Tax Deadline Extended for Texas Residents

Winter storm Uri affected many Texas residents leaving them without electricity and water for days.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Monday, February 22nd tax deadline for Texas residents would be extended until June 15, 2021.  The extension is for any...

Retirement Plans Tax Relief Due to Covid-19

In 2020, Americans facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 virus received assistance from Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Eligible taxpayers were given a tax relief when funds were withdrawn from their 401K plan...

Tax Season Will Start February 12th

The Internal Revenue Service has announced you can file your 2020 tax year return starting Friday, February 12, 2021.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS urges all taxpayers to file electronically with direct deposit as soon as all required documents are in hand to...

Christmas Celebrations at Home

This holiday season will be unlike any other due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  The Center for Disease Control has recommended minimizing social gatherings due to health and safety concerns.  Christmas has always been a holiday full of traditions surrounded by...

Celebrating Thanksgiving During Pandemic

Covid-19 cases are again on the rise with Thanksgiving just a few weeks away.  This year Thanksgiving festivities may look a bit different.  Because of possible restrictions you won't have a packed house, instead it'll be just your immediate family.  Or you may decide...

Trick-or-Treating Safely During Pandemic

Just as most things this year Halloween will be different from previous years.  The traditional ways of celebrating Halloween are now frightful as doing so could bring risk of spreading COVID-19.  For kids especially, times can seem scary but with a plan in place you...

Weatherproofing Your Home for Fall

When protecting your home, what comes to mind?  Installing a security system, adding burglar bars or purchasing a home insurance policy.  All of these ideas can keep you safe especially having a home insurance policy that backs you up.  But what about mother nature?...

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...