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Nine Things a Business Owner Should Know After Tax Reform

Nine Things a Business Owner Should Know After Tax Reform

As a business owner, you should be aware of some recent federal tax legislation changes. Many of the changes can affect the bottom line for the business as well as you as the business owner — some in a good way and some in a bad way.

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Rules on Opening a 529 Plan Account for College

Rules on Opening a 529 Plan Account for College

Year over year, participation in 529 plans continues to rise.1 Anyone can open an account, lifetime contribution limits are typically over $300,000, and there are tax benefits if the funds are used for college. Here are some common questions on opening an account.

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Inversion of the Yield Curve

Inversion of the Yield Curve

Much noise has been made about the U.S. yield curve’s inversion with 3-month Treasury yields trading roughly around the same price as 10-year Treasuries.  Pundits have been quick to declare that a recession is imminent, citing similar situations where the yield curve has inverted before recessions in the last 60 years.  While it is true that the yield curve has inverted before past recessions, it must also be noted that there were moments of inversion that were not followed by a recession over the last 60 years as well.  There is also no accurate way of timing when a recession might occur even after a yield curve inversion.  The chart below highlights this:

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Condor Capital’s Ken Schapiro Named to Barron’s Magazine 2019 Top 1200 Advisor List in the Country for a Third Straight Year; One of Only Four Independent Advisors in New Jersey

Condor Capital’s Ken Schapiro Named to Barron’s Magazine 2019 Top 1200 Advisor List in the Country for a Third Straight Year; One of Only Four Independent Advisors in New Jersey

We are pleased and honored to announce that Ken Schapiro, Founder of Condor Capital, has been selected for the third straight year as a Barron’s magazine Top 1200 Investment Advisor in the country.  He is one of only four independent advisors to make the 2019 list from New Jersey.  

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Five Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

Five Things to Know Before Becoming a Landlord

Increased cash flow, property appreciation, and tax benefits are three major reasons why people want to own rental properties. But being a landlord takes time and money, so before you purchase an investment property or rent out your own home, make sure you understand what’s involved.

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What are some tips for creating a home inventory?

What are some tips for creating a home inventory?

Imagine having to remember and describe every item in your home, especially after you’ve been the victim of a fire, theft, or natural disaster. Rather than relying on your memory, you may want to prepare a home inventory — a detailed record of all your personal property. This record can help substantiate an insurance claim, support a police report when items are stolen, or prove a loss to the IRS. Here are some tips to get started.

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Tax Scams to Watch Out For

Tax Scams to Watch Out For

While tax scams are especially prevalent during tax season, they can take place any time during the year. As a result, it’s in your best interest to always be vigilant so you don’t end up becoming the victim of a fraudulent tax scheme.

Here are some of the more common scams to watch out for.

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Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2019

Key Retirement and Tax Numbers for 2019

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service announces cost-of-living adjustments that affect contribution limits for retirement plans and various tax deduction, exclusion, exemption, and threshold amounts. Here are a few of the key adjustments for 2019.

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