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Coronavirus-related Retirement Plan Distributions

A Coronavirus-related distribution is any distribution made on or after January 1, 2020 and before December 31, 2020 from an eligible retirement plan made to a qualified individual.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
May 21, 2020
Tax Planning

$300 Above-the-Line Charitable Tax Deduction

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act added an above-the-line tax deduction for 2020. Taxpayers who make a qualified charitable contribution and who do not itemize their deductions using Schedule A may be eligible for a deduction from the calculation of gross income.

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
May 20, 2020
Financial Planning

2020 RMDs Waived Under CARES Act

In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed. There are several components to the CARES Act that will impact many, if not all, Americans. This blog article focuses on how the CARES Act affects Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs).

Posted By Alyssa Yocom
April 30, 2020
Cybersecurity

Tips for Safer Video Conferencing

Many of us have taken to the number of video conferencing applications available for work, education, and continuing a virtual social life. Here some tips to help secure your next video conference meeting.

Posted By Jennifer Specter
April 30, 2020
Health & Fitness

5 Steps to Building an Exercise Routine

Lack of time is one of the most commonly cited reasons for not exercising. The good news is that much of what we already do counts as physical activity, such as mowing the lawn or raking leaves. Additionally, benefiting from physical activity does not require a fancy gym membership or an uninterrupted 1-2 hours per day.

Posted By Nicole Schultz
April 30, 2020
Health & Fitness

How to Boost Your Immune System

There is good news and bad news when it comes to boosting your immune system. The Bad News: There is no secret ingredient or superfood that is going to give you immune-boosting superpowers. The Good News: Supporting your immune system is rather simple – eat a well-balanced diet, exercise, get adequate sleep and reduce stress.

Posted By Nicole Schultz
April 30, 2020