Entries by David Wilcox

Cut Recurring Costs to Improve Cash Flow

Healthy cash flow is crucial to the survival of any business. Without enough cash on hand to pay your bills when due, your business may fail. According to statistics from the Small Business Association, half of all new businesses fail within the first five years, and only one-third last ten years. But cash flow isn’t […]

Donate Stock to Charity and Save Big on Tax

Are you thinking of making a large year-end gift to a favorite charity? Do you own stocks that have increased in value? If you answer yes to both of these, then consider donating the stock instead of writing a check. Donating stock versus giving cash to a charity can save you a bundle on taxes. […]

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6 Tips for Successful Like-Kind Exchanges

Are you considering a like-kind or 1031 exchange? With a like-kind exchange, you sell something you own now and replace it with similar property. If you structure the transactions correctly, you can defer any capital gains as long as you keep exchanging properties. Here are some things to keep in mind to get the best […]

Bunch Your Deductions and Get a Bigger Bang for Your Buck

Certain expenses can only be deducted as itemized deductions on your personal tax return if they exceed a threshold percentage of your AGI. For medical expenses, this is 10% if you’re under 65, 7.5% if you’re over 65. If you’ve got some expensive but non-urgent medical procedures planned, consider bumping them into next year if […]