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June 4, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: FSA vs HSA: Which One Should You Get?

In this blog, we are going to discuss the ins and outs of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) vs Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). Many people have access to both, and it can help you lower your taxes. If you’re wondering which is better for you, read on for the 13 most commonly asked questions about FSA […]

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June 4, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: GGCC and TennisPlex Give Back to the Community

$1500 were raised through tennis lessons for the Upcounty Consolidation Hub at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The Montgomery TennisPlex and its coaches along with the support from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) gave back to the local community by offering private, semi-private and customized group lessons. “TennisPlex wanted to give back to the […]

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June 2, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

Even though the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) team has been working remotely, they were able to accept an intern for the 2020-2021 school year. It was our pleasure to have Isaac Shulman work alongside us. There was no one better suited to ride out the pandemic with us. The Chamber is so honored to be […]

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June 2, 2021 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

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Blog: Get Moving: Simple Ways to Increase Movement and Physical Activity During the Day

Most people would agree that as long as one is healthy enough to do so, getting movement in throughout the day, as well as rigorous physical activity, has many health benefits physically and emotionally. Despite all of the benefits, for a variety of reasons, including time, ease of access, motivation, and task initiation to name […]

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May 28, 2021 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas

Are you approaching retirement age and wondering where you can retire to make your retirement nest egg last longer? Retiring abroad may be the answer. But first, it’s important to look at the tax implications because not all retirement country destinations are created equal. Taxes on Worldwide Income Leaving the United States does not exempt […]

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May 25, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Get Your Gelato in the Rio

The ultimate dessert experience is now available to you at Fantasticks Gelato Bar. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Fantasticks Gelato Bar to celebrate its grand opening on May 21. It is located at 215 Boardwalk Place in Gaithersburg. This was one of our sweetest ribbon cuttings,” said […]

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May 24, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: JPAR Stellar Living Comes to Gaithersburg

JPAR Stellar Living Real Estate is a 100% commission real estate brokerage firm and they have officially expanded their footprint in Maryland The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined JPAR Stellar Living to celebrate their grand opening on May 19, 2021. They are located at 800 S Frederick Avenue, […]

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May 24, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

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Blog: How Much Should You Donate to Charity?

Are you inspired to donate to charity this year, but you’re not quite sure how much to give? There are so many causes that need our support. Hunger, food insecurity, social justice, racial inequality, climate change, fair elections, cure for Alzheimer’s, cure for cancer, refugees, girl’s education, the list goes on. You feel called to […]

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May 18, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Revive DMV Brings Wellness to the Community

A variety of vitamin injections and vitamin infusion are now available to you at Revive DMV in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Revive DMV to celebrate their grand opening on May 13, 2021. They are located at 26-A Grand Corner Avenue, in Gaithersburg. “The […]

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May 18, 2021 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Solo 401k vs SEP IRA For Self-employed

Are you self-employed and want to invest your savings while lowering your taxes? Maybe you’re a realtor, interior designer, or a TikTok influencer, and you want to finally create your own retirement plan. Is Solo 401(k) or SEP IRA better for you? In this article, I’m going to share a side by side comparison of […]

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