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January 15, 2020 | Phil Fabrizio

BLOG: Gaithersburg Boys Beat Northwest in Overtime

Germantown, MD; January 13, 2020 Northwest had its chances at the end of regulation tied at 67 a piece with 15 seconds on the clock.  The Jaguars had possession for the last shot.  Bringing the ball the length of the court they faced a taut, in-your-face Gaithersburg defense.  NW turned the ball over and headed […]

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January 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Studio 501c3: Asian American LEAD

Kim Jones and Gabrielle Nash co-host this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that features a new Montgomery County nonprofit organization each week. This episode features Neel Saxena, the executive director for the nonprofit Asian American LEAD with three offices in Rockville, Washington, D.C., and Annandale, Virginia. AALEAD supports low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American […]

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January 13, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

BLOG: What’s New for the 2020 Tax Filing Season

While the 2020 tax filing season promises to be less confusing than 2019, there are still a number of changes that taxpayers should be aware of. New, Revised or Updated Tax Forms Form 1040: Revised and Redesigned The IRS released a draft Form 1040 for 2019 tax returns that has been updated from the 2018 […]

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January 12, 2020 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Holds on 74-73 Over Gaithersburg

Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville Maryland January 10, 2020 The end of the game at Richard Montgomery came down to the final seconds of play and ended in spectacular fashion.  The crucial play that gave Gaithersburg their chance to win was the result of their defense creating a five second call on a baseline inbounds […]

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January 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Studio 501c3: Community Bridges

Kim Jones and Gabrielle Nash are the co-hosts for this episode of Studio 501c3, a show that focuses on the nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County working to build supportive communities every day. This episode features Shannon Babe-Thomas, the executive director for the nonprofit Community Bridges located in Silver Spring. Community Bridges empowers girls from diverse backgrounds […]

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January 8, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

BLOG: Important Tax Changes for Individuals and Businesses

Every year, it’s a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and this year is no different. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here’s a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead. Individuals In 2020, a number of tax provisions are affected […]

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January 8, 2020 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

BLOG: A Potential Risk To The Stock Market: The Return Of Inflation

The 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act added accommodative fiscal policy to the already expansionary monetary policy instituted by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). Such dual economic stimulus has not been in effect for most of the past four decades. Outside of two sharp economic and stock market crashes, these recent decades have […]

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January 8, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Baltimore Murder Rate Climbs, MCPS Achievement Gap

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Standardized test results for MCPS students continue to decline. The murder rate in Baltimore City climbs to the deadliest since 1993. Governor Hogan promises that Maryland will continue accepting refugees. A look forward to the top […]

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January 3, 2020 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

BLOG: Four Unconventional Financial Tips To Consider

Financial planning is very unique to each individual and specific advice will vary for each person and situation. Sometimes in our practice, we offer guidance that runs counter to popular opinion. Here are four strategies that can be considered unconventional yet may be appropriate in specific circumstances. Don’t use your HSA for medical reimbursement. Sure, […]

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January 3, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

BLOG: Retirement Contributions Limits Announced for 2020

Cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for 2020 are as follows: 401(k), 403(b), 457 plans, and Thrift Savings Plan. Contribution limits for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan increase from $19,000 to $19,500. The catch-up contribution limit for […]

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