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Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ended all federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs in the state as of July 3.

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Benjamin Franklin famously wrote in 1789, “Our new constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

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Primarily as a result of the countywide reappraisal program, certified tax roll figures presented by County Property Assessor Melvin Burgess show a 24.1 percent increase in assessed values for tax purposes in Shelby County.

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What should I do if I get a call claiming there’s a problem with my Social Security number or account?

If there is a problem, we will mail you a letter. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us. The latest scam trick of using robocalls or live callers has increased.

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The next several weeks will provide Memphis and Shelby County property owners with a much better picture of how the 2021 Reappraisal program will affect their individual values.

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 I’m retiring early, at age 62, and I receive investment income from a rental property I own. Does investment income count as earnings?

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Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income then filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes.

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Whatever it’s called –planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving -- it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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For retirees, that seasonal urge can fit neatly into their overall retirement plan – if they’re intentional about how they go about it.

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In this season of giving, Secretary of State Tre Hargett cautions Tennesseans to be wary of scams when making charitable donations.

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Medicare health and drug plan costs and covered benefits can change from year to year, so those who have Medicare should review their coverage and decide on the options that best fit their health needs...

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Depending upon your circumstances, refinancing your mortgage may be a great option for you. However, there are some things to consider before moving forward.

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Q: My spouse doesn’t have enough work credits to qualify for Social Security retirement benefits. Can they qualify on my record?

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The small business economy in the United States is extraordinarily competitive these days. Even if the coronavirus pandemic has brought about a setback in small business activity, the fact remains that the country is full of innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.

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During the 2021 Medicare annual enrollment period, October 15-December 7, U.S. seniors will be asked to choose from over 3,000 Medicare Advantage plans, with the number of plans available ranging from none in certain rural counties to as many as 31 in the most populous areas of the country. …

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The assessed value of property for tax purposes increased less than one-half of one percent this year in Shelby County as a decline was recorded in Memphis.

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My child, who gets Social Security, will be attending his last year of high school in the fall. He turns 19 in a few months. Do I need to fill out a form for his benefits to continue?

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Scam phone calls, emails and texts seem to be an everyday occurrence. But being fooled by scammers once taught a Memphis woman to be extra cautious when another scammer contacted her a year later.

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Social distancing, sheltering in place... phrases that express the seriousness of our “new normal”. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that fraudsters and scammers will use COVID-19 as a means to get their hands on your money.

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A Memphis woman reported to BBB this week that she had received an offer to be a secret shopper at Walmart. That in and of itself isn’t unusual. Employment scams ranked as the number one riskiest scam in BBB’s 2019 Risk Report and secret shopper job offers are quite common. However, this one…

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The purpose of a special needs trust is to help a person living with a disability live a good quality of life while preserving personal assets. Who determines what a person’s quality of life is? When does someone know that a good quality of life is reached? How can a special needs trust bene…

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By late March, more than 33 percent of the nation’s households had responded to the 2020 Census through the Internet or by telephone as a federal agency seeks to carry out its once a decade task to count the number of people who live in the United States and its territories.

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Whether it is referred to as planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving, it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), Impact Investing, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Investing belong to a growing category of investment choices that use traditional investing practices to responsibly impact society.

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As director of planned giving for the University of Memphis, I am privileged to talk with people not just about their giving, but about why they give and how they want to be remembered.

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“What is your greatest retirement fear?” If you ask any group of retirees and pre-retirees this question, “outliving my money” will likely be one of the top answers. In fact, 51% of investors surveyed for a 2019 AIG retirement study ranked outliving their money as their top anxiety.

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For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The InfraCap MLP ETF (NYSE Arca: AMZA) (the "Fund") has declared a monthly distribution of $0.22 ($2.64 per share on an annualized basis).  The distribution will be paid June 29, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business June 22, 2021.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virtus InfraCap U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (NYSE Arca: PFFA) (the "Fund") has declared a monthly distribution of $0.16 per share ($1.92 per share on an annualized basis).  The distribution will be paid June 29, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business June 22, 2021.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF (NYSE Arca: PFFR) (the "Fund") has declared a monthly distribution of $0.12 per share ($1.44 per share on an annualized basis).  The distribution will be paid June 29, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business June 22, 2021.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Convey Holding Parent, Inc. (NYSE: CNVY) ("Convey Health" or the "Company"), a leading healthcare technology and services company, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 13,333,334 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $14.00 per share. In the offering, the Company sold 11,666,667 shares and a selling stockholder sold 1,666,667 shares. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 shares of common stock from the selling stockholder at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Convey Health's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CNVY."

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PARK RIDGE, N.J., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pallas Capital Advisors, LLC ("Pallas Capital") is pleased to welcome Eric Lalime, CFP®, CIMA® C(k)P®, and Patricia Lucas to the firm's expanding team of experienced wealth advisors and client relationship management professionals. Mr. Lalime, who manages over $300 million and was previously a Senior Vice President and founder of Lalime & Associates at Merrill Lynch, will steer the new Park Ridge, New Jersey, office. 

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COLUMBUS, Ga., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "As longtime advocates for racial justice and strong proponents of maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, Aflac applauds the United States Congress and President Biden for signing into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day observance as a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in our country. To acknowledge the significance of this historic and welcomed news, in 2021, Aflac is granting employees a paid floating holiday where they can take time to reflect with their families and friends upon the true meaning of fairness and freedom for all. Beginning in 2022, June 19 will be included on Aflac's annual calendar of paid holidays for our employees across the country."

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MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Preformed Line Products (Nasdaq: PLPC) on June 18, 2021, declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $.20 per share on the Company's common shares, payable July 20, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 1, 2021.

