Association explores technology’s role in real estate’s ‘new normal’

Several technology experts from the National Association of Realtors gathered during the 2020 REALTORS Conference & Expo to learn more about the real estate industry's growing reliance on technology and how the integration of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, digital transaction management, and 5G innovations will impact the buying [...]

By |2020-11-28T14:07:35-08:00November 26th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Association explores technology’s role in real estate’s ‘new normal’

More security measures urged as fraudsters exploit COVID-19 concerns

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies, and the nation's tax industry said the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2020. This year, there's a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 to scam taxpayers and [...]

By |2020-11-21T17:42:30-08:00November 24th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on More security measures urged as fraudsters exploit COVID-19 concerns

Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

In this age of COVID-19, believe it or not, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors and their parents would now prefer a college or university closer to home, according to a new report recently released. According to Brian Communications, a national strategic communications agency, this national survey commissioned [...]

By |2020-11-18T12:20:53-08:00November 19th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions

Whether taxpayers are supporting natural disaster recovery, COVID-19 pandemic aid, or another cause that's personally meaningful to them, their charitable donations may be tax-deductible. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Here's How the CARES Act Changes Deducting Charitable Contributions Made in 2020: Previously, charitable contributions could [...]

By |2020-11-14T16:55:14-08:00November 17th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions

Best cities for veterans and military money survey

With Veterans Day on the minds of many this month and the COVID-19 pandemic leading to an increase in veteran unemployment, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live. The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key [...]

By |2020-11-11T12:12:31-08:00November 12th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Best cities for veterans and military money survey

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service has several changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it could apply relief for taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the pandemic, expanding [...]

By |2020-11-08T13:49:29-08:00November 10th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

Income ranges for determining IRA eligibility change for 2021

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the tax year 2021 in Notice 2020-79 PDF, posted on IRS.gov. Highlights of Changes for 2021 The income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), to [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:11:27-08:00November 3rd, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Income ranges for determining IRA eligibility change for 2021
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