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What is the Business Value Gap?

Over the past two weeks, we’ve been talking about what the “wealth gap” is and how it affects business owners who may be looking to sell their business as part of a retirement plan. A big part of calculating the… Read Now >>

Tips to Manage Insurance Premiums

October 2, 2020

  Have you noticed that your Homeowners Insurance premiums have been increasing lately? It’s not your imagination, and with premiums projected to increase even more in the coming years, Matt Rinkey shares some helpful tips and strategies to help make… Read Now >>

Should You Own Bonds In Your Portfolio?

September 26, 2020

Should you own bonds in your portfolio? It’s a question that’ has frequently come up for us over the past few weeks as bonds have had historically low yields. Matt Rinkey explains why it makes sense to own bonds as… Read Now >>

How to Maximize Your QBI Deduction

September 25, 2020

One of the major provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was enacted in 2018 (and runs through 2025) is the qualified business income deduction (QBI deduction). It is a special deduction claimed on the individual tax return… Read Now >>

How to Make Your HELOC Tax Deductible

September 16, 2020

When you have a healthy amount of equity in your home, a home equity line of credit (HELOC) can be a valuable financing tool. You can use that money to pay off higher-interest debts (car loans, credit cards, student loans,… Read Now >>

Investing in Racial Justice with Kathleen Boyd, Owners’ Equity Episode 11

September 10, 2020

Our very own Kathleen Boyd joins Matt Rinkey to discuss the serious topic of Investing in Racial Justice and the role the Financial Services Industry in this episode of Owners’ Equity.   Here’s where you can find more of Illumination… Read Now >>

How Will the 2020 Election Affect the Stock Market?

September 9, 2020
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2020 has been an turbulent year, to say the least, and it’s about to get a whole lot more dramatic with the presidential election less than a couple months away. Even with debates and campaign rallies being limited by COVID-19… Read Now >>

What is an Accredited Investor and What Are the Benefits of Becoming One?

September 3, 2020
Confident businesswoman and accredited investor

An accredited investor is an individual or a business entity who is allowed to invest in ventures that are not registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In a nutshell, an accredited investor is proven to have the means… Read Now >>

Taxes Going Up?

September 2, 2020

  Taxes: The writing is on the wall for income and estate taxes to rise significantly — as soon as 2021. There is a 4 month window of opportunity to strategically plan to reduce and eliminate the wealth destroying burden… Read Now >>

Tactics to Utilize Suspended Passive Losses

August 26, 2020

Last week, we talked about passive losses and some of the basic things that real estate and business investors need to understand about them from a tax deduction perspective. In this article, we are going to focus on some wise… Read Now >>

What Are Passive Losses and What Can You Do About Them?

August 19, 2020
Calculator and ledger for real estate investor

When you invest in rental properties or businesses where you aren’t actively involved, you have to understand the intricacies of passive losses. This is where the the tax laws can benefit you or hurt you, depending on how you handle… Read Now >>