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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music. Within personal finance, specific interests include retirement planning, taxes, investing, self-employment.

I founded the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, and continued as a moderator for 4 years. I resigned my role effective October, 2013 in order to focus more on my family and business.

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comment Can I avoid capital gains taxes on a stock
@JamesBrian You still didn't specify your country. Is it U.S.A.?
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comment Investing money 101
You'll need to purchase shares through a broker. However, I suggest you learn a lot more about stocks and the stock market and investing before you proceed.
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comment Investing money 101
Amazon? That is not a private company. While Amazon may be in the private sector, it is not a private company because it has shares listed on a public stock exchange that investors can purchase through a broker. A private company is a company where the ownership is private; there are no shares listed on a stock exchange that just anybody can buy.
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comment Can I avoid capital gains taxes on a stock
Welcome to the site. Please note that when you ask a tax question, you need to specify a country tag.
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comment What purchases, not counting real estate, will help me increase my cash flow?
Do you have any debt? Reducing your debt can free up cash flow that might have been tied up to service the debt.
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comment Investing money 101
p.s. You might use the words "stocks" or "shares" for English, instead of "actions" (which I understand to be from French).
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comment Investing money 101
Are they a private company, or traded on a stock exchange?
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revised At what point do recurring small business losses become a problem with Canada Revenue Agency?
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revised Capital gains when selling in the US and buying in another country
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Doesn't look like comments allow upvoting on this election page, so +1 to what JoeTaxpayer wrote. I support your candidacy as well. (Having a moderator in a more distant timezone is also a plus :)
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revised Most common types of financial scams an individual investor should beware of?
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revised Can I write off time spent learning my trade - Two-Man S-Corp
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The nomination phase will be extended if there aren't a few candidates by the first deadline. See the second comment on this question.
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revised Could somebody explain Wikipedia's VAT example calculation to me?
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comment How does a tuition insurance payment affect 529 withdrawals?
Welcome to PF&M. Please note that tax questions require a country tag.
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revised How does a tuition insurance payment affect 529 withdrawals?
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