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What are some differences between Exchange-Traded Funds and Index Mutual Funds?

There are many factors to consider when comparing an exchange-traded fund (ETF) and an index mutual fund. An ETF is a marketable security that tracks an index, like an index fund. A Mutual Fund is an investment company that pools money from shareholders and invests in a variety of securities, including stocks, bonds and money market funds. A main difference between an ETF and an index mutual fund is an ETF trades continuously while the market is open, while the index mutual fund trades one time a day at market close.

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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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CARES Act: Unemployment Benefits

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides additional unemployment insurance benefits for workers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Coverage has now been extended to cover more workers such as self-employed and independent contractors. For the next four months, eligible unemployed workers will receive an additional $600 per week, above and beyond the standard benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Labor:

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