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Highlights of the CARES Act


CARES Act for Individuals - On Friday, congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to providing support to small businesses, the bill provides measures to help individual

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A Breath of Fresh Air in the Stock Market


We hope you are staying safe and well! Recently, life has been awkward and uncomfortable for all of us. The past few weeks have not been fun. However, we do believe the drastic measures that have been implemented by state governments are ultimately

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Ease the Pain of Repaying Student Loans

March 25, 2020

Student loan debt is a hot topic and for good reason. Managing the burden that comes during repayment is very difficult. Fortunately, there are ways to get some relief while taking advantage of timely tax breaks at the same time.

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All COVID-19 Changes So Far

March 25, 2020

Right now, your highest priority is the health of those you love and yourself. But if you have time to read about some non-medical but important matters related to the health crisis, here is a summary of IRS action already taken and federal tax

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W&H Operating Procedures During COVID-19 - 3.20.20

March 20, 2020

Based on the current situation concerning COVID-19, Whitcomb & Hess has made the decision to have most of our team begin working from home. This change will not impact our commitment to providing you with high-quality service and timely communica

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W&H Weekly Market Update


The recent coronavirus pandemic, and resulting panic, has affected every aspect of our lives – our portfolios, social interactions, expressions on social media, schools, recreation, and stress levels. We are still learning much about the virus

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How to Succeed as an Independent Contractor

March 18, 2020

Are you one of the now 33% of Americans who work as either an independent contractor or freelancer?

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W&H Operating Procedures During COVID-19 - 3.16.20

March 16, 2020

Whitcomb & Hess is blessed to have strong relationships and roots in our Ashland community and beyond. The health of our clients, neighbors, and team members is very important to us.

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Bear Markets Bounce


It’s been a historic week to say the least! Schools, professional sports, concerts, and many other social events have been canceled or postponed. Even going to the store has become a stressful event. If you are feeling perplexed, confused,

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Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

March 11, 2020

The pros and cons of renting versus buying

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Some thoughts on the current market volatility


As you have probably heard, stock markets have remained volatile in March. Currently, the S&P 500 is down over 19% from its all-time high in February through its low yesterday afternoon. While market corrections are a normal part of investing,

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The IRS Data Theft Problem

March 4, 2020

Here's how to minimize your risk

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