June 2— With a major economic downturn and businesses hit particularly hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, many family business owners are asking: What does this mean for the valuation of closely held businesses that have no readily observable market prices? It stands to reason that the same uncertainties sweeping through the public markets would also impact smaller private companies in even more profound ways, with travel, leisure, and retail businesses being especially hard hit.
The spray of the surf. The smell of barbeque. The crack of a baseball bat. The dazzling display of Fourth of July fireworks. For much of the nation, these are the sensory memories associated with summer. Or, at least that was the case before COVID-19 came along, after which most Americans were essentially given a “time out” and sent to their rooms.And now that cabin fever has essentially started to outstrip viral fevers, states are slowly reopening.
Before the budding of spring flowers, a new coronavirus emerged from obscurity to a worldwide pandemic known as COVID-19. After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, defensive measures imposed by governments brought economies to a standstill and sent markets into nosedives. Coupled with the effects of falling prices of crude oil, the equity markets in the U.S.
Students, families, and higher education institutions navigate a new course of study together.The world’s developments in recent months have charged college students and their parents with evaluating their educational path with a slightly different lens and level of precaution.With so many variables at play, it often takes an education just to plan for higher education, especially in unprecedented times like today.
With today’s coronavirus crisis, giving to charity is even more important than ever. In a time of such great need, how can you create a charitable gift strategy that reflects your values, helps those who need it most, and stretches your charitable dollars most effectively? The need is so great that it can be overwhelming to know where to begin.You may be unsure who to give to and uncertain about some of the new tax rules that impact charitable giving.