Category: General Community

FEMA Continues Reimbursement for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses

For the first time in over 100 years, the State of Alabama had more deaths than births for the calendar year 2020.  The unofficial numbers are 57,641 births and 64,714 deaths, of which 7,182 deaths were attributed to COVID.  In total, nearly 14,000 Alabamians have died by COVID.  COVID deaths have devastated many families in […]

Summer Vacation Success

With the COVID vaccination rate rising, more and more people are planning a long-overdue summer vacation. Of course, you deserve to have fun this summer but don’t throw financial caution to the wind.  Here are some tips to help keep your finances on track this summer: Skip payment options. You may have received notice from […]

Summer Job Success

Summer is fast approaching, and high schools and colleges will soon adjourn.  If you have not already found your summer job, now is the time to get started.  You want it to be a good experience for you, and you want it to be a good experience for your employer.  Here are tips to help […]

Two Surprises From The American Rescue Plan

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By now, if you are eligible, you have likely received your $1,400 stimulus check as promised under the $1.9 trillion America Rescue Plan (ARP). For additional information on the ARP, review last week’s article CLICK HERE.  If you have not received your check, visit www.IRS.gov, or follow the direct link to GetMyPayment. With the ARP, […]

New PPP Loans Focus on Smallest Business Owners

According to the Wall Street Journal, the federal government will offer a revised PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan program tailored specifically to small business owners with less than 20 employees.  The goal is to focus on access to PPP loans for small companies, including minority-owned businesses and businesses within underserved communities that may not have […]

Financial Fraud: Could It Happen To You?

Financial Fraud is rampant and sophisticated.  In the past six months, I know of five cases close to home where people were almost victims of financial fraud. An overview of some of the types of financial fraud shows just how sophisticated and widespread the attacks are. Some cases involve a scammer hacking into a person’s email. […]

Answer These Five Questions For Big 2021 Goals

2020 will soon be behind us. WHEW! It has been a year no one will forget, and I think everyone is looking forward to 2021 with a lot of hope and positive expectations. If you want to take control of your results and make 2021 your best year ever, now is the time to focus […]