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February 23, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income

Are you wondering if there’s a hard and fast rule about what income is taxable and what income is not taxable? The quick answer is that all income is taxable unless the law specifically excludes it. But as you might have guessed, there’s more to it than that. Taxable income includes any money you receive, […]

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February 23, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Season One of ArtsEnPower, Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 21

Valerie Baugh-Schlossberg is the program director of Story Tapestries, an arts-based nonprofit located in Rockville. Baugh-Scholssberg brings her theater training and youth-development background to Story Tapestries, an innovative nonprofit that helps individuals and organizations optimize their work with young people. In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Baugh-Schlossberg is interviewed by Karina G, a former participant in […]

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February 19, 2021 | Wendy Taylor

Blog: Gaming in the Classroom to Boost Engagement: Part I

Creating engaging lessons and activities for learning is no easy task. With today’s technology, the Gen Z group has access to the most realistic and stimulating gaming graphics, digital art programs, and communication platforms. Their familiarity and use of technology is practically innate. Therefore, it is no wonder that holding students’ attention in the classroom has become more […]

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February 16, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: What’s New for 2020 Tax Returns

As always, taxpayers should be aware of several key items involving credits, deductions, and refunds when filing their tax returns. Let’s take a look: 1. Recovery Rebate Credit/Economic Impact Payment. In January, the Treasury Department and the IRS began sending the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP2) to millions of Americans as part of the […]

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February 12, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Identity Protection PIN Available To All Taxpayers

What is an Identity Protection PIN? An identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN) is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent their Social Security number from being used to file fraudulent federal income tax returns. This number helps the IRS verify a taxpayer’s identity and accept their tax return. Taxpayers with […]

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February 12, 2021 | Christen Milstead

Blog: Ingleside at Home Recognized by Best of Home Care® for Fourth Consecutive Year

Ingleside at Home (IAH), a nonprofit service providing a variety of high-quality personalized home care assistance, announced today that it has received both the 2021 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in quality assurance for home care. IAH is an affiliate of […]

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February 9, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: 3 Types of Insurance You’re Forgetting

Will you get injured? Could someone sue you? Could you injure someone else?  These are terrible events that seem unlikely.  Contrarily, they actually happen more often than you think. In this video, Alvin shares the three types of insurance you’re probably forgetting.  Consider getting these to protect your hard-earned money.  

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February 9, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: 4 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor

Have you thought about hiring a financial planner?  If so, you may be wondering what you should know about them before you hire them.  In this video Shanna Due, of District Capital Management, talks about four questions that can help you find the right advisor for you!  

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February 9, 2021 | Wendy Taylor

Blog: Project-Based Learning for the Virtual Classroom

Project-based learning (PBL) may not be the first thing that teachers consider when planning for remote or hybrid lessons. However, with a little creativity and an organized approach, project-based learning can engage students in a way that may be lacking during typical virtual instruction. So what is it, exactly? PBL, simply put, is an approach to learning through exploration […]

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February 5, 2021 | Sheila Ogilvie

Blog: HBCU Scholarship Applications Available

Spread the Word: HBCU Scholarship Applications Available               Eligibility Do you attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Did you graduate from a Montgomery County Public High School? Answer yes to both questions and you are likely eligible to apply for a “Montgomery County Parade of Scholarships” HBCU […]

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