Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars

Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars

“We’re On The Brink Of An AllOut Trade War!” “Market Futures Fall As Investors Anticipate New Tariffs!” “What Will Happen If Trade Tensions Escalate!?” Chances are you’ve seen headlines like these over the past few months. The media can’t stop talking about tariffs...
Do Good … and Give Yourself a (Tax) Break

Do Good … and Give Yourself a (Tax) Break

If you read this post  from Matt Grodin, CPA, you know that recent changes in the federal tax law have resulted in fewer deductions at tax time for many California taxpayers. You can, however, secure an increasingly elusive tax break if you bunch your charitable gifts...
Lower Your Tax Bill With Year-End Planning

Lower Your Tax Bill With Year-End Planning

As the end of the year draws near, the last thing anyone wants to think about is taxes. But if you are looking for ways to minimize your tax bill, there’s no better time for tax planning than before year-end. That’s because there are a number of tax-smart...