Private e-newsletter for the clients of the M.W. Aragao companies | June 22, 2018
All About Cryptocurrency...
Although cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have become increasingly popular, not many understand how they work. Cryptocurrencies are, as the name implies, digital currencies that operate independently from a central bank. Highly sophisticated encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds. In addition to becoming a popular form of tender, speculators have also been actively buying and selling them on exchanges.

Our take: Being crypocurrencies are unregulated, we shy away, from an investment standpoint. Buyer beware!

What is the Alternative Minimum Tax?
The alternative minimum tax (AMT) was originally implemented over 40 years
ago to ensure that wealthy taxpayers pay income tax. The objective of the AMT is to ensure that taxpayers with itemized deductions and/or income from certain tax preferences will not avoid or defer all tax liability. 

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How much do you need to save for retirement?
Here's a reality check and some very difficult questions to answer: How much will you spend when you are retired? The answer to this question will thus give you an idea of how much you need to have saved and invested prior to retiring. Naturally, your spending in retirement will vary based on countless variables. Will you spend less when retired? Will you spend more? What about health insurance?

If you are having trouble figuring out your answers, let us know , as that's our specialty.

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M.W. ARAGAO INVESTMENT ADVISORS, LLC, a registered investment advisor, provides dynamic, tactical investment management and wealth planning services to individuals, families, trusts, corporations and retirement plans. M.W. ARAGAO & COMPANY, LLC provides year-round income tax preparation and planning services, business consulting and generalized accounting services. All services are delivered with personalized attention.