Tax Deductions Are Like Hairy Lollipops

Once you do the math and think through all the implications of a big purchase, you may find that write-offs can sound better than they really are. So, don't go crazy spending a lot of money just to save a little on your taxes.

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Investors often get excited for anything that may reduce their tax liability, including deductions and write-offs. Tax deductions, however, in many cases can be like a hairy lollipop. From a distance the lollipop looks delicious, but as you get closer you start to see that appearances can be misleading.

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Joseph C. Conroy, CFP
Financial Adviser, Harford Retirement Planners

Joseph C. Conroy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who is passionate about helping his clients pursue their goals. He founded Harford Retirement Planners to provide objective advice and knowledge to his clients. By partnering with an independent broker dealer, it allows Joe to sit on the same side of the table as his clients. It is this experience, working with many individuals over the years from many backgrounds, which inspired Joe to write the book "Decades & Decisions."