Month: January 2017

Are you launching a new business venture?

If so, you’ve probably spent money getting ready to open your doors. Normally, you’re required to amortize these “startup” costs over a period of 180 months, starting with the month your business begins. That time period means you’ll typically write…

Harvest gains or losses at year-end

From a tax planning perspective, the end of the year is the “season of the harvest” for capital gains. Harvesting means you analyze your portfolio, determine your tax situation, and select investment sales to generate capital gains or losses, as…

Do you know your partner’s money story?

Where finances are concerned, young newlyweds may enter into matrimony blind. With little training in money matters, either in school or at home, unresolved financial stresses may strain new marriages to the breaking point. In fact, several studies have shown…