Diversifying the Stock Exchange

Earlier this month (August 2021), the SEC approved a Board Diversity Rule proposal from NASDAQ.  By this time next year (August 2022) all companies listed on the NASDAQ exchange must publicly (either on annual SEC filings or on their website) share the diversity makeup of their board of directors. The objective, according to NASDAQ, is to encourage board diversity and to provide stakeholders with consistent and comparable disclosures. Read the SEC’s August 6th 82 page…

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CARES Act Cliff’s Notes

The CARES Act of 2020 had a few gems for the average US taxpayer, including: No required minimum distribution for retirees in 2020 The opportunity to add up to $300 in charitable donation deductions for qualified 501c(3) cash contributions to the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return Economic stimulus payments, depending on your 2020 adjusted gross income. For more information, read the full bill. Unfortunately, a lack of technical language in the bill left…

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