New Retirees May Be In The “Sweet Spot” For This Other Tax-Harvesting Strategy

2017-12-17 19_40_09-Free stock photo of beverage, breakfast, close-upAt this time of year much is written about the benefits of tax-loss harvesting. Finding losers to sell, however, may be a particularly difficult undertaking this year given the market’s performance. Instead of tax-loss harvesting, today’s article looks at “another tax-harvesting strategy [that] looks to be better suited to this year’s buoyant market conditions: tax-gain harvesting.” Why would investors want to pre-emptively realize a gain, what “small subset of the investing public” would benefit from this strategy – and why might new retirees be in its “sweet spot”? CLICK HERE.

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Last-Minute Money Saving Moves For 2016

2016-12-27 07_27_37-Morguefile free photographs for commercial useWhile ’tis the season for spending, the author of today’s article notes that “this is also the time of year when a few simple moves could also save…some coin”, and he proceeds to outline three such moves to consider before January 1st. Move #1? Think about tax-loss harvesting (including how you can take advantage of the IRS’ “wash rule” to get a tax break for losing positions in your portfolio that you still want to hold onto). To read more about tax-loss harvesting – as well as for the other two last-minute money saving moves the author identifies – CLICK HERE.

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