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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.
Converting your IRA from a tax loser to a tax winner
We are all dealt the same cards in the tax game, but how you play them determines whether the IRS or you win.
How safe is your family wealth if your child divorces?
Should the divorce devil start to do its dance, the family asset problem surfaces — big time! Is there a way to protect your family wealth? Yes!
If you own annuities you can still escape
Why do so many people buy deferred annuities? Because they are charmed by the annuity salesman's standard industry sales pitch.
How to escape the double tax trap of your qualified plan funds
Raise your hand if you have a significant amount of dollars ($400,000 or more) in a profit-sharing plan, IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan.
Tax strategies that turn life insurance lemons into lemonade
Did you ever wonder why the rich buy so much life insurance? The answer is in the numbers: The crazy tax law allows you to multiply a small portion of your wealth into millions of tax-free dollars.
Aug 26, 2016
The customer is getting the most bang for the buck!
This video shares the passion and practical thought led Andy Minicucci, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® franchisee in Andover, CT, to offer his customers annual protection plans....
Aug 26, 2016
Infographic: Top trends in field service management 2016
Take a look at the key trends shown in this infographic and let this be your guide to prepare for the field service management setting in 2016....
Aug 25, 2016
BrassCraft Manufacturing supports Troops to Trades
Troops to Trades, a program of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation, announced a donation of $35,000 from BrassCraft Manufacturing Co....
Aug 24, 2016
McKinstry, partners win grant to research and distribute safety innovations
McKinstry is teaming up with university and industry partners to bring exemplary safety to one of America’s most dangerous industries....
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Aug 23, 2016
Weekly Product Gallery: Bosch Tool, BrassCraft, Mansfield, Weil-McLain, Taco and Moen
This week the product gallery includes a hammer drill/driver, a one-piece supply line, a one-piece toilet, a condensing, cast-iron boiler, a high efficiency circulator and more.
Aug 16, 2016
Weekly Product Gallery: DeWalt, Flomatic, Bonami, U.S. Boiler, Xylem and Chicago Faucets
This week the gallery includes a handheld LED light, a plug valve with mechanical joint connections, a three-way ball valve, a new condensing boiler, a pump controller and more.
Aug 9, 2016
Going to Comfortech 2016? Welcome to Philadelphia!
While you’re at Comfortech this September, between listening to speakers or attending conferences don’t forget to take time to look around Philadelphia!
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