Articles under “taxes”

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What You Need to Know

President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law on December 22, 2017 with most provisions becoming effective January 1, 2018. Ultimately, how the TCJA impacts each individual depends on which state you live in, your household income, how you earn your income, your family size, whether you own a home and

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Playing the Real Estate Game (part 2)

In last week’s post we provided the logic for why you should not try to invest in individual real estate properties (beyond your home) or try to pick which real estate market is likely to outperform the real estate market. This week we’ll explain how real estate as an asset class compares to alternative investments, specifically stocks. 

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Don’t Procrastinate on Filing Your Taxes

In the words of George Washington, “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” In other words, taxes are a pain. We know it, you know it, but whether you like it or not, tax day (Tuesday April 18th) is less than a month away, so it’s time to

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Navigating Taxes for the Self-Employed

If you’re one of the many people who work as an independent contractor or self-employed individual, you’ve probably wondered if you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your tax returns.  Are there tax benefits you’re missing out on?  Should you form a business entity?  These are common questions and the answers will vary

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