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March 30, 2020 | Marian Merewitz

BLOG Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: Talk Yoga

Co-hosts Nic Stearns and Terrel Limerick learn all about Talk Yoga with the program’s founders.  Speech Pathologists by profession, Amy  Roberts, MS CCC-SLP, 200 RYT, and  Kim A. Hughes, MA CCC-SLP have combined their passion for Yoga and speech pathology to create this unique program. Learn all about it and practice while watching. For more […]

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March 26, 2020 | Phil Fabrizio

BLOG: Looking Forward to a Carousel Spin at Glen Echo

Glen Echo, MD – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 It has been a long winter and the historic Dentzel Carousel has been under wraps.  Closed for refurbishing since July 2019, and nearly a year later it has suddenly been uncovered so that the beautiful restoration work can be seen through the scaffolding. The Covid-19 pandemic has […]

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March 25, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Times Are Complex, But Our Restaurants are Still There for You

No dine-in and take-out only signs are plastered all over county restaurant doors. Governor Larry Hogan ordered the closure of bars and restaurants and the prohibition on gatherings of more than 50 people in an effort to curtail the community spread of COVID-19. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has launched a restaurant directory designed […]

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March 25, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

BLOG: Q&A on Stock Market, Latest Fed Cuts

What should I expect from the stock market in the coming weeks? Expect more volatility. It’ll likely continue to go up and down markedly depending on the news that comes in. By the way, this is typical of the stock market. The continued upward trajectory we’ve seen over the past decade – that’s the anomaly. […]

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March 23, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

BLOG: Are Social Security Benefits Taxable?

Social Security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits; they do not include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, which are not taxable. Generally, you pay federal income taxes on your Social Security benefits only if you have other substantial income in addition to your benefits such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable […]

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March 23, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Good People Acupuncture & Wellness Brings Balance to Lives

Your mental and physical health is the top priority at Good People Acupuncture & Wellness. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined Good People Acupuncture & Wellness to celebrate their grand opening on March 13, 2020. They are now located at 8921 Shady Grove Court in Gaithersburg. At Good People […]

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March 23, 2020 | Marian Merewitz

Senior Moment Update: How to Avoid Financial Scams

Adult Protective Services Supervisor (APS), Julia McGlamary, LCSW-C provides tips to avoid financial scams and where to find help if you are a victim.

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March 23, 2020 | Christen Milstead

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BLOG: Rethinking Quality of Life When Your Loved One has Memory Problems

Rethinking Quality of Life When Your Loved One has Memory Problems Monday, March 30, 2020 6:00pm Isolation for older adults who have dementia and their family caregivers involves more than just loneliness—it’s downright dangerous for their health. Isolation doesn’t just negatively impact physical and mental health, but it also increases the risk that an older […]

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March 14, 2020 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

BLOG: 8 Planning Tips For A More Enjoyable Retirement

As people plan for retirement, it is no longer considered the end of something but rather the beginning of a new adventure and even an exciting phase of life. The individuals and couples that I speak with envision a retirement where they’re engaged in their favorite activities, causes, and passions. This leads to the question, […]

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March 11, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

BLOG: What to Do If You Are Missing Important Tax Forms

If you are ready to file your taxes but you are missing important tax forms here’s what you should do: Form W-2 You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers for use in preparing your federal tax return. Employers must furnish this record of 2019 earnings and withheld taxes […]

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