And yes, I "get it" with what "Financial Samurai" is saying. When I was making the six-figure salary, I had rental properties that I depreciated that offset my income very nicely. And I took every legitimate deduction I could think of. But I didn't create businesses for the sake of deductions, because I took courses in tax law and understood that "audit bait" means.
Death and Taxes - both are inevitable. People obsess about taxes, for some reason, and I think in the end, it becomes an obsession - almost a mental illness. For example, this poor bastard, who died in jail after being a "tax denier" for decades (and making a lot of money selling books about it). Folks laud him as a "hero" but I would say he is more of a "zero." Sacrificing your own life to avoid paying 15% to Uncle Sugar. What's the freaking point of all of that?
Oh, right, he made money from selling book about it. The poor bastards who followed his advice ended up in a world of woe.
Just go out and make more money - legitimately. It's a lot easier that obsessing about taxes.