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Can You Pay 0% Capital Gains Tax?

Most of us have heard through the major media outlets how tax law changes will adversely affect our overall income taxes here in 2013. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that when your expenses consistently exceed your revenue, cost cutting alone won’t improve your bottom line. This means that raising various types of taxes will definitely be one strategy to increase revenue in order to pay off the massive U.S. debt. The American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) of 2012 was passed by Congress on January 1st, 2013 and was only a partial resolution to the fiscal cliff; just wait until fiscal cliff part II which will look more like ‘Hangover Part II’, Mike Tyson tattoo and all. While the ATRA did impose more taxes on the upper end of the scale and raised capital gains taxes on the very upper end of the income brackets, there is a unique opportunity for many Americans to look at their overall portfolio and potentially pay 0% in capital gains tax here…

Is Your Retirement Plan Full Of Swiss Cheese

Last year, I did a piece on retirement planning assumptions.    As I continue to see more and more plans done by other financial advisory firms, I become more concerned about consumers.    Most projections that are …

I Need A Budget! Where Do I Start?

Whether you are 22 years old or 52 years old, you are truly the CEO of your family finances.   There are those of us that love to track, manage, and watch our monthly numbers, and …

Your Taxes Will Go Up If Earn Less Than $250,000

I watched the second half of the State of the Union last week.   Needless to say that after listening to the program and then all of the commentary after, it confirmed in my head how …

Is it Worth Having a Gym Membership?

Lately, I’ve been thinking of canceling my gym membership. What I’ve found is that most people do not use their gym membership to its full capacity, especially for as much as we all pay for it. My membership is a dollar a day, which is approximately $35 dollars a month including taxes. How often do you go to the gym in a month? Is it worth $35 a month? I haven’t been to the gym for about two months and I usually go once every other month and I know for a fact that I have not use it like I should. If you do use your gym membership—that is awesome, you are definitely getting your money’s worth!

Use Your Georgia Taxes to Contribute To Private School Scholarships

Under a 2008 law, Georgia taxpayers can contribute to a qualified student scholarship organization and receive a tax credit against their Georgia income taxes. The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program represents the latest in a series of activities undertaken by its founder and members of its board of directors to provide Georgia families with greater opportunities […]

Real Estate For Sale – Atlanta, Georgia

How do you find real estate for sale in Atlanta? Due to the internet it is really quite easy now. Over the last 10 years the internet has allowed home buyers all over the world to see what is for sale and an intensive overview of what the house has to offer. Pictures, taxes, comparables, […]

How To Make Money On Your Home

Making money on your home is key to many of you. My clients report that they simply would not consider owning a home that they did not make some profit on. The thought of taking a check to closing is repulsive. Here is what I want you to know about making money on your home. […]