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Corporate Monkey, CPA

How Young Is Too Young To Work?

Travel sure does open your eyes. One thing I’ve noticed in Latin America is that it is much more common to see children working than in the United States. As controversial as child labor is in the U.S. and Europe,

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Taxes on Dividends & Capital Gains Under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

One area that the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA” or aka the Trump tax reform) didn’t impact much was taxes on dividends and capital gains.  The general rules for qualified dividends and capital gains have not changed. They are still one of the most tax-efficient ways to make money.

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A Bear Market Can Be Your Snuggly Friend

In the past, I’ve mentioned that I was wishing for a market correction so I can invest at a discount.  Well, now we’ve had one!  What can we do? After all, it’s human nature to try to do SOMETHING.

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Carnaval!

Carnaval in Bolivia is an amazing experience. It’s not like any holiday in the United States. It’s four days (or more) of events, festivities, food, dance, and parties.  But what makes Carnaval in Bolivia truly special is that every town and every city has a different way of celebrating it. 

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Tarija: Wine, Sun, & Steak

You’ve probably never heard of Tarija.  And maybe we should keep it that way.  It’s a little slice of heaven, on the cheap… in Bolivia.  Very few foreign travelers ever make it to Tarija. The guide books hardly mention it at all. 

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Travel Lessons: 10 Things I’ll Never Complain About (Again)

Living in a foreign country really can bring things into a new perspective. You see how people live different lifestyles, and yet can still be perfectly happy.  In a relatively poor country like Bolivia, you see people get along without many things we take for granted in the United States. 

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Contracting Is Now a Better Tax Choice Than a Salary

For as long as I can remember, contractors paid higher taxes, when compared to a similar W-2 salary job.  But, not any more!  Thanks to the 2017 Trump tax reform and its new pass-through deduction, starting in 2018, self-employment or 1099 contracting is now a better tax choice than a salary,

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