I Wish I Had Known About This For My Own Mom (May 2018)

I adored my mom. She was blind in one eye–was the soprano soloist in our church and community choir–a terrific mom and cheerleader–and died of a horrible disease I had …
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Get Back Into The Water! (April 2018)

Last year, U.S. stocks marched steadily higher with only minor pullbacks along the way.  When the year ended, the largest “peak to trough” decline (from the highest level to the …
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Do You Have The $400? (March 2018)

According to a May 25, 2016 Washington Post article, 46% of Americans said they did not have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency expense.  Instead, they would have to …
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The Devil is in the Details … Do you Qualify or Not? (February 2018)

Much has been made of the new 20% tax deduction for S corporations and LLCs in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The 21% tax rate given to …
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When Can Borrowing Save You Taxes? (January 2018)

A client we’ll call “Joe,” owns several family-style restaurants in Southern California. Joe was recently contacted by a friendly competitor. The competitor was ready to retire and wanted to quickly exit the …
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Man with a Mission

Torn apart by a bloody and bitter civil war, the country of Liberia in West Africa is recovering slowly and painfully. Formed by freed U.S. slaves and just now emerging …
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Let’s play that popular game – “What is Janet Yellen Thinking?”

This time … it wasn’t the energy stocks as much as … wait for it … bank stocks are having their wheels fall off the cart. Huh? More in a …
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Once There Was A King

Once there was a king of a fair and far away land. The people of the kingdom were happy and industrious. The king had established his realm through hard work, …
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How Can I Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of My Business? – Fore! It’s Right Down The Fairway

How Can I Eliminate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of My Business? Well, capital gains taxes are … wait for it … voluntary. Federal estate taxes are … voluntary …
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