Month: November 2014

End-of-year tax tips

2014 End-of-the-Year Tax Benefits Part 2

In Part 1 we covered tax benefits to take advantage of before the end of the year. Click here for more tax information and to get the updated contribution limits for your retirement accounts for 2015. Here is part 2 of end-of-the-year tax benefits you don’t want to miss! Understand the Home Office Deduction. If you use […]
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Tax-Loss Harvesting

Tax Loss Harvesting

You have to pay taxes on investment gains once they become realized, or you actually receive the disbursed gain from the investment. On the flip side, if you sell an investment for a loss, you can deduct the loss up to $3,000 from your taxable income. If your loss is more than $3,000, you can rollover the […]
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Valuable End-of-the-Year Tax Tips Part 1

Last year, more than 50 popular tax provisions expired and, unfortunately, we don’t know if they will be extended for this year. With the end of the year quickly approaching, it is important to take advantage of current tax benefits, invest for retirement in a tax-efficient manner and share your wealth with loved ones! Click […]
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Choosing SMART Stocks

SMART Stocks

With thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be difficult to select the right one for the average investor. First and foremost you want to make sure that it fits your financial plan, risk tolerance, goals, time horizon, and other personal needs. However, regardless of your investing framework, click on the link below to help […]
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Why you need a financial plan

Why You Need a Financial Plan Part 3

In this series so far we covered how a financial plan can help you optimize your Social Security benefits. Click here to read part 1 and part 2. With advances in technology, you can easily analyze and compare different strategies and the results that follow. The purpose of a financial plan is to discover and establish […]
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IRAs For Retirement and Inheritance

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a great way to save for retirement. An IRA also can be a great inheritance for your heirs – if done properly. One wrong move and you may owe a huge amount in taxes. The biggest benefit of an IRA is the tax benefits. All of the interest, dividends […]
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