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September 16, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Best Way to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

Are you tired of carrying credit card debt? Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP® shares three tips on how you can consolidate your credit card debt and get on a path towards being debt-free.

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September 16, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

BLOG: Restricted Stock Units (RSU) Explained

Wondering about Restricted Stock Units or RSUs? You’ve come to the right video. Alvin Carlos explains what they are, tax implications and how you can use them best.

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September 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Women Who Care Ministries

Kim Jones hosts Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Judith Clark, founder and executive director of Women Who Care Ministries, a nonprofit fellowship that creates opportunities for those in need by women of all backgrounds. Watch previous episodes of […]

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September 15, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: It’s Never Too Early to Check Tax Withholding

While it probably seems like tax season just ended, it is never too early to do a “Paycheck Checkup” to make sure the right amount of tax is withheld from earnings – and avoid a tax surprise next year when filing your 2020 tax return. As a reminder, because income taxes operate as a pay-as-you-go […]

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September 15, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: Setting up a Distance Learning Space and Modifying it as Needed

With the school year underway by now for virtually all students in the area, many parents have setup some sort of workspace for their child or teen. Whether you setup a very elaborate area or a simple desk or chair, here are a few recommendations on things to look for to decide if the setup […]

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September 15, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: GGCC Holds 30th Annual Business Golf Classic

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of scramble golf tournament play. “It was a great outing,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Who Decides When Montgomery County Reopens?

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Who decides when the county will move to phase three COVID-19 recovery?  County Executive Elrich or Public Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles? By law, the Presidential Election must be decided no later than December 14.  Can […]

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September 12, 2020 | 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 again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

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September 9, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Small Business Update: Payroll Tax Deferral

On August 8, 2020, the President issued a Memorandum allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of an employee’s portion of the Social Security tax (i.e., the 6.2% FICA portion of the federal payroll tax on employees). Medicare taxes, however, are not covered. The payroll tax deferral is effective starting September 1, 2020, and also […]

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September 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Voter Fraud in Upcoming Presidential Election

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: A new report reveals that less than half of MCPS third-graders can read at grade level. Why is Montgomery County not following Gov. Hogan’s plan to reopen businesses? Is voter fraud more likely for the upcoming […]

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