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How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax

Paying tax is an unavoidable reality of life. While tax dollars may fund important social programs, infrastructure, and services throughout society, that knowledge doesn’t always soothe the burn left behind by a big tax bill. Capital gains tax (tax that is due when a capital asset is sold for a profit) is often one of…

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How will the mid-term election results affect financial markets?

Unlike the surprise result in the presidential election two years ago, that fooled pollsters and statisticians both, last week’s mid-term election results were in line with predictions—although a few surprises still unfolded.  The Republicans held their majority position in the Senate, while the Democrats won a majority in the House of Representatives.  However, both were…