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October 22, 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 8:30 p.m.

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October 22, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

public service loan forgiveness

Blog: Big Changes For Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Do you want your federal student loans to be forgiven, and have you been working for the government or a nonprofit? If the answer to both is yes, here’s some good news for you. The US Department of Education just announced an overhaul to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for a limited time […]

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October 21, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

401k benefits

Blog: 8 401(k) Benefits You Should Know About

There are many benefits of 401(k) plans, and some are less known than others. A 401(k) is a type of retirement plan offered by an employer in which the employee can defer part of their paycheck into a retirement account to grow for their retirement years. Many people have access to a 401(k) retirement plan. […]

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October 21, 2021 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, AIF®

Blog: A Popular Way To Avoid Capital Gains Taxes

With the tax talk out of Washington indicating a hike in income tax rates as well as capital gains tax rates, I am getting more questions about strategies to reduce taxes. Unfortunately, if your goal is to find ways to reduce taxes, many loopholes have already been closed. However, there is one strategy that has […]

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October 19, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Freedom Mortgage is Now RoundPoint Mortgage

In August, Freedom Mortgage Corporation and RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation announced they have completed their previously announced merger. Recently, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined RoundPoint Mortgage to celebrate their rebrand launch. (l:r) The Gaithersburg RoundPoint Mortgage team comprised of Loan Officer Assistant Janet Ramirez-Castillo; and Loan Officers Danny […]

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October 18, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Use These Strategies To Pass on Wealth to Heirs

Individuals with significant assets should take advantage of proven tax strategies such as gifting and direct payments to educational institutions to transfer wealth to heirs tax-free, as well as minimize estate taxes. Additional opportunities are available as well, thanks to low interest rates and a volatile stock market. Let’s take a look at some of […]

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October 14, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: 5 Tips For Your Settlement Money

Did you just receive a sizeable amount of settlement money? It’s probably an emotional time for you, but you’re also thinking, “What should I do with all this settlement money?” Cashing in a half a million or a million dollar check can be quite scary and intimidating. Here at District Capital, we work with clients […]

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October 13, 2021 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Chinese Culture and Community Service Center

Studio 501c3 host Kim Jones talks with Chih-Hsiang Li, the CEO and executive director of the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) in this episode of Studio 501c3. The center’s programs enhance the quality of life and well being for Chinese Americans and the community at large. CCACC programs primarily focus on seniors and […]

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October 11, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog Small Business: Tips for Ensuring Financial Success

Can you point your company in the direction of financial success, step on the gas, and then sit back and wait to arrive at your destination? Probably not. While you may wish it was that easy, the truth is that you can’t let your business run on autopilot and expect good results. Every business owner […]

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October 7, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Produce Your Passion by Becoming an MCM Member for Free

The arts empower folks to be their best selves. Our member community is filled with incredibly talented individuals who produce meaningful content and work together on teams as volunteers. Many of our members share the projects that they work on during our quarterly member showcases that are virtual. This year, Montgomery Community Media (MCM) is […]

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