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How business owners can avoid the life insurance tax trap
The easiest way for a successful business owner to create tax-free wealth is by the proper use of life insurance.
How to keep retirement plan dollars away from IRS
For most Americans, retirement planning revolves around qualified plans (for example, IRA, 401(k), a profit-sharing plan and the like).
Killing the estate tax monster ... legally
Over the years our System evolved to focus on keeping all of a client’s wealth. Because our System keeps all of your wealth in your family, it automatically kills the estate tax.
Estate planning basics
It happens about two times a week, at least over 100 times a year. What? A reader of this column calls me with an estate planning question...
You too can enrich your family, instead of the IRS
In a way the strategies are secrets, because few professionals know they exist, and if they do, have no idea how to implement them.
Solving succession planning problems
Do you own or run a family business? A business you want to continue after your leadership ends...
10 Ways to win the estate tax game
While speaking at a recent seminar “Tax Secrets of the Wealthy” one of the business owners jokingly asked me, “Irv, do you have a Top 10 list?”
Ask right questions to beat estate tax
Over the years we have talked to and consulted with hundreds of readers of this column.
Learn how to kill the estate tax monster
The System guides you — step-by-step — on how to keep every dollar of your wealth in your family.
Lifetime plan will complete estate plan
An estate-tax killing lifetime plan is asset based. Following are the various strategies that we used to reduce or eliminate the estate tax.
7 Wonders of the estate tax-saving world
Each of the “Seven Wonders” that follow identifies the asset (or like-kind group of assets) that an estate tax-saving strategy deals with.
How to sell your business to an employee
Own all or part of a closely held business? Someday the succession plan buzzer will go off.
Make sure your succession plan is successful!
Sooner or later, like it or not, when you own all or part of a closely held business, you must wrestle with your unique “succession planning problems.”
What keeps this tax planner up at night?
The answer: Mistakes. Actually, mistakes that professional advisors make, causing readers of this column to lose unnecessary dollars to the IRS.
Get a second opinion on estate plan
This article is the story of the typical owner (Joe) of a family business who decides it is time to get his estate plan done.
Jan 20, 2017
World Vision presents 2017 Crystal Vision Awards
World Vision hosted the 17th Annual Crystal Vision Awards Breakfast at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)....
Jan 19, 2017
Bell & Gossett releases Q1 2017 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule
System design is the focus of upcoming training sessions at Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH)....
Jan 19, 2017
Goulds Water Technology announces Q1 2017 Factory School, e-Learning and WebEx courses
Water industry professionals are encouraged to enroll in Goulds Water Technology’s (GWT) Factory School and e-Learning course....
Jan 19, 2017
Strong and stable growth predicted for home improvement and repair market in 2017
The coming year is expected to see sustained momentum in home remodeling and repair spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA)....
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Jan 17, 2017
Weekly Product Gallery: Johnson Controls, Hydronics Manufacturing, Webstone, SaniFlo, Valvin and Galeton
This week the gallery includes a hybrid cooling system, panels for radiant wall and ceiling applications, new valves for use with pressing systems, a condensate neutralization kit and more.
Jan 13, 2017
The KBIS 2017 wrap-up
Yet another KBIS is in the books! Here's a final gallery of award-winners, special events and innovative products from the show, and from the co-located International Builders Show.
Jan 12, 2017
Continuing coverage from KBIS 2017
The Kitchen and Bath industry show is in full swing in sunny Orlando, and the CONTRACTOR staff is on the floor...
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