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Section 951A GILTI Tax Avoidance: Ten Tricks

For some small businesses and individuals, the new Section 951A GILTI tax creates a huge planning challenge and compliance burden. And what’s worse? Many of these folks don’t even know yet that they have to deal with a new tax. No kidding, this could get ugly. Fast. Section 951A GILTI Tax in a Nutshell The […]

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How Not To Get Stuck In A Work From Home Job You Hate

All too often, I receive emails very plainly asking: “How can I work from home?”  It’s a fair question, yes. But, my first response to these vague emailers is: “What kind of work are you looking for?”  And, 9 times out of 10, I get the same one-word response: “Anything.”  Hmm.  That’s when I strongly […]

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Real Estate Broker Section 199A Deduction

If you’re a real estate agent or broker, you may wonder whether the new Section 199A deduction works for you. And the short answer: Probably you get the deduction. But the real estate broker Section 199A deduction is complicated. And not every agent or broker in the end saves tax. Furthermore, some especially successful agents […]

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Is Remote Work A Good Fit For You? Here’s How To Tell.

Ready to work from home? Good decision. Once you break out of the confines of your cubicle, you’ll enjoy time and money saved when you don’t have to commute every day. Plus, there’s the happiness factor that comes with remote work. I don’t know about you, but I know I could always use an extra […]

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The Millionaire Next Door Business Plan

Last week, after reading the newest book in the “Millionaire Next Door” series, I critiqued the critics. More specifically, I pointed out how the charge that Stanley’s work reflects survivorship bias doesn’t really hold up. Longitudinal surveys support Stanley’s conclusions. Note: That earlier blog post appears here: Defending “Millionaire Next Door” Theory: What Stanley’s Critics Got […]

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7 Easily Learned Skills You Can Use To Work From Home

You want to learn to work from home. And for good reason. The second you stop the daily commute, you save a ton of money, time, and gain that oh-so important happiness factor that comes with remote work.  But, how do you go from wanting to work from home to actually working remotely? The good […]

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Defending “Millionaire Next Door” Theory: What Stanley’s Critics Got Wrong

I recently read The Next Millionaire Next Door, the latest book in the “Millionaire Next Door” series started by Thomas Stanley and William Danko more than two decades ago. Note: Stanley died in 2015, killed by a drunk driver. His daughter, Sarah Stanley Fallow wrote the newest “Millionaire Next Door” book, in part by adapting […]

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Section 962 Election: An Answer to GILTI?

As you probably know if you’re reading this blog post, many investors and entrepreneurs with an international footprint face a painful new tax, the Section 951A GILTI tax. The Section 951A GILTI tax hits imputed income from controlled foreign corporations. And at a high level, GILTI works simply. How the Section 951A GILTI Tax Works […]

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Do You Owe the Section 965 Transition Tax?

For either 2017 or 2018, many U.S. taxpayers with an interest in a foreign corporation owe(d) the § 965 transition tax. However, the new rule arrived so quickly before tax season that many taxpayers may have missed it. In addition, certain aspects of the tax don’t quite line up with Congress’ stated intention for enacting […]

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How A Bad Resume Could Be Messing With Your Interview Chances

If you’re job searching online, and you probably are, you’ve had to upload your resume to job ad after job ad after job ad. Not exactly my idea of fun, but a necessary evil nonetheless. But just because you upload your resume to a job you want doesn’t mean you’ll actually hear anything. You see, […]

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