Estate Planning

What Is a Crummey Notice?

Are you a trust beneficiary who recently received a “Crummy notice?” If so, and you have never before received one, you may be unsure what to do next. After all, there must be some reason why you received the notice, right? To help you better understand why you received the notice, an Indianapolis trust attorney […]

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A 40-Day Plan to Start Recovery

Based on the experiences of other countries, it appears the number of cases per day (and deaths per day) will peak about 2 to 3 weeks after well observed shelter-in-place orders are issued (some areas are reporting less than 2 weeks – that would be great). In some areas of the United States, shelter-in-place orders […]

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FHFA: House Prices up 5.2% YoY in January

From the FHFA: FHFA House Price Index Up 0.3 Percent in January; Up 5.2 Percent from Last Year U.S. house prices rose in January, up 0.3 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI). House prices rose 5.2 percent from January 2019 to January 2020. The […]

Investing

Municipal market update and sector thoughts

The world was a different place only a few weeks ago. Municipal bond funds had experienced 60 straight weeks of inflows – a record streak totaling around $75 billion.1 But fast forward to the week ending March 18, 2020, and fears of COVID-19 caused municipal funds to experience $12 billion in outflows, another record.2 Outflows […]

Real Estate

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of […]

Tax

Facing the uncertain future for small business

I have an article out on AccountingWEB this morning on what small Companyes should be thinking about once they have addressed their immediate cash flow and staffing problems. Those that have a hope of surviving need to start planning their recovery now – because the risks that will arise then will be at least as […]

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MP’s jobs are not going to be cut – thankfully

There has been one welcome piece of news this morning. The Electoral Reform Society has just noted that: The Government has abandoned proposals to cut the number of MPs in the House of Commons from 650 to 600. Cabinet office minister Chloe Smith said ministers will scrap the previously-planned shake-up of UK constituencies, due to Parliament facing a […]