Stan Murray

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  1. High Net Worth Strategy

    What is a Wash Sale?

    The Wash-Sale rule was established to forbid a loss deduction of a security sold.
  2. High Net Worth Strategy

    What does "pro bono" mean?

    The term pro bono is short for the Latin "pro bono publico," which means "for the public good."
  3. Taxes

    Surviving The IRS Audit

    Keeping thorough records and knowing the penalties make this experience easier than you'd expect.
  4. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    If you can reduce your current interest rate by 0.75-1% or higher then it might make sense to consider a refinancing move. ...
  5. Retirement Living

    What are the pros/cons of naming a trust as the beneficiary of a retirement account?

    This has been the topic of an ongoing debate in the financial community between estate planning attorneys and financial advisors. ...
  6. Life Insurance

    How to Avoid Taxation on Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  7. Retirement

    What is the 'three-legged stool'?

    The "three-legged stool" was a retirement terminology from the past that many financial planners used to describe the three ...
  8. Retirement

    Top Tax Tips for Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you ...
  9. Taxes

    Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  10. Life Insurance

    Life Insurance: putting a Price on Peace of Mind

    Would your death leave loved ones financially stranded? Find out how to ease your mind and keep them protected.
  11. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  12. Insurance

    Should I be Worried About My Insurance Company?

    Policyholders should also take a serious look at the financial stability of their current insurance company especially if ...
  13. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  14. Estate Planning

    Estate Planning: 16 Things to Do Before You Die

    The must-do list Prince and his advisors should have completed to avoid leaving his family without a will and an estate plan.
  15. Why is accidental life insurance so inexpensive?

    Accidental life insurance is an inexpensive way of obtaining life insurance coverage for yourself or someone else in your ...
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