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Cathy Miller, Co-Founder of Atlanta Financial Associates, now part of Mercer Advisors, recognized as Top Performing Female Advisor in the United States
The Housing Market Could Be Heading For a Decline in 2021. Is Now the Time to Buy, or Should You Keep Renting?
There comes a point in nearly everyone’s life when they begin to wonder if they should continue to rent or make the step of purchasing a home – but throw a global pandemic, low mortgage rates and a crazy housing market into the mix, and it makes the choice a whole lot more complicated. Furthermore, since January 2020, home sales have been steadily increasing.1
Atlanta, GA – April 1, 2021 – Atlanta Financial Associates announced that Julie Andrews, MBA, CFP®, AIF®, has been named to Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors list for 2021. This is the fifth consecutive year that Andrews has been recognized by Forbes as a top performing female advisor in the U.S. The list was published on Forbes.com.
In one of his first major moves in office, President Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan Act – a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan meant to extend, renew and implement relief for those affected by COVID-19.
Below is a breakdown of some important components to this legislation, including what business owners, families and struggling individuals may need to know.
One year into the pandemic, Americans are continuing to strike a balance between staying safe and handling their day-to-day responsibilities. One major challenge we all face this time of year (pandemic or no pandemic) is filing our taxes on time. On March 17, less than one month until Tax Day, the IRS announced an extension for the 2021 tax filing season. Here’s what you need to know about filing your 2020 taxes.
One year into the pandemic, individuals everywhere are experiencing emotional, physical and economical implications. In an effort to ease the pandemic’s detrimental effects, the federal government has recently passed a third stimulus package called the American Rescue Plan Act.
Eligible individuals and families will receive stimulus checks up to $1,400 per person. As a reminder, here’s what you need to know about your third stimulus check.
Millionaire & Former Zappos CEO Died in November Without a Will. Here’s Why That Makes Things Extremely Complicated
Tony Hsieh, former CEO of Zappos, died at 46 due to smoke inhalation from a house fire over the Thanksgiving holiday. Several months prior, Hsieh retired from his position as CEO of Zappos with an estimated net worth of $840 million.1 Since his death, his family has determined he died intestate, meaning he had no will. In response, his family has filed for access to the former CEO’s accounts and assets.2
Late into the day on December 21, Congress finally passed a much anticipated (and arguably long-overdue) second stimulus package. Signed by President Trump on December 27, the new stimulus package has already begun affecting Americans as we rang in the new year. Spreading $600 billion (notably much less than last March’s $2 trillion deal) amongst businesses, hospitals, families and individuals, this economic stimulus package is designed to bring relief to those experiencing the financial hardships caused by the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some highlights of the bill’s coronavirus-related relief efforts that could affect you, your family and your business in the near future.
Atlanta, GA, December 10, 2020 – We are pleased to announce Five Star award winners Julianne F. Andrews, MBA, CFP®, AIF® and Cathy C. Miller, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, CDFA®’s appearance in a Women in Wealth special section in the December 2020 issue of Fortune magazine. The “Women in Wealth” supplement highlights Atlanta area women who “stand out” in their industry.
There are very few concepts that can strain relational dynamics and provoke anxiety quite like discussing money with family, especially your young adult children. It generally isn’t something many parents are comfortable doing, and that is under “normal” circumstances. The stress is typically compounded when these conversations occur under duress or will inevitably induce major conflict within the family unit. Sometimes the circumstances are unforeseeable and the stress unavoidable. But many times, the contention can be avoided by simply being intentional and having these tough conversations now and on your terms.
Before you know it, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be upon us. In order to minimize stress and maximize your gifting abilities, it’s important to keep in mind a few details that you may or may not be aware of when it comes to charitable gifting.
Julianne Andrews and Cathy Miller Receive the Women’s Choice Award® for Providing Exemplary Financial Services to Women
Atlanta, GA, December 3, 2020 – Atlanta Financial partners Julianne F. Andrews, MBA, CFP®, AIF® and Cathy C. Miller, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, CDFA® have earned the Women’s Choice Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to providing exemplary services for female clientele.
Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2020 – Atlanta Financial is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Blackmon, CFP®, CPA as Partner. Chris’s promotion from Senior Wealth Manager is in response to his personal contribution to the unprecedented growth within the firm.
The Social Security Administration Has Announced Cost of Living Adjustments & Tax Changes For 2021. Here’s What You Need to Know
On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Social Security Administration released important facts and figures for 2021 – including cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for retirees and tax changes for the currently employed. As Social Security continues to contribute a large portion of monthly income for many, we thought this information would be timely.
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