The 4 Essential Elements:

Tax Planning

Taxes are life’s single biggest expense. Yet, like most expenses, paying taxes is a choice that you make. This is the principle of “The Net” which states, “It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that matters.” It’s not that you get to choose if you should or should not pay taxes.  It is, however, a matter of making Better, Smarter, Safer tax-efficient financial decisions.

Educational Articles

The material in this section is designed to help you both grow and maintain your Tax Plan so you can Live more independent!

Key Financial Data 2020

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope the last several weeks have been merry and festive, leaving you recharged to move full steam ahead into the new decade!   Today, I have prepared a very handy reference card to help with your finances for the rest of the...

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9 Reasons You Should Consult With Your CPA Before Year-End

The Smart Tax Planning Newsletter 9 Reasons You Should Consult With Your CPA Before Year-End While the national focus has been on uncertainty around the new tax law, there are many individual tax-planning opportunities you should consider before year-end to ensure you...

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Tax Reform Guide – The Tax, Jobs & Cuts Act (TJCA) 2019

The 2018 Tax Reform bill, referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), is the most comprehensive tax reform bill to pass Congress in decades.  While understanding everything that changed with this bill is completely unnecessary, understanding what changes will...

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Tax-Efficient Retirement Workshop (The Benefits of Partial Roth Conversions)

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The Cash-Balance Retirement Plan, A Tax Buster and A Retirement Booster

The Cash Balance Plan is a retirement plan designed to primarily benefit older and/or highly compensated business owners and highly valued employees.  Unlike a traditional 401k or IRA plans that limit one's tax-deferred contributions to relatively small amounts, the...

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Is Your Trust Paying Taxes At A Very High Rate? Want To Fix That Problem?

In a recent study, we found that nearly 75% of tax & financial advisors use trusts for “Legacy Planning” initiatives.  While trusts are an important tool for transferring wealth to future generations, tax rates for trust income are very high.  As of the date of...

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