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The 6 "Hidden" Tax Saving Opportunities Opened Up by New Tax Rules

Learn how the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act opened up new opportunities that could result in the lowest tax rates you'll ever see.

Click here to get access to our FREE tax saving guide.

  • Discover 6 immediate opportunities to lower your taxes

  • How new tax rules could permanently lower the taxes you pay

  • Why you need to take advantage of this limited time opportunity now before it expires

The laws are set to expire in 2025, but a new administration could change them sooner.

Bear Market Lifeboat Drills

Do you know why bear markets happen?

Or what you should do during them?

If you wait till it happens, like the titanic, it’s too late. It’s important to do the lifeboat drills before you need them.

Use this newsletter as your bear market lifeboat drills.

In this issue of the Aquila Wealth Newsletter, we’ll explore these questions and much more, giving you the facts about bear markets. Click here to check it out!

The Capital One Data Breach

Steps to protect your cards and keep “what’s in your wallet” to yourself

It seems that credit card fraud and major retailer breaches are just a part of our everyday life now.

Just recently, for example, the Capital One data breach put about 100 million customers in the U.S. and another 6 million customers in Canada at risk.

As these attacks continue and hit more often, the best thing you can do is to be informed on how to prevent and minimize the damage.

Did you know that 43% of companies had a data breach last year? Or that almost 50% of Americans have been victim to credit card fraud in the past 5 years? Or that almost 670 million card records were stolen in the past 10 years? For every American, that is 2.1 stolen credit cards.

Protect Your Cards

Take these steps to protect your cards:

5 Ways to Build A Better #Tax Plan

You just finished your taxes, but it's not too early to make plans for next year.

It's important that as you build your plan, you think about some strategies to reduce or defer your taxes now or in the future. Here are some strategies to consider helping your financial plan become more tax-efficient:

1. Tax harvesting

Usually, this strategy is implemented near the end of the calendar year, but it can be done at any time. With tax-loss harvesting, you sell off holdings that have a loss position to offset the gains you've experienced from other sales.

The asset you sold is then replaced with a similar investment to maintain the portfolio's asset allocation and expected risk and return levels. It won't restore your losses, but it can ease the pain.

Contact us to schedule a complimentary planning meeting.

4 Considerations Before Refinancing Your #StudentLoans

We’re all aware that student loan debt presents a serious financial obstacle these days. Many are looking at refinancing student loans as an attractive option. Refinancing makes sense for some, but it's not a cure-all for everyone. Here’s 4 consideration to think through before refinancing your student loans.

1. You Start the Clock Over Again (and That Can Cost You) Once you Refinance

#MemorialDay – A Brief History

“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” – President Reagan on Memorial Day, 1983.

Origins of Memorial Day, Decoration Day

#Retirement Strategies: #Stocks for the Long Run

One of my core tenets of investing success when it comes retirement strategies can be summed up in the title of Jeremy Siegel’s classic book: Stocks for the Long Run. This is a great read for anyone looking to get a good dose of data on why owning a properly allocated basket of diversified equities is often wiser for the long-term investor than, say, owning a portfolio of fixed-income investments.