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Taking a few simple steps now, from finding professional help to gathering paperwork, can save a lot of headaches come tax-filing season.
With a little hacking, flexibility and willingness to save and invest well, a comfortable retirement is still within our grasp.
People under age 40 are seeking professional guidance on their finances — and they're willing to pay for it.
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With tax cuts under Trump on the horizon, it's time to think about 1031 exchanges as investment and estate-planning tools.
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