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January 19, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Clarksburg Girls Basketball Streak Past Kennedy 64-16

Clarksburg, MD: Friday, January 18, 2019 The Lady Coyotes of Clarksburg streaked to a 19-0 first quarter lead over Kennedy Cavaliers that set the stage for their win.  They won 64-16.   Lady Coyotes Mia Smith and Sadejah Smith scored in double figures, 11 and 12 points, respectively.  Sydney Evans lead Kennedy with 8 points.  All […]

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January 19, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Victorious over Quince Orchard 44-42 to Remain Unbeaten

Rockville, Maryland Richard Montgomery High School January 18th 2019 The gymnasium was crowded and the Rocket faithful were able to chant “undefeated, undefeated, undefeated at the end of the 44-42 victory over Quince Orchard. The low score was a result of good defense as well as missed easy baskets close to the rim. Coaches always […]

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January 18, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Georgetown Prep Prevails over Landon 4-1 in Ice Hockey

Rockville, MD: Tuesday, January 16, 2019 In a match-up of two of the best goalies in the Maryland Private Hockey League, Georgetown Prep’s Elon Graston bested Landon’s Ty Morton. Prep won 4-1 holding Landon to just one shorthanded goal. The Little Hoyas found ways to score despite excellent defensive plays and saves by Morton, who […]

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January 18, 2019 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Hard Financial Lessons Learned From The Government Shutdown

The Federal Government shutdown is approaching its fourth week. According to the Washington Post, over 800,000 American workers have missed their first paycheck. As the shutdown continues there are many unfortunate stories about the personal hardship thousands of Americans are facing. An unexpected loss of income is an upsetting personal and financial setback. As a […]

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January 16, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Important Tax Changes for Individuals and Businesses

Every year, it’s a sure bet that there will be changes to current tax law and this year is no different, now that the tax provisions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) are in full effect. From standard deductions to health savings accounts and tax rate schedules, here’s a checklist of […]

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January 16, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Kicks Off the New Year with Its First Ribbon Cutting

Hollier Eyecare, located in the Muddy Branch Square shopping center, is now open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Hollier Eyecare on the grand opening of their new location on Friday, Jan. 11. They are located at 832 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg. In their 10th year, they decided growth was needed to […]

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January 12, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Whitman Girls Stun Undefeated Churchill With Last Shot to Win 40-39

Potomac, Maryland Winston Churchill High School, January 11, 2019 The game between the undefeated Bulldogs of Churchill and the Whitman Vikings girls team ended with a Whitman three-point shot with three seconds remaining to give the Vikings a 40-39 victory.  The time out called by Churchill gave them a three-second chance to go the length […]

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January 11, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

CES 2019: The Future is ‘Contextual’

Las Vegas, NV: Friday January 11 It is Day four my last day at @CES 2019 and it has been quite a show. I have walked over 30 miles of convention floors from the Westgate to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to Eureka Park and the Sands – Venetian Convention Center in Tech East. […]

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January 9, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Furloughed? 4 Tips to Survive the Shutdown Debacle

It’s tough not getting a paycheck. We have several clients who work for the government. Some of them have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. While some have ample emergency funds that they can use to tide them over, others don’t. About 29% of American households have less than $1,000 in savings. Their […]

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January 9, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Give Your Child/Teen Ownership in Their Life to Promote Independence

The majority of parents have the ultimate goal (whether they consciously think about it or not) of raising children who will ultimately be independent and successful on their own as adults. At the same time, parents often find themselves with the dilemma of how much to help their children/teens with things so that they get […]

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