By Paul Morrone, CFP ®, CPA, MSA
My fellow Americans, the election is over and by the fact that you are simply reading this message, you can be sure the sky is not falling, the world is not coming to its imminent demise and there are still only two certainties in life, death and taxes (more on this in a minute). This has certainly been the most polarizing presidential election of my life, and presumably the most controversial election during many of your lives as well. It’s been widely publicized that Americans feel as if they were forced to choose from the lesser of two evils, and whether or not you, your family, coworkers or friends are happy with the outcome is truly a matter of personal choice. We are all entitled to our opinions and that is one of the many things that makes America great. As a country, we’ve endured recessions, depressions, wars, political turmoil, terrorist attacks, and enormous changes in law, tax code and civil rights movements that have shaped the very definition of what it means to be an American.