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The New Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

The new law first imposes a lower dollar limit on mortgages qualifying for the home mortgage interest deduction. Beginning in 2018, taxpayers may only deduct interest on $750,000 of new qualified residence loans ($375,000 for a married taxpayer filing separately), and the limits apply to the combined amount of all mortgage loans. Moreover, the extra $100,000 of home equity interest is gone entirely. 

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5 steps to get out of debt and stey out of it

5 Steps to Get Out of Debt and STAY Out of Debt

Go into debt. That’s right…but “Good debt”. I want you to use good debt to buy rental real estate, start or expand your business, and build additional cash flow. You may even enter into debt for a modest home if you are renting. Many consider a modest auto loan or home loan profitable debt, IF it helps you make money by driving to a job and NOT paying rent to someone else.

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is redeeming airlines miles taxable?

Is Redeeming Airline Miles Taxable?

Before you start clearing your calendar, think about this – redeeming those points or claiming your rewards may be a taxable event. Maybe it’s time to redeem those credit card points or miles you’ve been saving up and jump on a plane headed someplace warm. How about Miami, or maybe Maui?

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whas is a cope for asset protection?

What is a COPE for Asset Protection?

A Charging Order Protection Entity (COPE) is a unique type of entity that can provide additional protection for the assets it holds from the owner’s personal liabilities. It is far more advanced and complex than the average LLC.

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maintaining your s-corporation

Maintaining Your S-Corporation

I wish that it was as easy as just filing a form with the State and you have magical tax savings and bullet-proof asset protection, but that’s simply not the case. Here are 7 must do steps to protect your S-Corp.

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why buy your parent's home and rent it back to them

Why Buy Your Parent’s Home and Rent it Back to Them

There are several ways to handle a parent’s home depending on their particular health or financial situation. At a bare minimum, your parents should have a Revocable Living Trust to ensure the orderly and effectively transfer of the home to the family and avoid probate in states where the expense is significant.

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ways to succeed at tackling student debt

Ways to Succeed at Tackling Student Debt

Student loans cause a great deal of stress in the lives of many Americans. From keeping track of payment deadlines or living in constant fear of not being able to make their next payment, the whole process can be overwhelming. The bottom line is even if you are making payments and chipping away at your

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when to use a benefit corporation

When to Use a Benefit Corporation

A Benefit Corporation will need to exemplify various practices and policies that show you are more concerned about benefiting the public through social or environmental causes than simply making profit.

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