The Good Life | January 2021
We hope you had a fantastic holiday season, even if it may have looked a bit different this year. As December and 2020 has come to a close client meetings are still being held online or via phone - whichever is preferred - to keep everyone in good health.
Outlook 2021: A Return to Normal?
Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan analyzes where the economy and markets are heading

As we consider what may happen in 2021, it’s useful to reflect on how we ended 2020—both the good and the bad. The election is behind us, which is good news. The bad news is that control of the Senate is still up for grabs, which means more political uncertainty. Turning to the coronavirus, the good news is that we now have multiple vaccines that are safe and effective. The bad news is that the third wave of the pandemic continues to worsen throughout the country. On the economic front, the good news is that jobs and confidence are holding up surprisingly well. The bad news is that the third wave is starting to slow the recovery, and many people will face a financial cliff at the end of the year. To sum it all up, it is the best of times—and the worst of times.

Did you miss it?
Did you miss our webinar series, The 2020 Election is Over | What's Next? We wrapped up 2020 with a webinar series, bringing in experts, focusing on what we may be able to expect after the 2020 election in terms of politics, tax planning and the economy.

Check out what you missed by clicking on the sessions below:

Thank You
Because of all of you we were able to give back in a big way this year!

While the annual Care Train Christmas Concert was almost detoured we adapted and sponsored an online virtual concert with Shine FM and heard Building 429 perform. As a result we raised $5,659.94 (including the $2500 McCarthy & Cox match) for Care Train of Union County. Along with the McCarthy & Cox Cares Board we sponsored 20 children and helped make their Christmas wishes a reality.

Care Train served over 1900 people this year, including 301 families, 76 disabled adults, 319 seniors, and 621 children!
We look forward to the New Year, hopeful that the pandemic will end soon and we can once again meet you in our offices.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging time. 

- Tom McCarthy, CFP®, AIF®
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