Articles for December, 2020
Tax and Financial News
2021 Social Security Tax and Benefit Increases Announced
December, 2020
The Social Security Administration recently announced 2021 increases to both benefits and the taxable wage base for FICA taxes....
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...
General Business News
How Businesses Can Adapt, Grow During COVID-19
December, 2020
In order to survive – and even thrive – during these unprecedented times, small businesses have had to find new ways to make money. The UPS Store’s Small Biz Buzz...
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...
Stock Market News
How Will the Biden Administration Influence the Federal Reserve?
December, 2020
With the nation on the precipice of a transition of administrations on Jan. 20, 2021, there will need to be many roles filled both in and out of the White House. With the potential for Janet Yellen...
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...
Financial Planning
Last Minute Financial Moves for Year's End
December, 2020
There are certain year-end financial transactions that must clear by Dec. 31 to be reported on the 2020 tax return. It’s important to take a good look at your financial portfolio in light of the plethora...
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...
What's New in Technology
Will StarLink be the Next Disruption to the Telecommunication Industry?
December, 2020
With every new project comes expectations, uncertainties, questions, opposition and more. Elon Musk’s StarLink internet is one such project...
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.

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Tip of the Month
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Where We Are So Far
December, 2020
While the pandemic is not over, we do have some good news. There are vaccines and they will be available soon. Here’s where...
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...
Guest Article of the Month
Predictions for a Post-COVID Working World
December, 2020
Economists are predicting that 58 percent of unemployed workers who were laid off as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns are likely to return to their old jobs, according to the Brookings Institution. But...
Congress at Work
A Flush of Protections for Veterans and Native Americans
December, 2020
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2020 (HR 6168) – Introduced by Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) on March 10, this bill increases Vet compensation benefits by 1.3...
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...