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Posts by Zack Alkhamis

Remarriage: Altering Your Financial Plan to Meet Your Needs

In previous generations, husband’s traditionally handled the family finances. While this arrangement may have worked well during the husband’s lifetime, the consequences of the wife’s lack of involvement in the family’s finances often became clear after her spouse died. Today, more women are actively directing the outcome of their personal finances, and for good reason.…

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Retirement Planning—Options for Women Business Owners

You’re an entrepreneur and you’re not looking back. You’ve opened your own business, whether alone or with other partners, and you’ve found some success. You’ve hired employees, or not, depending on your business and now you’re thinking about retirement, not just for you, but also for any employees you may have. Many employers find that…

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Financial Considerations for Single Women

If you’re divorced or separated, money management will become an important part of your life. While it may be true that money can’t buy or ensure happiness, your ability to manage your finances can play a large role in your financial future, and to a large extent, your ability to live life on your terms.…

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Remembering the Flash Crash

One of the most historic market crashes ever took place 10 years ago today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index plunging more than 1,000 points, or 9%, within minutes, only to regain most of the losses by the end of the day. And thus, the flash crash was born. Originally, a fat finger trade…

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Working in an Essential Position? How to Cope with Coronavirus Stress

The coronavirus crisis has temporarily shuttered entire industries, closing many businesses deemed “non-essential” until the peak of the illness curve has passed. But while some businesses have closed until further notice, others are ramping up production. Healthcare facilities (including nursing homes), grocery stores, delivery and transportation companies, and online retailers are all leaning heavily on their workers,…

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Balancing Working from Home and E-Learning: A Parent’s Guide

Balancing Working from Home and E-Learning: A Parent’s Guide If the coronavirus crisis has led you to recently join the more than 5 million U.S. workers who work from home, you may still be settling into a routine.1 Adding homeschooling (or e-learning) into the mix can introduce additional complications. Fortunately, there are some tried and true tips from…

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A Unique Economic Situation

These are challenging times, and this week may be the toughest as we wait for COVID-19 to reach its peak in the United States. As the war against COVID-19 wages on, we continue to be inspired by the tremendous bravery shown by healthcare workers on the front lines. Other heroes will likely emerge from a…

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The CARES Act Key Components

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE Recovery Rebates Provides all U.S. residents with an adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less $1,200 for singles and heads of households ($2,400 for married couples filing joints returns). The rebate is phased out by $5 for every $100 over $75,000 that an individual receives, and phased-out completely for incomes exceeding $99,000 (single),…

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7 Tips to Help You Stay Productive at Home

With the rapid spreading of COVID-19, and more and more people either on self-quarantine or practicing social distancing, many of us are working from home.  While working from home definitely has its perks – no commute! – there can also be some challenges when it comes to motivation and productivity.  Here are 7 tips to…

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Time In The Market Versus Timing The Market

The incredible volatility continues, with the S&P 500 Index now in one of its worst bear markets ever, along the way making the quickest move from an all-time high to down 30% at only 22 days. What is a long-term investor to do? “Although market timing is very alluring to investors, especially after the past…

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