Year-End Tax Plan Sales Targeting Doctors, Business Owners

Year End Sales Hustle

The last quarter of the year is historically an active time for physicians and business owners and their tax, legal and financial advisors. Given increased regulatory issues, I.R.S. scrutiny and increased fraud, it’s vital that you do some basic due diligence before you pull out your checkbook. Doctors are heavily solicited for a variety of tax and […]

When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

FAMILY

We’ve previously highlighted the financial and legal planning issue business owners and doctors feel uninformed about, and provided links to more than half a dozen articles on those areas of concern. Today we continue our examination of those blind spots by addressing a common question: When should I update my estate plan? We’ve previously addressed common estate-planning […]

What Could Bravo’s ‘The Queen of Versailles’ have to do with Asset Protection?

WEALTH IN AMERICA

Quite a bit actually as it shows the stupidity of reckless excess spending, the importance of having cash (even for the rich) and the failure of most contemporary estate planners and business lawyers to plan ahead and think defensively, yes even the super smart ones who work only with rich people. – Ike Devji   […]

Advisor Banned By FINRA for bad OBA and R.E. deals with NFL Players

INVESTMENT FRAUD

A former financial advisor who cost a group of NFL players $43 million by steering them into a bum casino investment and other bad deals including real estate deals he took a peice of has been banned from the securities industry. See the story: http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisor-barred-from-industry-for-bilking-nfl-players-13600.html?section=43 I wish I could say this was unusual, it’s not. […]

Current FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage Limits – Asset Protection and Your Bank

SAFE MONEY

FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage A common and reasonable question we get from clients is on the safety and solvency of their bank and what exactly is protected by FDIC insurance limits and for how long.  The current limits were created in 2008 to prevent a run on the banks due to economic panic. The placebo worked, […]

Seven Ways To Survive a Business Cashflow Crunch – CEO/Entrepreneur/Startup

Mark Johnson, B2B CFO

Over the last few years the concept of Asset Protection has greatly expanded to include not just the traditional threats like litigation exposure, but effective risk management on all fronts, including cash flow and other solvency related issues magnified by the economy. We’ve covered many of these issues here including those related to real estate, […]

Beyond Pie Charts: Three Vital Year-End Financial Planning Questions for Doctors

law and money for doctors

The complexity of the current business environment and economy can easily feel overwhelming to many medical professionals. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, asset protection and wealth preservation planning for doctors is not just about litigation and must include a holistic balance of legal, financial, tax, and insurance planning. My work with some of the […]

THE VAULT: Asset Protection, Cash Alternatives and Life Insurance – UPDATED

VAULT

In the week ending august 14th another 24 Billion dollars left the securities market for the relative perceived safety of cash. These billions  of dollars simply added to the trillions of dollars already allocated that way because of fears of instability in the securities and real estate markets.  This large liquidity position has not gone un-noticed, unfortunately […]

The Common Traits of Long-Term Wealth – Staying Rich

Ike Devji, J.D. I have been fortunate to work with some of the most successful people in America through the course of my career. All of them excel at something; medicine, business, real-estate development, science, and even the arts. What this vastly diverse crowd has in common (besides money) though are a set of traits […]

PROFIT RETENTION STRATEGIES FOR MEDICAL PRACTICES –

Guest Author, Attorney Trisha Lotzer

  IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU MAKE; IT’S ALSO WHAT YOU KEEP.  With the economic impact of the new healthcare laws and the President’s final 2011 budget uncertain, practice owners and managers would be well served to focus their attention at this time on profit retention strategies. The thousands of doctors we serve are facing […]