reopening america

The good news is that you survived the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, and the bad news is that it’s not quite over yet. For those who are returning to the workplace, restaurants, and socializing again, it’s an exciting time – but also a time that requires caution. Americans age 50 and older are considered…

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financial planning

While no one knows what this decade will bring, we might look to history for some insight. One hundred years ago, America was reeling from the Spanish Flu and uncertain economic prospects. At the time, many may have been pessimistic, but then we entered the Roaring 20’s. While there is much uncertainty now, we may…

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travel planning 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many things, including canceled trips. Americans are now wondering about summer travel plans, and if it’s wise to make them before the country fully reopens. Just because everything isn’t completely back to normal yet doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t take a vacation this summer – even if it…

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coronavirus effect on finance

Long after the restaurants and hotels are open again, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will still be felt by many individuals and the country. During this time of widespread unemployment, less is collected in payroll taxes that fund Social Security, while emergency federal spending has increased significantly. Here are potential far-reaching effects of…

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memorial day

Although we’re living in an unprecedented time, it’s not the first time that America has seen a crisis. It’s important to remember that when people talk about recovery, it’s a question of “when” not “if.” America has gone through numerous wars and hardships and always come out stronger. This Memorial Day, many of us won’t…

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coronavirus aid for businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with distributing $350 billion in loans to help businesses. Small businesses may qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, while other businesses may qualify for breaks, tax deferments, and credits through the CARES Act. Here are details on four measures to help businesses through…

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coronavirus aid

President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law to help Americans combat the economic effects of the coronavirus. It includes potential tax breaks, checks for qualifying Americans, and temporary new rules for retirement account withdrawals. Here’s a guide to the CARES Act for Americans 50 and over. Checks for…

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In Mike Slater’s AM segment on KFMB Radio, Brad discussed possible retirement strategies adjustments that might be relevant during these unprecedented times,  and how the CARES act could impact your plans/ future economy for small businesses.   *Investment Advisory Services offered through Epstein and White Financial LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Adviser.

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government response to coronavirus

We’re living in unprecedented times, and the government is taking unusual steps to mitigate the economic damage done by the coronavirus. Strict measures are in place, like canceling events of more than ten people, closing bars and restaurants, and restricting travel. And while these mean to help from a public health standpoint, they’re having a…

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