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December 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: YMCA Youth and Family Services

In this episode of Studio 501c3, Carson Henry, executive director of the Youth and Family Services arm of the YMCA, talks with host Kim Jones about the social services his office makes available to the community. Henry explains that the YMCA is more than a gym and a pool. Studio 501c3 focuses on the nonprofit organizations […]

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December 1, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

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 JCADA, a Montgomery County nonprofit established to support victims of power-based violence. Executive Director Amanda Katz and Jones discuss JCADA’s programs to assist victims to become empowered and live safely, […]

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December 1, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Individual Retirement Arrangements: Terms To Know

While many taxpayers already know about Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs, and have set up an IRA with a bank or other financial institution, a life insurance company, mutual fund or stockbroker, there are other taxpayers such as those new to the workforce who may not understand how IRAs help them save for retirement. With […]

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November 25, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: Tips for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

SJ’s Strategies for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic Thanksgiving this year is likely to look a lot different for many people. Here are a few tips for making the most of it: Keep up traditions as much as possible and translate ones into virtual versions as feasible. This may help create some feelings of normalcy. Add […]

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November 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Studio 501c3: SciTech2U

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 SciTech2U, a Montgomery County nonprofit that offers hands-on unique experiences and programs for youth in science, engineering, math, and technology. Founder and CEO Zainab Abbas speaks with Jones about how […]

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November 23, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners

Several end-of-year tax planning strategies are available to business owners that can be used to reduce their tax liability. Let’s take a look: Deferring Income Businesses using the cash method of accounting can defer income into 2021 by delaying end-of-year invoices so that payment is not received until 2021. Businesses using the accrual method can […]

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November 23, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Financial Advisor: How to Find One You Can Trust!

Deciding to hire a financial advisor can be a big decision.  Once you’ve decided to hire a financial planner, finding the right one to fit your needs can be challenging.  This video explores some of the most reputable sources to use (nationwide) as you search for a financial advisor that fits your needs!

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November 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: Debating the Effectiveness of Lockdowns

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss: Politicians flounder in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. New England Journal of Medicine reported lockdowns and quarantines have not stopped the spread of coronavirus. Two County Councilmembers introduce legislation to end the MCPS school resource […]

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November 20, 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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November 16, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: General Tax Planning Strategies

General tax planning strategies for individuals include accelerating or deferring income and deductions, as well as careful consideration of timing-related tax planning strategies concerning investments, charitable gifts, and retirement planning. For example, taxpayers might consider using one or more of the following strategies: Investments. Selling any investments on which you have a gain (or loss) this […]

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