Articles for October, 2020
Tax and Financial News
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...
3 State Level Tax Hikes That Might Be Coming Due to COVID-19
September, 2020
No surprise, but Americans are consuming and spending less since the coronavirus kicked in.  Retail sales dropped to 8.7 percent in March, the largest month-over-month decline since the Census Bureau started tracking this...
General Business News
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...
Three Strategies Companies Can Implement to Recover Faster
September, 2020
Small businesses nationwide were already facing cash problems before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to McKinsey & Company. The firm found that almost one-third of small businesses were...
Stock Market News
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...
How Will Monetary Policy Impact Markets Going Forward?
September, 2020
With gold hitting $2,000 an ounce in recent days, coupled with the Federal Reserve's monetary policy creating a lot of liquidity, how will markets perform for the rest of 2020 and beyond?...
Financial Planning
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...
Tips for Retiring in the Next 10 Years
September, 2020
The stock market continues to perform with relative resilience, despite the current economic decline. But to be clear, without 100 percent participation in the economy – in terms of small business job...
What's New in Technology
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...
How to Make the Most of Digital Marketing
September, 2020
Digital marketing is not a new phenomenon. However, new realities imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of digital marketing for businesses. Basically, digital marketing revolves around...
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
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...
Five Ways to Manage Back-to-School Stress
September, 2020
If you’re anxious about sending your children back to school, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent poll from ABC News/Ipsos showed that 45 percent of parents don’t want their kids in...
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
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...
Laws to Enhance Benefits for Service Members, First Responders, Veterans and to Restore National Parks and Public Lands
September, 2020
A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend lease protections for servicemembers under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency, and for other purposes (S 3637) – This...