Trail Mix

The official blog page of Ascend Financial Consultants

May 2021

The Economy and Taxes

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and brighter.

April 2021

Arete: What's Yours?

The ancient Greeks had a word, arete that (freely translated) means to reach your greatest purpose, to achieve your full potential as a person.

April 2021

More Spending = Higher Taxes?

That seems likely with a $2 trillion American Jobs Plan (that could eventually cost trillions more) on the table to bolster America’s crumbling infrastructure and invest in R&D.

What could those tax hikes look like? Let’s consider the possibilities.

March 2021

Rescue Bill: What's Inside?

The $1.9 trillion bill called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes stimulus checks, child tax credits, jobless help, vaccine-distribution money, healthcare subsidies, and aid for struggling restaurants. What’s not inside? A higher minimum wage.

February 2021

A Look Ahead

After months of election uncertainty, Joe Biden was inaugurated as our 46th president, bringing the peaceful transfer of executive power that defines us as a democracy. Since then, President Biden’s pen has been busy, busy, busy so let’s dive into some new policies that could impact you.