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5 Easy Ways to Save Taxes with the SECURE Act

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President Trump recently signed legislation called “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” (SECURE Act).  This legislation has 29 provisions in it and will affect many investors saving for retirement. One of the biggest changes is the removal of the


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4 Easy Ways to Save Income Taxes

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“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin   Sorry, we can’t help with the death part.  But here are 4 Easy Ways to Save Income Taxes:   1. Maximize your 401(k) plan contributions


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5 Reasons Taxpayers over Age 70 1/2 Should Make a Charitable Donation From Their IRA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) almost doubled the Standard Deduction. Beginning in 2018, Single filers can claim $12,000, Head of Household $18,000 and Married Filing Jointly $24,000. Additionally, the maximum amount that can be deducted for state and


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3 Reasons I Encouraged My Son to Open a Roth IRA

I recently suggested to my son that he open a Roth IRA.  Here are the 3 reasons why.    1) He’s Young The Roth IRA offers a huge advantage over a regular IRA. This is particularly so for younger people. 


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How to Explain a Roth IRA to Your 25 Year Old

  Roth IRA Eligibility To be eligible for a Roth IRA you need to have earned income.  This is typically from wages earned as an employee.  Earnings from self-employment also qualify. The annual contribution is the lesser of your earned


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