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Subject:  Re: Groupon Inc Date:  9/12/2012  1:54 PM
Author:  whyaduck1128 Number:  3583 of 3872

"you will incur the dreaded capital gains tax"

I don't dread the capital gains tax at all. If I incur a tax on capital gains, it means I HAD capital gains. That means I must have done something right or got lucky, and I don't care which of those it is.

Sometimes it is better to take the gain and pay the tax instead of holding on to paper gains that may vanish in a heartbeat. Sometimes.
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