12 06, 2020

3 Things to Know Before Making Summer Travel Plans

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 [...]

31 05, 2020

Far-Reaching Effects of This Pandemic on Social Security and Taxes

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 [...]

29 05, 2020

How To Stay Independent When You Have To Self-Quarantine

Even as life starts to return to normal for some, those 50 and over may be advised to limit contact with others to avoid catching COVID-19. This can be difficult when you or an older parent need something done around the house. Here are three ways to stay independent when you have to self-quarantine. Reduce [...]

8 05, 2020

3 Common Coronavirus Scams to Watch Out For

During a time when many people are searching for information about the coronavirus, scams are proliferating. Fraud related to the stimulus checks, malicious websites and products, and fake charities are popping up more frequently, so you should know what to look for. Here are three common coronavirus scams. Stimulus Check Scams The government has sent [...]

27 04, 2020

4 Measures to Help Businesses Through the Coronavirus Shutdown

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 [...]

22 03, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts in a Volatile Market

If the state of the market has caused you to worry, you’re probably not alone. The coronavirus and falling oil prices have caused many to panic. In times of uncertainty, it can be easy to make knee-jerk decisions and forget about the long-term. However, consider these do’s and don’ts in a volatile market. Don’t withdraw [...]