Why You Should Love Your Stinkers

Why You Should Love Your Stinkers We have had quite a few emails and calls about the 9 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes attachment in the November newsletter. Most of the questions were about the “wash sale” rule typically used in selling stocks so let’s spend some more time...

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How to Title Property Correctly

Married Couples and Property Mary was a surviving spouse. She and her first spouse, Ryan owned a lovely home and placed it into joint tenancy with right of survivorship. After Ryan passed away, Mary met Logan and they were married. Because she had the house in joint...

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Tax Free Sale of Property

Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town. They thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell for a higher price. Over the years, development from town has moved toward the property and their land is now next to a...

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