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COVID-19 – Final

This will be the last of our COVID-19 posts.  We feel that the United States is flattening the curve and all 50 states are now in some phase of re-opening. We hope these posts have been not only helpful but have given you some insight into how we are staying on top of things that […]

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COVID-19 – Differences

During this time of quarantine, it seems that people are forming stronger opinions on just about any and every subject as more time passes.  And these opinions seem to be more and more polarizing. This is our opportunity as uncommon people to show grace towards people who have different views than our own. Not only is […]

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COVID-19 – Numbers

Last week we posted some of the numbers reflecting the number of COVID-19 cases that are being diagnosed in the United States and around the world.  This week we decided to look at several sources to make sure we are giving you the most accurate information possible. We were shocked and a little defeated by […]

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COVID – 19 – Perspective, Mortgage Payments and Market Recap

Perspective With many states moving towards a slow reopening and phased approaches to opening businesses, we should start to see the economy shift over the next few weeks to months. As we know, it is in America’s best interest to get the economy back up and running. COVID 19 Update United States Cases: 1.07M Recovered cases: 127K […]

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COVID-19 – PPP, Oil and the SECURE Act

May is just around the corner and we hope that you’ve enjoyed some of this awesome weather that we have been experiencing in the Midwest! As Iowa announced it will not be going back to school for the rest of the year, many other states followed suit. Forty-three states so far have decided to stay […]

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COVID-19 – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) & Stimulus Checks

This past week President Trump announced he wanted to open America back up in 3 phases. The complete outline of these phases can be found here.  This may be a positive indicator that we could be seeing America getting back to work sooner rather than later. One of the main things taking up space right […]

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COVID-19 – Jobless Claims, the Stock Market, and Inflation

Jobless Claims We continue to see a divergence between Wall St, Washington, and Main St. This chart of US Weekly initial jobless claims is staggering. The number of people being laid off, furloughed or salary-reduced is not fully captured by this chart either.     This video puts it in context and shows just how […]

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COVID-19 Update – Mortgages and PPP

We are hoping this finds you safe and healthy! Right now, the CDC is reporting over 213,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. The number of cases is constantly changing but we do see COVID-19 sticking around for a while with a significant impact in the 2nd quarter. Looking at the markets, we are […]

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COVID-19, the CARES Act and what it means for you

We sincerely hope that this finds you healthy and safe. Information is coming at us from all sorts of directions and it is an honor to be one of the sources to help you try to process everything that is going on.  We aren’t experts at COVID-19 but want to keep giving you valuable information […]

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College and Adult Planning – the 1000 Foot View

You are thinking about having kids in a few years. Is it too late to start planning for their college education? That’s actually not an extreme exaggeration of the anxiety we hear from young families when it comes to saving for their children’s future. And it’s not just about higher education. We like to think […]

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