The question of whether you'll be paying more in taxes under President Donald Trump may hinge on how much you use tax deductions now. The Trump administration Wednesday unveiled the broad outlines of his campaign promise to overhaul the sprawling U.S. tax code with a simpler system that lowers tax rates. It remains to be seen how deeply the plan cuts into the most widely used deductions, which cost the government hundreds of billions of dollars in lower taxes.
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There's a great piece in The Wall Street Journal about how Wall Street's masters of the universe invest their money through family offices, and how that can sometimes raise eyebrows across the industry. It's not hard to see why family offices can be a problem. Big-time investors are supposed to be putting their clients' interests first, and The Journal report suggests that if they're investing for themselves, they might get distracted from their work.