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Planned giving in 2020
Planned giving in 2020

Planned giving in 2020

December 07, 2020 / The Merrill Anderson Company

The idea of “planning” a gift to charity may not spring as readily to mind as investment or retirement planning. Yet there are many ways to give, and many kinds of gifts to consider, especially when philanthropy is one of your core values…

What does the federal payroll tax deferral mean to you?
What does the federal payroll tax deferral mean to you?

What does the federal payroll tax deferral mean to you?

October 06, 2020 / Shelby White

On August 28, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) debuted long-awaited guidance on how President Trump’s proposed payroll tax suspension will apply to companies and workers.…

Work-from-home scams and how to avoid them
Work-from-home scams and how to avoid them

Work-from-home scams and how to avoid them

September 10, 2020 / Ray Wills

As the coronavirus crisis causes unemployment numbers to increase, a trend has emerged: Many people are falling victim to work-from-home scams. Identifying these scams can be tricky, as work-from-home opportunities have skyrocketed due to nationwide stay-at-home orders.…

Seven ways to save money by going green
Seven ways to save money by going green

Seven ways to save money by going green

July 23, 2020 / F&M Trust

We all know we should turn off the lights when we leave a room, unplug appliances we aren’t using and invest in reusable drinkware to reduce our carbon footprints. But, changing other small habits can have a positive impact not only on the environment, but also your wallet.…

The secret to avoiding secret shopper scams
The secret to avoiding secret shopper scams

The secret to avoiding secret shopper scams

June 22, 2020 / Ray Wills

Did you receive an offer to get paid to shop or eat at bougie restaurants and review them? It sounds too good to be true, because, well, it most likely is…

How the CARES Act impacts student loans
How the CARES Act impacts student loans

How the CARES Act impacts student loans

June 18, 2020 / Shelby White

Known as the CARES Act, the roughly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that was recently passed by the United States government is intended to reduce the financial pain felt by millions of Americans who have been affected by the measures taken to control the spread of COVID-19.…

Watch out for unemployment scams
Watch out for unemployment scams

Watch out for unemployment scams

June 05, 2020 / Ray Wills

In an elaborate scheme, scammers are stealing people’s identities, fraudulently filing for unemployment benefits and then directing the money to their own bank accounts or intercepting paper checks that are then paid out by state governments.…

IRS extends tax payment deadline to July 15, 2020
IRS extends tax payment deadline to July 15, 2020

IRS extends tax payment deadline to July 15, 2020

April 09, 2020 / Diana Sponseller

Taxpayers and businesses now have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay their taxes without penalty. This is a 90-day extension from the traditional deadline of April 15. The announcement from the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) comes as COVID-19 tightens…

Pet ownership on a budget
Pet ownership on a budget

Pet ownership on a budget

April 07, 2020 / Jill Reddecliff

Pets provide years of love and affection, and they can truly improve their owners’ overall health and well-being. But before you open your home to a fur child, you need to make sure you can afford it…

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