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July 16, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Special Tax Breaks for Members of the Armed Forces

Active members of the U.S. Armed Forces should be aware that there are special tax benefits available to them such as not having to pay taxes on some types of income or more time to file and pay their federal taxes. If you’re an active member of the armed forces, here’s what you should know […]

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July 15, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Kings for a Day: MCSL Week 6 is a Family Affair

The other half of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams who traveled away last week had their last home meet Saturday, July 13.  I was on hand for the B Division meet between the Stonebridge Sharks and the Kentlands Kingfish.  I know the routine here having covered the Kentlands for the Town Courier newspaper […]

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July 9, 2019 | Christen Milstead

Retirement Living ‘Rightsizing’ Tips

What exactly does “rightsizing” mean? According to Dictionary.com, it means “to adjust to an appropriate size.” For those looking to move into a Life Plan Community, rightsizing means making important decisions about what items from your current home will make you happiest in your new home. Here are some tips when rightsizing for your new […]

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July 9, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Your Canceled Debt Could Be Taxable

Generally, debt that is forgiven or canceled by a lender is considered taxable income by the IRS and must be included as income on your tax return. When that debt is forgiven, negotiated down (when you pay less than you owe), or canceled you will receive a Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt, from your financial institution or […]

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July 8, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

County Swim League Heats Up as Season’s End Nears

The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) is in its fifth week of competition across the county.  Teams and individuals are running out of time and events to make a move upward in standings or make that cherished All-Star time.  For some MCSL  swimmers, this 4th of July holiday weekend and next can be a bittersweet […]

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July 5, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: Meet Patricia Browne of The National Children’s Center

Meet Patricia Browne,the dynamic President and CEO of The National Children’s Center (NCC).  This unique place has been enhancing the lives of people in our community for decades.  See how NCC is making inclusion the norm. For more information about The Children’s Center visit their website, here.

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July 5, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Dave and Buster’s Opens at RIO

You can enjoy the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks at Dave & Buster’s at the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Dave & Buster’s at the grand opening on July 1, 2019. They recently renovated the space -formerly known as Sport & Health- at 9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, […]

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July 5, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

7 Ways the New House Bill May Affect You

The House recently passed the Secure Act – what does that mean for your personal finances? Watch District Capital’s Alvin Carlos’s recent analysis into the ways in which the new bill (expected to be signed into law) may affect you.

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July 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

MoCo Celebrates Fourth of July: Moments Caught in Photos

From the agricultural reserve to the most diverse cities in the country,  local communities, families, friends and visitors came together to celebrate the Fourth of July in Montgomery County. Enjoy the best of Montgomery County on the Fourth of July. All images copyrighted 2019 © Phil Fabrizio | PhotoLoaf for MCM

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July 2, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Asbury’s McFarland Joins Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board

Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living at Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) has joined the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is the Director of Residential Living at Asbury where her sole goal “is to showcase to the world that older adults continue to live vibrant, meaningful lives when they retire”. McFarland holds a […]

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