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  Proper tax planning is a year-round proposition. You cannot afford to wait until April to start planning your taxes and assessing your tax liability.  Knowing which factors can raise your taxes is one of the best ways to keep more money in your pocket. These five factors can unexpectedly raise ...
07/18/2021
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 Back in 1997, Delaware Senator Bill Roth sponsored a new kind of retirement savings account with a back-end benefit. In contrast to traditional IRAs, which let you deduct your contributions and defer tax until you pull money out, the Roth IRA lets you contribute after-tax dollars in exchange for...
07/18/2021
Writing a funny tax column every week, and keeping it as consistently brilliant as we do, is actually harder than it looks. (Less glamorous, too.) Sometimes there just isn't an obviously fun story to cover. What do we write about in a week with no criminals cheating, celebrities misbehaving, or ...
07/06/2021
        Whether you gamble all the time or only once in a blue moon, you are filled with hope and excitement every time you walk through those casino doors. If you have been gambling for even a little while, you already know that Lady Luck can be a fickle partner. Sometimes the gods of the casin...
06/09/2021
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 This is a story about a boy, a dream, a voice, and a legend. It has no beginning or end but opens under the boundless California sky on a June afternoon in 2009. There's an ambulance speeding down the mansion-lined streets of LA's "Platinum Triangle." In the ambulance, about to be pronounced dea...
05/10/2021
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 Americans love holidays — so much that if we see a blank spot on the calendar, someone is ready to fill it. Usually, it's someone with something to sell: would it shock you to learn that something called the National Retail Federation was behind Cyber Monday? (No, Virginia, there is no Cyber San...
04/27/2021
          A lot of our clients that come to us with back tax problems are self-employed. For one reason or another, they fall behind on their taxes. With COVID-19, small businesses have been hit the hardest, and despite the government stimulus bills, there are still millions of businesses teeter...
04/19/2021
In 2017, country singer Luke Bryan scored a #1 hit with "Most People Are Good." Certainly, most people consider themselves good. Of course, "illusory superiority bias" (also known as the "better than average" effect) means most of us to think we're better than we really are at most everything. On...
03/29/2021
    The rise of freelancing, self-employed, and gig work is one of the biggest labor stories of the last 20 years. More and more workers have been looking beyond the normal nine to five and making their own way in the world, creating an income they can rely on, one that is directly tied to their...
03/26/2021
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 Time to play a word association game: what jumps into your mind when you hear the word "Canada"? If you're like most Americans, it's ice hockey or curling. Maybe it's poutine, that irresistibly savory shotgun marriage of french fries smothered in cheese curds, and gravy that gives Canadians a he...
03/22/2021
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