It has been a month since I have written here.
A month that turned from Spring into Summer.
A month that has seen the green shoots of economic revival, and yet today, we are looking at a step backward as we play “Whack A Mole” with COVID-19.
A month closer to being normal?
In our conversations with our clients, no one is sure what normal is or will be.
What they do know is it will be different.
Five Ways to Invest in Your New Normal
Have you ordered anything online to be delivered to you during the Covid-19 crisis?
I am willing to state that I think at least 80% of you have; however, what I want to know is two-fold.
Did you use technology to save money when you are doing this;
Did you make sure that you are not “going broke saving money,” and stay within your weekly or monthly budget?
If you know me, then you know that I am a BIG FAN of credit cards that have rewards. I have cards set up for all the recurring items that happen in our house and business. I do not use a debit card.
Our ordering online gets us points every time.
How then can you maximize your spending online since we all seem to be doing more of this every day, and the growth of online shopping continues?
Besides the change in filing date, there are three other vital areas came about as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,
These changes impact retirement plan relief options, charitable donation incentives, and relief available for students making student loan payments.
Key Filing Dates Have ALL CHANGED.
Please make a note of the NEW Filing requirements.
Many among us are now out of work and it is going to have an impact on you, me and our community.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that another 6.6 million people submitted applications for unemployment benefits in the week ended April 4. That is on top of a revised 6.9 million in the prior week, a record, and 3.3 million the week before. States overwhelmed by the volume are still working to process backlogs, suggesting the total could be even bigger.
There’s a reason the flight attendants instruct you to put on your oxygen mask before assisting others! If you truly want to help your family and your friends navigate in this current craziness, you first need to get yourself grounded and together before assisting others.
Virtual communication today can be like trying to bath a cat. Everyone is frustrated and it looks like a duel to the death. Yet, communication is more important now than ever.
The top question of the week is will I get a stimulus check. Using Family Feud as our style of answering the top answer is:
Here are the answers you need to know
How much are the checks?
Individuals earning a gross adjusted income up to $75,000 a year will be eligible to receive a $1,200 check. From there, the checks will be reduced by $5 for every $100 in income north of $75,000. They phase out completely if you earn $99,000 or more.
Married couples earning a gross adjusted income up to $150,000 will receive $2,400. Checks phase out completely at $198,000 for couples. Heads of household will receive $1,200 if they earn up to $112,500, phasing out completely at $136,500. Additionally, heads of households and married couples will receive $500 per child under 17.
Whether you are “sheltering at home” or escaping to the office it is time to make yourself more secure in your online life.
The Covid-19 virus has awakened many to the need to be secure both in our physical health and our online security.
Your employer has not thought of this yet, but how secure is the network you have at your house? I am guessing not very secure because the WIFI password was made simple for everyone including visiting relatives to use.
With a little extra time on your hands here is an item you can check off the to-do list that will make you more secure in our ever-increasing digital age