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Interest as a percentage

I was recently reading that interest rates and payments were crippling small companies. Just how much costlier is credit these days? Small firms are paying 9.1% on average, per the National Federation of Independent Business. In 2019, the prime rate, the benchmark...

Interest Rates

As of this writing mortgage rates are over 8% for a 30-year fixed, and over 7% for a 15 year. Auto loans range from over 5% to over 14% based on credit scores. Money market rates from major banks range in the 4.3% range. So, I am thrilled that I was able to lock in a...

Passive income

For those of you who are unaware passive income is unearned income generated from investments, properties or side hustles. It’s a steady flow of cash not earned from active work, such as traditional employment or full-time entrepreneurship. There are a few...

Sale of Principal Residence

This year as well as last we saw several clients who have sold their primary residence. The sale of your principal residence for a gain creates potential tax issues if over the exclusion.  Granted these are hopefully long-term capital gains, taxed at the lower 15% cap...

Transfer Vehicles

Rental properties can be great transfer vehicles when held individually till death. Upon death the property gets a step up in basis to the market value at the time of death, if held in the owners name. Once a property has run through its depreciable life and paid off...

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