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September 29, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Montgomery County Youth Poet, Karina Gorham, Reacts to the Breonna Taylor Court Decision

Art has been central to the protest movements surrounding this year’s overwhelming acts of injustice impacting our country. From the Black Lives Matter mural in DC to the motley assortment of fiber art, posters and photographs plastered to the chain link fence President Trump erected in front of the White House, art has highlighted the […]

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September 29, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Tax Considerations When Hiring Household Help

If you employ someone to work for you around your house, it is important to consider the tax implications of this type of arrangement. While many people disregard the need to pay taxes on household employees, they do so at the risk of paying stiff tax penalties down the road. Household Employee Defined If a […]

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September 29, 2020 | Jennifer Okosun

Blog: The Story of the Host of Heal to Love

My name is Jennifer Yolanda and I am a writer, speaker, and digital marketing consultant. I am also the Founder of Young Parent Elevation Network (YPEN), an uplifting and supportive community for young parents and organizations that serve them to educate and elevate optimal well-being for young parents and their children. As a young single […]

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September 29, 2020 | Bola and Mack Audena

Blog: Building, Nurturing, and Leveraging Your Network to Self-Actualize

Let’s share a moment of transparency: the journey and process of self-actualization is a wild ride! As a new business owner (we launched our Consulting Practice, MBA Growth Partners, a year and a half ago), I can personally attest that the path to accomplishing one’s dreams is not linear; it’s full of highs, lows, ebbs, […]

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September 29, 2020 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, AIF®

Blog: Trump Versus Biden: Who Is Better For The U.S. Stock Market?

It seems everyone is speculating on which will be better for the U.S. stock market: the re-election of President Donald Trump or the election of former Vice President Joe Biden to the Presidency. While opinions can be heated and often driven by one’s political predilections, in reality, the outcome of the election may not matter […]

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September 25, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Blog: How to Evaluate if Your Child or Teen is Struggling with School or Virtual Learning

For those of you who have had your child or teen at home during distance learning, you may have had the opportunity to observe them in school in a way that you never would have gotten to do so otherwise. At the same time, this new insight may make you wonder if your child or […]

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September 21, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Preparing for a Successful Retirement

As you approach retirement, it’s vital that you pay attention to several important financial matters to ensure a smooth transition. Here are five of them: 1. Health Insurance Are you among the lucky few who will continue to be covered after retirement? If not, then you’ll need to replace your health coverage. If you will […]

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September 21, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Tax-Free Investing for YouTubers

Are you a YouTuber who’s now making six or seven figures from your YouTube channel? Do you want to invest and grow your YouTube money in a tax free manner? If your answer to both is YES, then this video is for you! I’ll give you three options you can use to invest and grow […]

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September 16, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Best Way to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

Are you tired of carrying credit card debt? Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP® shares three tips on how you can consolidate your credit card debt and get on a path towards being debt-free.

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September 16, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

BLOG: Restricted Stock Units (RSU) Explained

Wondering about Restricted Stock Units or RSUs? You’ve come to the right video. Alvin Carlos explains what they are, tax implications and how you can use them best.

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