How to Calculate Your Cost Basis and Save Money…Guaranteed

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When you sell a capital asset you need to know when you purchased it and what the cost basis is.  These will be used to determine what your capital gain (or loss) is.  Capital assets are items such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

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How to Use a Roth IRA to Purchase Your First House

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It can be difficult for younger people to save up to purchase their first house.  Paying rent, making a car payment and perhaps paying off a student loan can drain your cash flow. While a Roth IRA is designed to be used for retirement one possible use would be to use a Roth IRA for the down payment on your first … Continue reading »

3 Easy Steps to Rent Your Real Estate to Your Business

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Many business owners will eventually buy a building and then rent it to their business. This can be an appropriate strategy for many.  If you are planning on being in business for an extended period of time why not own the real estate? If you do own rental real estate you’ll need to know how to Continue reading »

Why I Asked My Daughter to Give Me a Power of Attorney

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Recently my daughter turned 18.  In Connecticut this is considered the age of majority.  In other words, she can make her own decisions.  Well, that’s what the law says.  However, she’s still living under my roof, so, well, she’s got to deal with me.  It’s probably more accurate to say however, that I have to deal with her.

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Tom’s Interview on the Stan Simpson Show at Fox 61 News

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Hello everyone,

 

Please click on the link below to see Tom’s interview on Fox61 regarding Mid-Year Tax Planning on the Stan Simpson Show.

 

http://foxct.com/2013/07/13/stan-simpson-mid-year-tax-planning/

 

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Regards,

Lauren

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