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Improve your take-home return with these seven strategies.

If you saw a stack of money lying on the ground, would you pick it up?

I certainly would. I think you would, too. But it's surprising how many investors routinely pass up free money by ignoring or downplaying the tax implications of their investment selections.

Paying attention to the types of investments you select for your taxable accounts is arguably even more important now. That's because many noted market prognosticators expect relatively modest returns for the foreseeable future in a so-called "new normal" environment. With potentially less money coming in, it makes sense to trim whatever investment costs you can, including the amount you'll owe to Uncle Sam.

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