Naturally, you can't expect to get high returns from your investments scot-free. Uncle Sam expects a little compensation too. But think about it this way: If you weren't making money, you wouldn't be paying taxes. You can double your investment in just a few years if you make the right investment choices, and that includes some tax planning. Sure, taxes can be burdensome and the system could use some reform, but if you consider them just another investment expense, they may not seem quite so taxing.