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The Best Ways to Build Wealth

What are the best strategies to build wealth and a comfortable lifestyle for you and your loved ones? The answer isn't sexy or complicated. The best way to build wealth and create financial security […]

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New IRS Contribution Limits for 2018

by Darrow on October 19, 2017 in tax planning, Financial Planning

The IRS has released the 2018 contribution limits. There are numerous cost of living adjustments to make note of. 

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Choosing Between a SEP IRA and an Individual 401(k)

Updated for 2018. Self-employed business owners have several retirement plans to choose from, and for small companies, the SEP IRA and Individual 401(k) are the most common. Determining which plan is […]

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Planning for the Tax Impact of Required Minimum Distributions

by Darrow on December 14, 2016 in tax planning, Retirement Planning

Most working Americans save for retirement using an employer-sponsored retirement plan like a 401(k). Their pre-tax contributions reduce their taxable income in the current year while their […]

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IRS Sets New Limits for 2017

by Darrow on November 03, 2016 in tax planning, Retirement Planning

The IRS has released the 2017 contribution limits and other guidelines in preparation for the New Year. Although many of the most common thresholds are unchanged, there are some to make note of.

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Is an Inheritance Taxable?

by Darrow on August 03, 2016 in tax planning, Inheritance

If you are about to receive an inheritance, you likely have some unanswered questions about the process and how an inheritance is taxed. This quick reference guide can help you get started in […]

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Tax Planning Strategies for Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)

Develop a tax planning strategy before exercising your ISOs. Commonly referred to as equity-based compensation, the term “stock options” can mean an individual is given equity – or given the option […]

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Explaining the Marriage Tax Penalty

Although married couples are given certain tax and estate planning benefits not available to unmarried individuals, it isn’t all good news. Many high-earning couples find that their marginal tax rate […]

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Is Airbnb Rental Income Tax-free?

by Darrow on February 17, 2016 in tax planning, Tax & Estate Planning, Real estate

Some Airbnb income may be exempt from federal tax, but that may not apply to state and local taxes. Although tempting, hosts looking to subsidize a vacation by renting a home while traveling need to […]

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5 Year-End Tax Planning Tips

With so much to do in the last four weeks of the year, it can be difficult to find time to do a little year-end tax planning. As you prioritize your to-do list, keep in mind that nearly all of the […]

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