The Standard Deduction

Candace Varner Portrait

Candace Varner

Ben Hake Portrait

Ben Hake

A Tax Podcast With Candace Varner and Ben Hake

Hosted by Creative Planning Tax Directors Candace Varner and Ben Hake, The Standard Deduction isn’t your run-of-the-mill tax podcast. It’s a thoughtful and informed discussion about ideas, trends and developments in taxes related to personal wealth management that’s also laugh-out-loud funny. We dare you to not be entertained by these two hilariously intelligent CPAs.

“Your wealth works harder when it works together.”

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President & CEO, Creative Planning

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