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    Obamacare 3.8% Surtax and how to avoid it.

    3.8% Obamacare Surtax and how to avoid it. A surprise Birthday Party may be fun, and surprise tax bill is not.  Many people in Los Angeles are getting hit with a with the Obamacare surtax, with a little tax planning …

    Tax Saving Tips CBS News Video

      Tax Saving Tips CBS News Video with Craig Herrera and David Rae Los Angeles Fiduciary Financial Planner David Rae sits down with Craig Herrera on the CBS Morning News.  They discussed tax saving tips that can save you a …

    10 Surefire Ways to Never Become a Millionaire

    The Future of Financial Self-Sabotage  10 Surefire Ways to Never Become a Millionaire   When Austin Power’s Dr. Evil set out to extort the world for a million dollars we all cracked up. How quaint, we giggled, when everyone knows …

    What you need to know about Every type of Retirement Account NOW

    “What you need to know about Every type of Retirement Account NOW” What is the best retirement account for your retirement plan, well it depends.  I’m going to cover the basics of each type of account to help clear the …

    ABC 7 LA Tax Day Tips with Ellen Leyva & Elex Michaelson VIDEO

      Tax Day Tips, and  other overlooked Tax Deductions you might be missing. Financial Planner LA David Rae appear on the ABC Eyewitness News here in LA with anchors Elex Michaelson and Ellen Leyva discussing last minute tax day day …

    How Love and Marriage will change LGBT Retirement.

    Love, Marriage and LGBT Retirement.  Marriage Equality isn’t just about a fabulous wedding.  Financial tools are now available to help make LGBT retirement planning a bit easier for all couples in LOVE. LGBT Retirement will be changed by both love …

    Tackle Tax Season Tips Video KTLA News

      Tackle Tax Season Tips Video KTLA News David Rae appeared in March on KTLA News Los Angeles with Lu Parker and Glen Walker.  Topic of this appearance “Tips to Tackle Tax Season”.   A few of the tax season …

    6 Simple Ways to Help Reduce Your Tax Fraud Risk

    Tax time sees too many citizens left vulnerable to identity theft. Don’t be one of them.  Follow these 6 steps to help reduce your risk of being a victim of tax Fraud. Keep reading for 6 Simple Ways to Help Reduce …

    Do you know which is best, Tax Deduction or Tax Credit?

    The Tax Credit vs. Tax Deduction Quiz Tax season is upon us and while you don’t have to master zillions of pages of the US tax code, it does pay to know a few of the basics. Test your knowledge …

    How to Maximize your Tax Refund – Or just Blow It?

    Maximize your Tax Refund  – Or should you just Blow It? Are you looking to put your tax refund to good use? Here are a few tips to maximize your tax refund, rather than just blowing it.   David Rae …

    How to slash your tax bill with a Solo 401(K)

    Saving Solo: 401(k) Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed.  Often called a Solo 401(K) or Individual 401(K) this plan can help you slash your tax bill, and stay on track for your retirement goals. What solopreneurs, freelancers and small business owners need …

    Social Security Changes to Benefits and Taxes for 2017

    Social Security Changes to Benefits and Taxes for 2017, what you need to know now. Whether you are already collecting Social Security benefits, still paying into the Social Security System, or eyeing retirement there are some Social Security Changes you …

    What is the difference between a ROTH IRA and ROTH 401k? Which is Best?

    Which is Best ROTH IRA or ROTH 401k? Should I be putting more money towards my Roth IRA or Roth 401(k)? The good news is more employers are offering a ROTH 401(K) as part of their retirement plans.  The bad …

    Stock Options Basics Get the Most from your Benefits Now

    Stock Options Basics. How to minimize you taxes and maximize your benefits. If you have employee stock options (ESO) but have no idea how to handle them, don’t feel bad because even well trained professionals can find them a challenge. …

    Unusual Tax Strategies You Can Do Now to Save on Your Taxes

    5 Unusual Tax Strategies You Can Do Now to Save on Your Taxes   Unusual Tax Strategies was the topic for the December 2016 KTLA Morning News appearance by Financial Planner LA David Rae.  He was in studio with Jessica Holmes …

    Who Makes the Most Money Straight or Gay Married Couples

    Big Payday for Gay Married Couples The Real Money Advantages of  Gay Married Couples It’s official, people; same-sex married couples are living proof that it pays to be gay.     We all know the stereotype of the typical gay man …

    Trump Tax Plan and your Wallet Financial Planner LA David Rae

    LA Fiduciary Financial Planner David Rae speaks with NBC News Kim Baldonado to explain what the Trump Tax Plan will mean for your wallet. Included in the Trump Tax Plan are potential changes to tax rates, Social Security, Affordable Care …

    Year End Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

    Tax Words to the Wise.  Year End Tax Tips for  LGBT Couples at Year’s End 6 Proactive Financial Planning Tips to Stay Ahead of the Game     Whether you’ve been together for years or decades (or 10 minutes), 2016 …

    6 Retirement Planning Lies that threaten your Golden Years

    6 Retirement Planning Lies that threaten your Golden years Retirement often thought of as a far off and hard to achieve nirvana, here are a few endearing myths that may throw off your financial planning. Here are the 6 Retirement …

    3 Ways to Cash in on Life Insurance for Retirement

    Working Funds: 3 Ways to Cash in on Life Insurance for Retirement The good news is that you don’t have to die to use your life Insurance. Here’s how to put the new policies to work for you, life insurance …

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