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 […]

Global Escape Hatch

I want to begin this newsletter by wishing all of my friends, family and readers around the world a happy holidays.  There are a myriad of winter traditions celebrated around the world on a variety of days ranging from Saint Nicholas Day on December 6th, Hanukkah from December 20-28th, Catholic or Protestant Christmas on December […]

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 […]

Pecan Pie, Gold, and Tryptophan Comas

Time for a Golden Turkey – Asset Protection Planning First of all, I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers.  I hope you all have a very enjoyable holiday filled with friends, family and tryptophan induced comas. I will keep this newsletter short and sweet.  Quite frankly there are probably […]

I’m Buying Call Options on Entrepreneurship

Asset Protection – Entrepreneurship Over the past week I have been working with one of my asset protection clients developing a strategy for him to minimize his risk.  He is a commercial real estate entrepreneur with a fairly large 8 figure net worth.  Every time I work with successful entrepreneurs like him I can feel […]

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 […]

Where Turmoil Exists, Opportunity Persists

Last week was tumultuous.  Personally I moved to another country, settled in an apartment, then had to unexpectedly move to another apartment temporarily.  I have also had no less than 3 offers on apartments fall through because I waited just a little too long. I feel today is the day though.  Of course I am […]

The Dead Hedge Fund Manager Bounce

If you read my letter last week, you know I have now escaped from America.  Last week we moved to Riga, Latvia.  It was a hellish plane ride riddled with delays, running through the airport baggage bouncing behind, barely making connections, and lost luggage.  You name it, it went wrong. Now that we are settled […]

Fixing a Syphilis Problem with More Unprotected Sex

I am currently sitting at my desk at 1:20am writing this newsletter.  While I am certainly no early bird and frequently work into the evening, it’s a rare occasion for me to be writing at this late hour.  But this has been a very interesting week. Over the past week I probably have spent more […]