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Understanding Wash Sales

When you sell an investment at a loss, the IRS lets you deduct the loss from other capital gains. If you want to continue to be invested in the security the IRS’s wash sale rule requires you to accept the risk of being out of the investment for 30 days either before or after the date when the transaction occurs creating the loss.

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2023 Retirement Contributions

As fewer companies offer pensions and Social Security makes up less of the average retiree’s income, you will have to rely more on your own savings for retirement. Making contributions to IRAs and workplace retirement plans (WRP), such as a 401(k), 403(b), SEP IRA, or SIMPLE IRA is an easy way to save for retirement.