Personal Finance

Recapping 2020 Investment Returns and Looking Forward to 2021

December 10, 2020

While it’s always important to stay focused on what’s ahead, there’s value in recapping 2020 returns for investors before looking forward to 2021.

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A 2020 Charitable Giving Strategy You Don’t Want to Miss!

December 3, 2020

It’s a good time to remind ourselves the government created a $300 charitable giving benefit for 2020 that’s available to ALL taxpayers.

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Mortgage Rates at All Time Low – But for How Long?

November 12, 2020

One of the major surprises during 2020 has been the resiliency of the housing market and mortgage refinancing. Despite the pandemic and the surge in unemployment that came with it, the housing market is as hot as it has been since 2005-2006. | Financial Design Studio, Inc.

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It’s a Home Seller’s Market!

October 15, 2020

One of the more remarkable things we’ve seen over the last 7 months of the COVID pandemic is the uninterrupted strength of the housing market. After a brief dip in March and April, home sales have been on fire. The question for prospective buyers/sellers of homes is whether now is a good time to buy/sell.

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Alphabet Soup of the Economic Recovery

October 8, 2020

Watch CNBC or Fox Business for any length of time and you’ll eventually hear someone talk about a “V-shaped” or “L-shaped” recovery for the economy. But what does this alphabet soup mean for you? | Financial Design Studio

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Check Your Credit Reports

July 22, 2020

Check Those Credit Reports! Extra unemployment assistance for people affected by coronavirus is leading to more fraud and identity theft. See what they’re doing and how you can protect yourself.

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