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May 8, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Northwest Defeats Sherwood in 4A Softball Season Finale

Sherwood High School Sandy Springs Maryland Monday May 6th 2019 The two best 4A softball teams in Montgomery County faced one another at Sherwood Monday evening.  The clash of Warriors and Jaguars did not disappoint fans of Montgomery County softball.  Northwest struck first with a lead off double, followed by a home run by #20 […]

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May 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Lightning Favors Northwest LAX in Win Over Poolesville

Germantown, MD – May 3, 2019 Lightning appeared in two forms over Germantown on Friday evening.  First, from the sticks of Northwest (NW) lacrosse attackmen and secondly, from the western sky.  The first provided NW’s varsity boys with a seven to three third-quarter cushion over Poolesville while the later caused the game to be canceled […]

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May 4, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Myths about Women and Money

There are many myths about women and money. It’s time for us to talk about them, sort out the truth from fiction and get in charge of our money. Video by Shanna Due, CFP Hire District Capital in Washington, DC as your holistic financial planner.

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May 4, 2019 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Benefits of Using the Summer to Improve Academic Functioning

“My child didn’t have a great school year. I guess there’s nothing I can do now about it, but hopefully in the fall, with tutoring, executive functioning coaching, or whatever supports are needed, he will do better. Or, maybe I will see if next year is better and seek help then if needed.” These thoughts […]

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May 4, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

May Senior Moment Update

May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is Connect, Create and Contribute. For more information about Older Americans Month, visit the Administration for Community Living online at ACL.Gov/oam. For information about resources for older adults in Montgomery County , visit MontgomeryCountyMD.Gov/Senior online, OR Call Aging and Disability Services at 240-777-3000.

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April 29, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

The Qualified Small Business Stock Exclusion

As the driving force in today’s economy, small businesses benefit from numerous tax breaks in the tax code. One of these, the Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), was made permanent by the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015). If you’re a small business investor, here’s what you need to know about […]

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April 29, 2019 | Tonia Bui

Guest Blog: Candidates Need These Eight Steps to Run for Local Office

Are you a political operative ready to take on a candidate running for local office in 2020? This month’s Politics Within Politics blog features a guest post from Jonathon Rowland, CEO and President of Rowland Strategies, who gives women of color candidates eight essential steps to make sure they are prepared to run for local […]

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April 24, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Churchill Boys Lacrosse Cage Quince Orchard Cougars 12-2

Giathersburg, Md.: Tuesday, April 23 Churchill Bulldogs Boys lacrosse maintained form after spring break defeating Quince Orchard (QO) 12-2 in league play. Churchill improved to 7-2 for the season. The ball kept finding the back of the net for Churchill despite the goalie play by QO’s Trey Seminara who had nine saves on the evening.  […]

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April 22, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Scam Alert: Fake Calls from Taxpayer Advocate Service

Like clockwork, every year, there’s a new twist on old scams. This year, it is the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service. The TAS is an independent organization within the IRS that help protect your taxpayer rights. TAS can help if you need assistance resolving an IRS problem, […]

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April 22, 2019 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Risks to the 2019 Stock Market Rally

As Jerry Garcia sang, “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been.” The same might be said today of the stock market—over the past ten years of market expansion, there have been a lot of wild swings and surprises. Nevertheless, as evidenced by a very strong 2019 first-quarter performance, the bull market in stocks continues. The […]

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