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Worried about being determined your business is a hobby?

Among all the social media posts and email you get each day, not only do you get updates from family and friends requesting you participate in their children’s fundraisers, you probably also see promotions for your friend’s side businesses.  In … Continue reading

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Equine Emergency Fund: Should you have one? How much is enough

As with any curious and intelligent creature, our horses have a tendency to find ways to injure themselves, come down with colic or infections, or simply need a new blanket during the middle of winter! Common sense tells us an … Continue reading

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Tax Breaks for Small Farms and Agribusiness in Sacramento Valley

Most large farm owners in the Sacramento Valley know about agriculture-related tax breaks such as the California partial sales and use tax exemption for farm equipment, machinery, and diesel fuel used in producing and harvesting agricultural products. Smaller farmers in … Continue reading

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Estate Tax Secrets: The Gift Tax Exclusion

Think estate tax planning doesn’t apply to you? You could be right. Especially if you’re one of the 99.85 percent of people whose estates are worth less than $5.43 million ($5.34 million in 2014), according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Looms: Take Action Now

Deal or no deal on the Fiscal Cliff, there is still a lot you can do to reduce taxes and fund your retirement dreams. Here are the best moves to reduce estate taxes, fund retirement and create a health savings … Continue reading

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  Fiscal cliff?  What does that mean to you?  No matter what happens taxes will be going up.  So more of your net income will go to taxes.  What can you do?  Analyze your expenses.  I suspect there is not … Continue reading

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Disability insurance: When are benefits taxable?

Have you wondered what would happen if you were unable to work for an extended period of time?  Could disability insurance as part of your financial plan? If so, the next decision is how to pay the premiums. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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