Are you the Oblivious, the Informed Sloth, or the Thinking Action-Taker?

Happy Friday the 13th, There are 3 types of people living in the world today:  The Oblivious.  This person lives in a rut.  He works 8-5, watches American Idol at night, drinks beer watching Sportscenter on the weekends, and repeats week after week.  The Informed Sloth.  This person watches the news.  He is educated.  He […]

Are You an Un-Patriotic, Immoral Tax Cheat?

For those of you that follow the stock market, you certainly are aware that Facebook went public yesterday at $38 per share giving the company a valuation of approximately $100B or about 100x earnings. Imagine if you were to buy a local small business – like a car repair shop. This shop earns about $100k […]

Senate Amendment Allows IRS to Revoke Passports

by Brian Mahany, Esq. Each day we lose more and more of our fundamental rights. Many of these rights were given up in the name of “national security.” It’s a very slippery slope. Scholars have debated the erosion of civil rights caused by the passage of the Patriot Act. A recent unanimous amendment to a […]

How to Boil a Frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss

How to boil a frog, by Politicus Bumpkiss: Allow many tax breaks to expire quietly like; Alternative minimum tax (AMT) — A series of temporary legislative “patches” over the last several years has prevented a dramatic increase in the number of individuals subject to the AMT–essentially a parallel federal income tax system with its own […]

Wake Up and Smell the Gunpowder

On the evening of December 31st, 2011 the Obamessiah signed the 2012 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act).  For those of you following the political news, you will remember that the president vowed to veto this bill because of sub-sections 1021 and 1022. These 2 sub-sections deal with the detention of terrorism suspects.  The NDAA grants […]

What is Asset Protection?

This week I felt it would be important to address the topic, “What is Asset Protection?”  While you clearly have some idea what is involved in asset protection planning, I frequently get this question or some derivation thereof. The quick and simple answer is that asset protection is a means of protecting your assets from […]

I’m Mad as Hell…

…and I’m not going to take it anymore.  This is the sentiment expressed around the US through the recent ‘Occupy Wall Street (OWS)’ movement that seems to be flaring tempers on both sides of the argument. Living in Eastern Europe, I am somewhat sheltered from this, but with Facebook and all of the news outlets […]

Are You Passionate About Your Life’s Work?

Asset Protection – Passionate About Entrepreneurship In last week’s asset protection newsletter titled, “I’m Buying Call Options on Entrepreneurship”, I discussed my bullishness on the innovation and creativity of the entrepreneur despite the stupidity of governments in the US and around the world. The second paragraph of this article states; The world truly revolves around […]

I Felt Like Tiger Woods’ PA This Week

I want to start today’s discussion with a few comments I received from last week’s newsletter, “Putting a Band-aid on a Bullet Hole”. For those of you that have been reading my articles for any length of time, you should be aware by now that I am an ‘equal opportunity political hater’.  I am happy […]