Where to Apply for $310 Billion Added to Payroll Protection Program

President Trump has signed a $484 billion coronavirus relief bill that includes an additional $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, with $60 billion of that money reserved for small lenders. Previously, many small business owners who had applied were left disappointed as the $350 billion program was exhausted in just 13 days. If you do not have an application in now, the additional funds are expected to run out quickly, but it is advisable

By |April 25th, 2020|general|0 Comments

3 tips to stop annoying and fraudulent robocalls

Spam phone calls have been a nuisance for years, but over the last several months, it seems like there's been a surge of them on our cell phones. Just yesterday, the FCC imposed a record fine of $120 million on a Florida man who is accused of placing nearly 100 million robocalls during a brief 3 month period as part of a “telemarketing scheme.” Robocallers have made their calls even more deceptive by masking their

By |May 11th, 2018|general|0 Comments

3 Actionable Tips to get Financially Fit in 2018

As we near December 31st, many people are making their New Year's resolutions. I've never been a fan of resolutions, but last year my pants were getting tight in October and weren't helped by so many holiday treats. I made the decision to get in better shape. It was really more of a goal than a resolution but I digress. I bought a $20 Groupon to try out CKO Kickboxing for 6 classes and after

By |December 28th, 2017|general|0 Comments

5 simple steps to protect yourself from the massive Equifax data breach

Today, Equifax announced one of the largest data breaches in history affecting almost half of the US population, as many as 143 million Americans. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for

By |September 7th, 2017|general|0 Comments

Tony Robbins: 7 questions to make sure your financial adviser is on your side

I recently watched the Netflix documentary “Tony Robbins: I Am Not your Guru” and it is an inspiring film that makes you want to change your life for the better. If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend it. While Robbins is known for his life coaching, he found that the American public needed to become better educated about their investments and especially their relationship to financial advisers. This year he released his latest book,

By |July 28th, 2017|general|0 Comments

Why Turning Off The News Can Make You a Better Investor

I'm out on the West Coast this week for a series of business meetings, and I brought a book.  Call me old school.  Putting in earplugs and settling in with a good book is a great way to fly, a welcome break from the usual screen time, and it conserves my iPhone battery.  Sure, the seats are cramped, lousy food costs extra, and flight delays are routine.  Yet, the earplugs block out the noise in

By |July 21st, 2017|general|0 Comments
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