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As the holidays approach, I begin to evaluate my clients’ portfolios and look for year-end opportunities. Here’s a list of to ensure that you’re not leaving anything on the table.
- Get more out of tax-loss harvesting.
- Tune up your portfolio
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Debbie buried her face in her hands. Through our two-way videoconference, I could clearly see her angst about my recommendation. At several other times in our consultation, she shook her head with a frown.
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