Three Ways You Can Flip the Script on Your Taxes

Does it feel like the tax code is beating you up at times? Instead of accepting that feeling of getting pushed around, here’s how you can pay what you must but no more.

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Is it really possible to turn a bully into a buddy — or maybe a temporary ally, at least?

It happens all the time in the movies and on TV — from The Breakfast Club to Cobra Kai. But what about in real life?

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Scott M. Dougan, RFC, Investment Adviser
President & Founder, Elevated Retirement Group

Scott M. Dougan is the president and founder of Elevated Retirement Group. His primary focus is on retirement planning, wealth preservation and estate planning, and he has helped hundreds of clients prepare for retirement through his proprietary planning process. Dougan is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC®), an Investment Adviser Representative and a licensed insurance agent.