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What to Consider if You Receive the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments | By Valorem Financial

What to Consider if You Receive the Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments | By Valorem Financial

The first payment of the Child Tax Credit started hitting bank accounts on July 15 and will continue every month for the rest of 2021. 

The goal of the monthly distribution is to get money to Americans sooner and more spread out to help cover basic needs and make more of an impact for lower-income families. You are eligible to receive these monthly payments as long as you received the Child Tax Credit as part of your 2019 or 2020 tax filing and your child does not turn 18 this year.

However, there are income limits to consider. 

Teen Moms Celebrate An Important Milestone On Path To Self-Sufficiency | Hope House Colorado

Teen Moms Celebrate An Important Milestone On Path To Self-Sufficiency | Hope House Colorado

On Thursday, May 27th, Hope House Colorado celebrated the achievements of 13 teen moms as they received their high school or GED diplomas. Ten of the graduates completed their coursework through Penn Foster, which offers a self-paced online high school diploma program. On average, Hope House teen moms complete their education through Penn Foster in 15.4 weeks. Three of the graduates completed their GED, which teen moms at Hope House complete on average in 8.3 weeks, much faster than the national average of 6 months. Remarkably, two of the graduates completed their GED in just three weeks! Graduation took place at 6 p.m. at Trinity Church of Wheat Ridge, just a short drive south from Hope House.

5 Tips for Welcoming Employees Back to the Office | By Edward Rothschild, AlphaGraphics

5 Tips for Welcoming Employees Back to the Office | By Edward Rothschild, AlphaGraphics

After more than a year of working from home, many businesses are looking ahead at the possibility of returning to the office later this year. This is an exciting prospect for many. However, in the same way, working from home required a transition, returning to the office will, too. Colorado ranked as the 12th best state in the union to work from home in, reported by the Denver Post.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to prepare your office for reopening and build excitement among your employees as they get ready to come back. These five tips can help you freshen up your space and welcome employees back in a positive way.

Medicare Beneficiaries: Deadline to move from Med Supp Plan F to Plan G is June 30, 2021 | By Laura Heide Norwicke, Integrity Insurance

Medicare Beneficiaries: Deadline to move from Med Supp Plan F to Plan G is June 30, 2021 | By Laura Heide Norwicke, Integrity Insurance

Colorado Residents: If you or someone you love is enrolled in a Medicare Supplement Plan F, now is the time to move to Plan G with Guaranteed Issue. Don’t Delay — The deadline is June 30, 2021. “Guaranteed Issue” means there is no underwriting and you will not be required to answer any health questions. The insurance company cannot deny you Plan G as long as you enroll by June 30th, and your Plan G monthly premium will likely be lower, possibly saving you hundreds of dollars. 

4 Steps for Businesses to Prepare for a Disaster, by Lisa Smith, Team Rubicon

4 Steps for Businesses to Prepare for a Disaster, by Lisa Smith, Team Rubicon

Did you know that 40-60% of small businesses don’t reopen after a disaster? To avoid being part of this statistic, there are a few basic steps a business of any size can take to be better prepared for an emergency or disaster. Your friendly disaster expert in Arvada, Lisa Smith, shares some tools and steps to prepare yourself, your company and your employees when that inevitable bad day comes along. 

Mothers’ Milk Bank Fully Operational To Meet The Needs Of Fragile Babies |  By Christine Patoff, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation

Mothers’ Milk Bank Fully Operational To Meet The Needs Of Fragile Babies | By Christine Patoff, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation

The dangerous pandemic sweeping the planet may have an immeasurable impact on its newest residents.  Messages about the safety of breastfeeding can be confusing and some hospitals are instituting separation rules for new mothers who have shown signs of or tested positively for COVID-19. Human milk is a baby’s best first food and milk banks are in a key position to help fill the gap, providing essential nourishment for newborns if their own mother’s milk is not available.