Category: Commentary

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Summary of the December 2020 Stimulus Bill

After much negotiation, a $900 billion stimulus package was finally passed in late December of 2020. Following is our simple summary of the 5,593-page Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law on December 27. Let’s dive in. Stimulus Money The $600 direct payments, targeted at individuals making $75,000 a year or less, is also available for filers under "head of household" status earning up to $112,000. Couples who make up to $150,000 a year would get $1,200.... Read More
at Thursday, January 21, 2021
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RISE Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation, Matched by Century Wealth Management

The RISE Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers low-income workers to become self-sufficient through financial literacy programs, received more than $20,000 in a fundraising campaign initiated by Jay Healy, our founder and president.  On Giving Tuesday, held December 1, 2020, Healy committed to match donations to the RISE Foundation up to $10,000. The campaign started with a series of generous donations made by supporters of the RISE Foundation through a GoFundMe page and finished when... Read More
at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Thoughts on Preparing for Potential Tax Changes

Election season is (mostly) over, and Joe Biden is preparing for his role as President in January 2021. While running for President, Biden proposed significant tax changes. But a big variable in his ability to achieve them will be driven by support of Congress and the Senate. Since control of the Senate won’t be determined until the runoff elections in Georgia in early January, it is impossible to predict if any of the proposed tax changes will actually come to fruition.  With... Read More
at Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Helping Our Neighbors RISE on Giving Tuesday

Like so much this year, #GivingTuesday will look and feel very different, not least because participants will respond to new and different priorities. Charitable giving has been a priority for many this year and we were inspired by how many of our clients, neighbors and friends have generosity committed to their favorite causes. These difficult times have truly brought out the best in many. If you’re still looking for ways to maximize your charitable giving this year, there are a... Read More
at Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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MBJ Guest Column: Making the Best of a Bad Situation

The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented disruption of the national economy and our daily lives, and we feel deeply for individuals and businesses that are struggling. The health and safety of our clients and community remain our focus, as we move further into the fourth quarter of a crazy year.  The CARES Act and other rules and regulations were passed by the federal government earlier in 2020. Some of the benefits from the law have expired, but others are still relevant.... Read More
at Friday, October 9, 2020
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