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May 12, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: 6 Strategies to Reduce Your Taxes

To significantly reduce your taxes now and in the future, you need to plan ahead. There are several strategies you can adopt to lower your tax bill. When I was studying for the Certified Financial Planner™ certification, I was amazed at the volumes of strategies we are allowed to take to reduce our tax bill. […]

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May 11, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: 8 Tax Return Tips for Last-Minute Filers

When it comes to working on your taxes, earlier is better, but many people find preparing their tax return to be stressful and frustrating and wait until the last minute. Complicating matters this year is tax reform and the newly redesigned Form 1040. If you’ve been procrastinating on filing your tax return this year, here […]

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May 11, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County May Receive 3,000 Unaccompanied Minors

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Montgomery County may receive up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors from the latest border surge ( 1:18 ) Recently released emails from Dr. Travis Gayles cause a controversy ( 9:11  ) Adam Pagnucco, former County Council Chief […]

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May 10, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: College Tracks

This episode of Studio 501c3 features the nonprofit College Tracks which was started in 2003 by three parents at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Host Kim Jones speaks with Mecha Inman, the CEO of College Tracks. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. College Tracks gives […]

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May 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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May 7, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Interfaith Works

The latest episode of Studio 501c3 features the nonprofit Interfaith Works. Host Kim Jones speaks with Courtney Hall who is the CEO of Interfaith Works. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. Interfaith Works serves neighbors in need and advocates for an end to poverty […]

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May 6, 2021 | Lew Toulmin, PhD, FRGS

Blog: New Josiah Henson Slavery Museum Opens in Montgomery County

After several months of delay due to the Covid pandemic, the brand-new Josiah Henson Museum in north Bethesda has just opened to the public.  It is definitely worth a visit!  The Museum tells the story of one of the most astounding and consequential persons to ever live in Montgomery County. Josiah Henson was born into […]

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May 6, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: File on Time – Even if You Can’t Pay

Generally, taxpayers should file their tax return by the deadline even if they cannot pay the full amount due, but if you can’t there are several options. Let’s take a look at a few scenarios: 1. An individual taxpayer owes taxes, but can’t pay in full by the deadline. If this is the case, file a […]

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May 4, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: 3 Reasons to Produce a Program for Broadcast on MCM’s Cable Access Channels

(Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (above) is a cable-access show produced by long-time MCM member Mariana Cordier. Mariana has produced the show in-studio at MCM and went virtual when COVID-19 closed the studios. She works with MCM’s production specialist, Dee Willett to create virtual treatments for the show each week and produce virtually). Montgomery Community Media […]

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May 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: County Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Gov. Hogan lifts outdoor mask requirement.  ( 1:03 ) County relaxes COVID-19 restrictions based on vaccination rate. ( 3:36 ) Two new candidates enter race to succeed Lary Hogan. ( 13:20 ) President Biden delivers first […]

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