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Reduce Taxes, Bunch Deductions

Want to save a bunch under the new federal income tax laws? Try bunching your deductions. The new tax law doubles the standard deduction and eliminates most miscellaneous deductions. It takes a lot more of the limited allowable deductions left to reach the threshold for itemizing deductions instead of using Read More

Why Some Millennials are Skipping Starter Homes

One of the most prevalent discussions in today’s housing market is the shortage of available homes for sale.  Construction activity has yet to surpass its pre-Recession peak and in many metros, home buyers are vying over the same few available properties for sale.  Starter homes especially are feeling the inventory Read More

“Providing Transformationial Personal Finance Insights” Since 1991

Rarely does a day go by without someone asking for my thoughts about the direction of the stock market. How long do I think the bull market will continue? When will a bear market start? Is now a good time to sell? Logically enough, people seem to think that financial Read More

First Steps on Path to Financial Security

My hunch is that most people would agree they “should” invest for the future. My second hunch is that many of them don’t know how to start and are afraid of making serious mistakes. One of our resident planners, Sterling Gray, summed up that fear eloquently in a post on the Read More