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October 2018 Monthly Recap

Opportunity Zones By Clint Clint Edgington, CFA My most recent research has been on Opportunity Zones, and Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (“QOZ Funds”), and the incredible tax savings potential for those with large realized capital gains. In short, investors will be able to: “Recycle” their original capital gains in a QOZ Fund, which will enable …

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Opportunity Zones

One reason I love my job is that I get to carve out a slice for “Nerd Out” time. This is time spent reading research, crunching numbers on my own, and thinking of tax strategies, amongst other things.  Nerd Out time is not only my way of relaxing and keeping mentally curious, it helps me …

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Tax Reform 2.0

The House passed three tax bills, known as Tax Reform 2.0, at the end of September. The legislation can now advance to the Senate, though the Senate is not expected to vote on the tax-reform legislation until after the mid-term elections. The Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 would make the …

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Time to Submit College Financial Aid Forms

For the 2019-2020 school year, the federal government’s financial aid form, the FAFSA, can be filed as early as October 1, 2018. It relies on current asset information and two-year-old income information from your 2017 tax return, which means you’ll have the income data you need when you sit down to complete the form. This …

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Life Insurance with a Refund

Comparatively speaking, of all the different types of life insurance available, term is usually the least expensive. Generally, term life insurance provides protection for a stated or defined period of time, usually from one year to 30 years. If you die during the coverage term, your beneficiary receives the death benefit from the policy. But …

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