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My 401(k) Match Just Got Axed. Now What?

It’s another sad reflection of the coronavirus pandemic gripping our nation. Your employer has just axed the matching contribution to your 401(k) retirement plan. For the average employee that’s a loss of over $4,000 per year. What to do now? Here’s answers to your most common questions: What’s a typical 401(k) match, and how does it work? […]

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Diamonds – And Summer Weddings – Catch The Coronavirus Blues

Summer is traditionally a time for weddings and other joyous gatherings, but the coronavirus has turned everyone’s celebration plans on their head. Even Princess Beatrice in the U.K. had to scratch her wedding plans in favor of a private, scaled-down and socially distanced affair last week. There is no doubt that the wedding industry, which […]

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8 Surprising Products People Most Want To Buy During The Pandemic

Surprise! Here are the 8 most unexpected products that people have wanted to buy during the pandemic.  

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Women: Here’s How To Protect Your Credit During The Pandemic

Millions of Americans are concerned about protecting their credit during the coronavirus pandemic, and especially women. We’re all affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But some are facing greater financial challenges as they wait for the economy to rebound. Almost 90 million Americans are worried about their credit scores and whether they will be damaged before […]

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Florida Real Estate Holds Its Own During The Pandemic

We may be in the midst of a global pandemic, but life goes on. No surprise, then, that we have clients who are selling, building, buying, and refinancing homes across the state, despite COVID-19. Curious as to how Florida’s real estate market is weathering the pandemic? Here’s some highlights: Transactions are continuing day by day. […]

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Why A Juicy Auto Insurance Rebate May Be Headed Your Way

It’s not often you get money back. But billions of dollars in auto insurance rebates may be headed your way, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Industry sources say auto insurers will be giving back to policyholders $10.5 billion in premiums and benefits either as policy credits, percentage discounts, dividends, or added insurance coverages. One […]

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If We’re Barely Going Out, How Can We Be Spending More?

We may be sheltering at home, but apparently our wallet didn’t get the message. How on earth can our spending be higher if we’re barely leaving the house? While the vast majority of Americans do believe they have cut back on spending while social distancing, an estimated 58 million people admit to spending more money […]

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4 Financial Wellness Tips For Real Estate Professionals

We work with quite a few real estate professionals, and were honored to contribute commentary a few weeks ago to an article in REALTOR® magazine on financial wellness. Like many others, real estate professionals have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The traditional home buying and selling market has been turned on its head […]

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A Silver Lining To The Pandemic: Getting The Kids Back Home Again

In some households, like mine, there’s a silver lining to the pandemic. One of my two 20-something adult kids is back home again sleeping in her old room. How did that happen? She lives in San Francisco, and had been sent home to work remotely in her cramped studio apartment in early March. Her employer’s […]

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Receiving Unemployment Benefits? Make Sure You Understand How They’re Taxed

Millions of American workers have been furloughed or laid off over the last few weeks, and have applied to receive unemployment benefits. For many, it’s the first time they’ve been out of work, and they’re not familiar with how unemployment benefits are taxed. So here’s a quick refresher course on how that benefit lifeline may […]

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