COVID-19 NAPFA members, including SAGEbroadview, are longtime champions for financial services delivered in the public’s interest. As part of NAPFA’s COVID-19 consumer outreach, please check out the Resources and Relief Options Infographic. Could a century-old technology zap coronavirus in schools and offices? (The Boston Globe) New study may help ‘predict’ who will get severe COVID-19 cases. Recent research shows that people typically fall into one of six different clusters of coronavirus symptoms. (Yahoo...

COVID-19 How to understand COVID-19 numbers. Viewed in isolation or presented without context, coronavirus numbers don’t always give an accurate picture of how the pandemic is being handled. Here, ProPublica journalists Caroline Chen and Ash Ngu offer insight on how to navigate the figures. (ProPublica) Wearing masks could help you avoid major illness even if you get coronavirus, experts say. (Los Angeles Times) Cloth face masks still provide a major protective benefit: They...

COVID-19 IRS announces rollover relief for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act. Clients, if you have already taken your RMD this year and now want to “put it back” by August 31,2020, please let us know ASAP so we can help you. (IRS) The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now...

Healthcare: What Happens Next (Collaborative Fund, Lily Bernicker) A User’s Guide to Face Masks By now you’ve figured out that wearing a mask is not as simple as all those TV doctors made it look. Here’s our guide to the wear and care of your new mask. (The New York Times, Tara Parker-Pope) A group of 239 scientists say there’s growing evidence covid-19 is airborne. What does this mean for you? (MIT...

  WORKING DURING QUARANTINE Here at SAGEbroadview we continue to mostly work from our homes -- zooming, calling and emailing with our clients and each other on all kinds of financial planning and investment tasks as well as putting the finishing touches on tax season. Larry opted to work in quarantine in our brand-new office in Farmington, CT; once you see how nice it turned out you will understand why! You can...

written by Gail Lalk, LPC, LCADC, Therapist at Young Adult Therapy Gail is a dear friend of mine. She originally posted this on LinkedIn but gave me permission to share this with you. In the United States, we are in the early weeks of managing the impact that the coronavirus pandemic will have on our lives. As I write this, the virus has cropped up in all 50 states and there are...

As we carry out 'physical distancing' (we'd rather not call it 'social distancing'), let's try to practice psychological closeness by creating - across physical distances - shared experiences with family and friends. (h/t Jamil Zaki) From the Broadsheet, a daily newsletter from Fortune: "Several of you mentioned the soothing effect of listening to podcasts. Audio news and storytelling has become a commuting fixture for many of us, so it makes sense to incorporate them into your WFH...

We’re Here for You We get it. Depending on how much attention you’ve been paying to the news, you may be feeling anywhere from uncomfortable to mildly panicked. So, we’d like to share some thoughts on what is happening now, some ideas on how to think about it, and how to cope today and in the weeks ahead. BUT if the breaking news is leaving you feeling strained to a breaking point,...