last month’s article titled “How to Make the Most of Digital Marketing,” we examined...
Guest Post of the Month
The Importance of an SSL Certificate and Best Practices
October, 2020
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate used is to encrypt traffic between systems, such as client and server. This is done to protect data that might include confidential information, Social Security numbers...
Tip of the Month
Why Gratitude is Important During a Pandemic
November, 2020
We’re living in unprecedented, challenging times. If you’re feeling stressed and scared, you’re not alone. However, there is a way to navigate through all of this uncertainty: gratitude...
Affordable Lunches for Kids Learning at Home
October, 2020
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, many schools across America have transitioned to at-home learning. This alone presents a whole new set of challenges for parents, not the least of which is figuring...
Guest Article of the Month
The New Normal of Working from Home
October, 2020
With COVID, there’s a good chance that you are working from home. For example, in May the Dallas Federal Reserve reported that approximately 35 percent of U.S. employees worked from home full-time, with almost 72...
Congress at Work
Dial 9-8-8 for a Mental Health Crisis; Enforcement Against Violence in the Native American Community; and Enhanced Protections for Veterans and Wildlife
November, 2020
National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (S 2661) – Introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Oct. 22, 2019, this bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to designate 988 as...
Space Weather Forecasting, New Safety and Transparency Reporting Guidelines, Paying to Charge Federal Electric Vehicles, and a Plan to Celebrate Route 66
October, 2020
PROSWIFT Act (S 881) – This Act was sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) on March 26, 2019. The legislation is designed to improve understanding and forecasting of weather events in space...