Ever since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), many taxpayers have shown concern about losing tax breaks for charitable contributions. However, with the right plan, taxable entities can still benefit from donations. New law increased the standard deduction to $12,000 for individual filers and $24,000 for married households filing jointly. This increase, plus the…

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Exchange-Traded Funds Are a Safer Alternative to Stock Investing As an indexed security, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are still susceptible to market fluctuations. However, they are a portfolio of investments, which provides greater diversification for the investor than owning an individual stock or bond. The funds are diversified by the ETF’s management and it takes the…

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  View this post on Instagram   I was recently featured in Texas Monthly as a FiveStar Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager. No self nominations were accepted and only SEC compliant advisers were considered. This is my fifth year receiving this distinction and it’s truly an honor! #austin #austintx #atx #texas #wealthmanager A post…

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2018 Started off Strong The first half of 2018 went well in terms of market performance and economic growth. In fact, the second longest-running bull market in U.S. stock market history managed to weather a few bumps and bruises to climb even higher. That’s the good news.1 Is Economic Change Coming? The bad news is…

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What is it Like to Be a Senior Entrepreneur? Rob Horken — owner of Rob’s Rod Repair and Custom-Built Fishing Rods — supplements his retirement income by building custom-made fishing rods. An avid, lifelong fisherman in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Rob’s rods are like individual works of art. They have become a popular choice in…

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