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Legalizing Marijuana Is Controversial, But the Economic Impact Speaks For Itself: Here's What We Mean Thumbnail

Legalizing Marijuana Is Controversial, But the Economic Impact Speaks For Itself: Here's What We Mean

Data from the Pew Research Center shows the amount of Americans who approve of the legalization of marijuana has steadily increased over the years.1 This shift became more apparent in the months surrounding the 2020 election period, as every state voting for marijuana legalization approved the ballot. And, though marijuana legalization brings economic benefits to states that begin regulating the drug, there is still much controversy surrounding the subject. Let’s examine some of the opinions and economic impacts to better understand the conversation.

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Inauguration Day Is Coming: What Financial Challenges Could High Earners Face During the Biden Administration? Thumbnail

Inauguration Day Is Coming: What Financial Challenges Could High Earners Face During the Biden Administration?

With one of the most contentious elections in history behind us, President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is set to take office on January 20. In anticipation of a new administration, high earners especially are left wondering - how will the Biden presidency affect me financially? Until Biden takes office and begins enacting changes, we won’t know for sure what to expect. But based on his official campaign platform, past interviews and projections, we can better prepare ourselves for the potential changes to come.

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Capital Gains & Your Taxes: A Brief (But Important!) Guide Thumbnail

Capital Gains & Your Taxes: A Brief (But Important!) Guide

Classic investments, like stocks, are not the only investments taxed by capital gains. Capital gains taxes can apply to any other property that acquires value over time. These taxes are calculated by subtracting the cost of the investment from the final selling price of said investment. This final amount is reported as capital gains. But, the final amount can be taxed at different rates depending on the investment type and total monetary gain.

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Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, and Pigs Get Slaughtered

It is both interesting and shocking, and brings back some scary memories! In 1998, Mark Cuban (entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, star on the TV series Shark Tank, and more) sold the company (Broadcast.com, which he and a partner had founded just three years before) to Yahoo for approximately $5.7 billion in an all-stock deal.

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