Is It Time to Shrug?

by Steve Hilgart, Director of Conference Operations and Marketing Warning: Several sarcastic parenthetical comments ahead… continue at your own risk. The presidential elections are like a train wreck. You don’t want to see it, but you can’t look away! Everywhere I look I see fear and uncertainty. It’s been foretold that a democracy only lasts […]

I Have Seen the Promised Land…

by Steve Hilgart, Director of Conference Operations It seemed impossible. I couldn’t travel the world and experience all life has to offer… After all – I was working 16-18 hour days, 7 days a week. And it wasn’t the right time anyways – I had only met this nut case (Bobby Casey) a few years […]

Are You Boring as Hell?

The past 2 weeks have been quite the roller coaster. I just got back 2 days ago from a 10 day trip to Miami. Each year for several days I meet with one of the most interesting and unique groups of entrepreneurs from around the world. It all started many years ago when about 50 […]

American Asset Protection…Really?

You are probably reading the title thinking I have lost my mind. Your thoughts are probably something like this; “He promotes offshore asset protection as a necessity in these tumultuous times. How can he rationally recommend asset protection structures in the US?” While it is true, I do think offshore companies, offshore banking, offshore trusts […]

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 […]

Who Can Kiss Your A$$

Clearly the topic of my newsletter from earlier this week was a very hot topic.  If you missed it, you can click here, “Paypal Can Kiss My A$$”. I received well over 100 email responses to this topic and not one of them was in defense of PayPal’s business practices. Roger said, “Our company processed […]