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COVID-19 Facts and Resources

During these uncertain times, Berger Financial Group will provide resources to make sure you are getting the facts. 

CDC COVID-19 Website

CDC COVID-19 Website


• What You Need to Know
• Resources for the Community
• COVID-19 Cases in the U.S
• Information for Healthcare Professionals

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Government Response

Government Response


What is the Federal Government Doing in Response to COVID-19?

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Coronavirus Case Tracker

Coronavirus Case Tracker


Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

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COVID-19 Interactive Projections

COVID-19 Interactive Projections


Projections of the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) based off specific factors and broken out by country or state.

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Schwab: Triage - Throwing Everything at the Virus

Schwab: Triage - Throwing Everything at the Virus


• The questions continue to outnumber the answers, while the virus continues to infect people, markets and the economy.
• Monetary and fiscal stimulus can serve as triage; but they’re not the cure.
• Investor sentiment and market technicals are at extremes; but valuation analysis is pointless.

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FA Magazine: What’s In The $2 Trillion Virus Stimulus Package

FA Magazine: What’s In The $2 Trillion Virus Stimulus Package


The historic $2 trillion bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday to confront the coronavirus crisis will reach into many aspects of American life and business to stave off at least some of the economic damage to wrought by the pandemic.

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Lord Abbett: Riding Out Market Ups and Downs

Lord Abbett: Riding Out Market Ups and Downs


The one certainty of investing is that your portfolio will experience volatility. Further, volatility can trigger emotional responses that may cause investors to make irrational decisions that could lead to missed opportunities. Prudent investors stay the course, with the understanding that investment success is not just a matter of how well you do in up markets but also how well you weather the downside.

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2019 Federal Tax Return Filing Deadline Extension

2019 Federal Tax Return Filing Deadline Extension


The Treasury Department announced on March 20, 2020 that the Federal filing deadline for 2019 individual income tax returns has been automatically extended to July 15, 2020 with the IRS releasing official guidance in IRS Notice 2020-18 with details on the extended deadline.

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Goldman: Uneven Prevalence and Consequences Around the World

Goldman: Uneven Prevalence and Consequences Around the World


Select Nations, Population Size, Infections, Fatalities, and Date of 1st Infection

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Bloomberg Tax & Accounting: Coronavirus Roadmap

Bloomberg Tax & Accounting: Coronavirus Roadmap


This roadmap provides a summary of federal tax and accounting activity relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It was prepared by Bloomberg Tax & Accounting staff and was last updated on March 27, 2020.

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How Families and Roommates can effectively <br />Self-Quarantine, Self-Isolate

How Families and Roommates can effectively
Self-Quarantine, Self-Isolate


Crystal Watson, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shares best practices and tips for responding to coronavirus outbreak

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IRS: Economic Impact Payments

IRS: Economic Impact Payments


What you need to know: check IRS.gov for the latest information. No action needed by most people at this time.

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


The U.S. Small Business Administration on Thursday issued an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is offering $349 billion in forgivable loans that small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can use to cover costs including payroll and rent. 

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World Health Organization COVID-19 Center

World Health Organization COVID-19 Center


• Public Advice
• Country and Technical Guidance
• Videos/Training

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WHO COVID-19 Video Library

WHO COVID-19 Video Library


Coronavirus disase (COVID-19) advice for the public

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PPP Application Documents for Lenders

PPP Application Documents for Lenders


Based on these collective discussions and our understanding of the intent of the PPP program, the AICPA is making the following broad recommendations for lender documents as well as providing direction on a few key calculations.

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PPP Resources

PPP Resources


The economic impact of the coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19) on small businesses is unprecedented. As you’re looking to secure the future of your business, there are opportunities for help through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

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Federal Programs for Business

Federal Programs for Business


The economic landscape for many small businesses has changed dramatically because of COVID-19. If your business has been affected, loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to help you stay afloat, pay your employees and cover other expenses. Here are highlights of the new or expanded programs.

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SBA Loan Options

SBA Loan Options


Summary of all SBA loans available now due to COVID-19 and programs that existed before and have not changed.

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Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)


Right now, many businesses are facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are having to make tough decisions about whether to keep employees, or to layoff or furlough them. 

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CNBC: Will you have to pay back the coronavirus stimulus check?

CNBC: Will you have to pay back the coronavirus stimulus check?


Clarification of seven myths about the stimulus checks. Here’s what you need to know, from whether or not they are taxed to how long it will take for them to hit your bank account.

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401(k) Options After Losing Job

401(k) Options After Losing Job


If you or someone you know is in this situation due to COVID-19, you’ll likely have several questions about job hunting, unemployment insurance, and health care. You may also be wondering, “What should I do with my 401(k)?”

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CARES Act Overview&#160;

CARES Act Overview 


BFG Tax Team: On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act, Pub. L. No. 116-136). 

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Stock Market Lesson to Remember

Stock Market Lesson to Remember


Undeniably, spring 2020 has tried the patience of investors. But what lessons can be learned from previous experiences? 

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