How Will COVID-19 Affect Life Insurance

Many of our lives have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our new normal has us wondering whether we need to purchase life insurance for our family.  With life insurance you can be certain that your family will be financially stable in your absence.  Depending on...

Taking a Road Trip Safely During Pandemic

It's the summer, for the most part we have all been staying at home.  Now that some states have lifted their Covid-19 restrictions, a summer road trip is a great getaway.  If you are taking a road trip, you will need to do more planning and preparation than you have...

Deadline to File Your 2019 Tax Return is July 15th

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, earlier this year the IRS postponed federal tax filing and payments.  The usual deadline of April 15th was postponed to July 15th 2020.  You did not have to file any forms to request the extension since the IRS automatically postponed the...

Are You Prepared For Hurricane Season?

Each year, we see the flood related devastation caused by hurricanes around the country.  The State of Texas is no exception.  With the start of hurricane season that began June 1st are you prepared?  Before a storm hits, make sure you discuss with your family an...

Keeping Kids Active This Summer During COVID-19

When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you had to manage homeschooling and working from home.  Now your summer plans have likely unraveled in part due to the pandemic.  You are having to rethink if you should send your child to a summer camp or area camps...

Tax Refund Myths

As the tax deadline of April 15th approaches we are all anxious to get details regarding our refund.  This leads to tax refund myths circulating on social media that are easy to believe.  There is no secret way to find out when your refund will be issued, but there...

Tax Day Is Coming! What Happens If You Do Not File?

Tax Day is Monday, April 15th.  For one reason or another some of us wait until the last minute to file.  According to the IRS, over 20 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their tax returns.  No the IRS will not show up to...

When Can I Expect My Tax Refund?

Now the question most of us have who already filed is when is my tax refund getting here?  The IRS announced that they have begun processing tax returns since January 28, 2019.  Although the government reopened, the shutdown affected many tax programs yet to be...

Ways Federal Workers Can Protect Credit Scores

Two months into the government shutdown and there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.  But there are over 800,000 federal employees who did not receive a paycheck for at least two pay periods.  Some have probably gone through savings or got help from family...