The fourth quarter of the year is when life insurance sales kick into high gear. In many cases, life insurance is often sold as a tax savings plan, here are the questions you must ask before purchasing this important asset. The majority of this discussion involves the use of some form of “whole life” insurance […]
Business owners, doctors and entrepreneurs are often targeted with asset protection sales pitches from unqualified advisors. Let’s review some of the questionable advice you are getting and how to qualify your advisors. The (not so) Magic Umbrella Policy I was recently contacted by a physician with seven figures in exposed home equity and other significant […]
Business and medical practice owners and managers must be aware of internal fraud and embezzlement that often capitalizes on recurring year-end cycles in revenue, spending and inventory and a lack of regular oversight. I covered some of the external fraud scheme you face at year-end in another discussion including a detailed look at invoice fraud. While I provided […]
In a previous post I shared the details of the incomplete (if not financially fatal) advice one physician got from a source with questionable experience. That advice involved some common misconceptions among lay people and advisors about very basic legal and risk management concepts. Understand the REAL Role of Your Estate Planning For the most successful and/or […]
Data Breach and Cyber Liability insurance is a vital first line of defense against a variety of exposures for any business that takes payments, has confidential information, uses social media or has a duty to protect HIPAA information, as just a few examples. Asset Protection lawyer Ike Devji explains what every business owner and entrepreneur […]
In part two of a 5 part educational video series for entrepreneurs, Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation expert Ike Devji explains why EPLI insurance (employment practices liability insurance) is so vital for business owners and entrepreneurs to protect themselves form variety of risks as employers.
Understanding the Vital Role of Your Umbrella Policy (And Why It is Not Enough On It’s Own) Financial columnist Steve Savant interviews asset protection attorney Ike Devji on Asset Protection Strategies for Business owners and entrepreneurs.
Asset protection, perhaps counter intuitively, is just as important for entrepreneurs who are selling their businesses as it is for those who are running one. In fact, “selling a business” is one of my “risk factors” listed in the chart below. Most so-called succession and exit planners focus only on the deal terms, taxation, the valuation, estate planning, life insurance sales and where your sales […]
Ike Devji’s fifth video in five part interview series with financial expert Steve Savant. Ike discusses amateur planning like “friendly liens” and why insurance, although vital, is not adequate asset protection for business owners and entrepreneurs by itself.