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May 26, 2020 by Thad Peterson

Last week, I discussed the grand adventure that air travel has become, and that’s all well and good, but getting somewhere is only part of the challenge. Finding a place to stay is a necessary part of the trip, and we stayed in three different hotels as we meandered from Pittsburgh, PA to Alliance, OH to St. Louis, MO and then back to Charleston, SC. 

May 19, 2020 by Thad Peterson

Last weekend, my wife and I flew to Pittsburgh, PA from Charleston, SC to retrieve our daughter from college where she graduated on Saturday (with no ceremony). I’ve been traveling for business at least monthly pretty much my entire professional career. I am a “million miler” on Delta, as is my wife, so both of us have spent a lot of time in the air travel ecosystem. I confess that it was liberating to leave the house and the neighborhood and get back to an airport and onto a plane. I have always enjoyed business travel, or travel of any kind, and I looked forward to the trip. And what a trip it was—traveling during a pandemic!

May 13, 2020 by Inci Kaya

On May 12, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it was relaxing the rules for dependent care FSAs. COVID-19’s forced closures of day cares, canceled after-school programs and spring break and summer camps, and the ensuing shift in families’ needs for dependent care made it critical for enrolled families to be able to change their dependent care contributions. Prior to this change, families would forfeit unused funds at year’s end: a shame, especially now, when every dollar counts. So the IRS responded.