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SHERIDAN, Wyo., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MMACOIN, LLC is proud to announce MMACOIN™ ($MMA), a deflationary charity-focused cryptocurrency on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), for investors, fighters and fans of the MMA industry worldwide. MMACOIN, LLC believes this cryptocurrency token will dominate the industry with its best-in-class tokenomics, renowned token development team, professional core management team, top-notch sponsorships, creative fighter NFTs and extensive charitable giving. $MMA will be deployed for live trading at 7:00pm EDT on June 19, 2021 on the Pancake Swap decentralized exchange at https://exchange.pancakeswap.finance/#/swap

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CHICAGO, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- @properties has added to its agent-focused technology solutions with the launch of its Digital Listing Presentation (DLP). The newest addition to the company's pl@tform™ technology suite, the cloud-based presentation app is a sleek, sophisticated mobile solution designed to help @properties agents win more listing business.

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CLEVELAND, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced today that it will host an investor meeting in New York City on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Gorman and other members of Key's senior leadership team will discuss the company's strategy, performance, and outlook.

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INDIANAPOLIS, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CarrierHQ, a rapidly growing insurtech company, today announced the launch of its award-winning action-based insurance program in Florida. Carriers with 1-20 trucks will now benefit from this revolutionary new program as these fleets represent the largest segment of the motor carrier market and are an incredibly important part of both Florida's and our country's economies. With the addition of Florida, CarrierHQ is now available in 38 states.

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ALAMEDA, Calif., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) is pleased to announce that our affordable housing development, Everett Commons, has received a 2021 Golden Nugget Grand Award.   Everett Commons received the award in the "Best Affordable Housing Community" category with under 30 DU/acre.  Everett Commons provides 20 affordable homes for low-income families and formerly homeless veterans on the former site of Island High School. The Everett Commons design received Green Point Rated and Bay Friendly certifications.

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HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Centric Financial Corporation, ("Centric") (OTC Pink:CFCX), a parent company of the wholly-owned subsidiary Centric Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica E. Meyers to its Board of Directors effective June 17, 2021. Meyers is the founder and CEO of JEM Group, a commercial construction company headquartered in Camp Hill, PA.

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BATON ROUGE, La., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Envoc, the technology company that first allowed you to carry a legal, digital driver's license with LA Wallet, has announced that Louisiana residents can now use the app to optionally add a digital SMART Health Card. This will give users immediate, trustworthy access to their COVID-19 vaccine status sourced from the Louisiana Department of Health.

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Banking firms like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs announced they want their employees to return to the office as more people are getting vaccinated against Covid-19. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

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OMAHA, Neb., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Infofree, a leading provider of high-quality sales and business leads in the United States, today announced, for a limited time, an exclusive offer of 100 free business leads for wealth management professionals and stockbrokers during the months of July and August. This initiative comes as a result of strong company growth over the past year, with the aim to help wealth and other financial management professionals rebuild and expand their client base after the devastating financial impact of COVID-19.

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LOS ANGELES and SEOUL, South Korea, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- POINTek, Inc., a global leader and provider of high performance athermal AWGs, announced launching of new Dual Mode Athermal AWG Multi/Demultiplexer Modules capable of supporting DWDM athermal AWG Multiplexer/Demultiplexer function for 5G fronthaul application and GPON/XGPON for FTTH application. 

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MIAMI and TORONTO, June 18, 2021 /CNW/ - XTM, Inc. ("XTM" or the "Company") (QB: XTMIF) (CSE: PAID) (FSE: 7XT) a Miami and Toronto-based Fintech company in the neo-banking space, providing mobile banking and payment solutions around the world, is pleased to announce that Denny's Canada  has chosen XTM's Today™ Mobile app and prepaid card for gratuity payout.  Denny's Canada operates 59  restaurants across the country.

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MIAMI and TORONTO, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - XTM, Inc. ("XTM" or the "Company") (QB: XTMIF) (CSE: PAID) (FSE: 7XT) a Miami and Toronto-based Fintech company in the neo-banking space, providing mobile banking and payment solutions around the world, is pleased to announce that Denny's Canada  has chosen XTM's Today™ Mobile app and prepaid card for gratuity payout.  Denny's Canada operates 59  restaurants across the country.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Poly (NYSE: POLY), a global outfitter of professional-grade audio and video technology, today announced that on June 15, 2021 the Company entered into an interest rate hedge transaction designed to reduce the risk of rising interest rates and fix the rate on the majority of the Company's existing floating-rate term loan at 2.9% effective July 30, 2021.

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TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DSH Hotel Advisors, a national hotel brokerage and advisory firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida – specialized solely in hotels – announced that Dennis Hopper, CCIM, Managing Principal of the firm closed on the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham – Brooksville, Florida on June 11th, 2021 for an undisclosed price. Mr. Hopper represented the seller, L&H LLC, and the buyer, Aarush Hospitality LLC.

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NEW YORK, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- National Kidney Foundation (NKF) celebrates Father's Day by sharing stories of love, sacrifice and the best gift a child could ever give their parent – the gift of life! Currently, there are nearly 100,000 American's waiting for a kidney transplant. The average wait time for a kidney transplant can be upwards of three to seven years and could vary depending on the health, compatibility as well as availability of organs.

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COLUMBUS, Ga., June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance products in the United States, is recognized as a 2021 Civic 50 honoree by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. For the fourth consecutive year, the insurer was named to the coveted list as one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in America for its leadership and community focus through a year marked by social change and a pandemic-exacerbated environment. Points of Light announced the 2021 list during a digital celebration earlier this week.