Tag: COVID-19

Presidential Elections & The Stock Market: Is There a Correlation?

Lies, sex, and accusations of corruption – no election year is complete without them. And while the 2020 election has proven to be one of the most contentious in recent history, contention is nothing new in the world of politics. From the political match-up of Jefferson v. Adams to this year’s Biden v. Trump, mud has always been slung, accusations have always been made and many Americans have found themselves uncertain of a future under new leadership.

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Coronavirus & Beyond: 5 Financial Benefits of Working From Home

As the pandemic stretches into months instead of the weeks initially expected, many workers continue to work from home.  Some jobs lend themselves more easily to this than others.  At Atlanta Financial, we continue to work remotely and meet with clients virtually.  We are all looking forward to the day when we can get back into the office and see our colleagues and clients again.  Nothing can replace face-to-face interactions whether it’s in the break room with fellow team members or in meetings with clients.  But, as with many things, there are some silver linings and as it turns out, remote work does have some advantages.  A recent study in fact showed that more than half of employees would prefer to continue working remotely, even after the pandemic is over.1 

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As the Coronavirus Continues, Avoid These 5 Retirement Mistakes

The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard in early 2020, and it continues to remain prevalent as we near the end of the year. Whether you’ve just recently retired, or it’s coming up in the next few years, it’s likely the virus has brought about some financial uncertainty regarding your readiness for retirement. Before making any sudden changes, it’s important to remain rational and avoid these five big retirement mistakes.

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2020 Tax Code Changes: What You Need to Know

Most of us have either filed or are wrapping up our 2019 tax filing by this point.  A common question we receive is what will happen to taxes after the election?  Government spending has increased (especially in response to COVID-19 packages) and an increase in revenues will be needed.  Of course, finding consensus on where to increase taxes will not be likely.  At Atlanta Financial Associates, we pay much attention to proposed changes and right now that is all they are, possibilities.  Often, leaders float ideas to see what gains traction.  A couple of the proposals being ‘floated’ right now include…

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The Stock Market and the Economy Are Not the Same: A Guide to Understanding the Difference

When we think of financial health, a few things might come to mind. We may think of our own financial situation, our investments, the Dow Jones Industrial Average performance, the stock market as a whole, the economy, the country’s employment status and so on. While some aspects may be interrelated on some level, they do not necessarily move in tandem, nor do they always indicate the health of one another. 

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Coronavirus & Student Loans: What You Need to Know

As of the end of 2019, student loan debt reached $1.48 trillion in the US, with approximately 45 million borrowers across the country.  Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans have experienced unprecedented financial instability.  This means that for 45 million Americans, paying down student loan debt may be harder than ever before.

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