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BFG In the News: Victor answers readers’ questions about the best place to keep cash while paying off a mortgage

Victor Cannillo is quoted on this topic in an article in NJMoneyHelp.com by Karin Price Mueller, originally published on March 31, 2021. A reader with 14 years and $270k left on their 20-year mortgage and currently keeping those funds in an online bank earning 0.40%, posed the question, “Is there a better place to keep this money and earn some kind of yield without too much risk?” Baron Financial Group’s Wealth Management Principal, Victor Cannillo, offered this advice:

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2021 Financial Checklist

April is Financial Literacy Month and the perfect time to share our financial checklist again. We created our checklist in January of 2020, as we began a new decade, to help people take a fresh look at their financials. As Financial Advisors, we are dedicated to educating our clients and our community about the importance of their financial health. We hope you find this checklist helpful! You can download the checklist here:

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Medicare Annual Enrollment – Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2020

Medicare is health insurance for individuals who are 65 and older, under 65 with certain disabilities, or those who have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The 2021 Medicare annual open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription plans begins Oct. 15, 2020 and runs through December 7, 2020. You can change your Medicare Advantage and Part D plans without special enrollment requirements. If you are applying for Medicare for the first time:

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CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides additional relief for small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The initial program, first signed into law on March 27th, stopped accepting applications in mid-April due to a depletion of the original allocated funds. As of Monday, April 27th, the federal PPP, through the Small Business Administration (SBA), started accepting new applications. If you applied for funding in the first round, you will remain in the queue and do not need to apply again. For more information go to

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Coronavirus: A Perspective on How it Affects “Your Personal Economy”

First and foremost, our thoughts go out to the individuals and families who have been affected by the coronavirus. Our main concern is the health and well-being of our global community. During times of financial uncertainty, it’s often helpful to take a step back and identify what we know and what we don’t know, as well as what we can control and what we can’t control. These types of thinking exercises can help us make good decisions.

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