I was just listening to a recording of a conference call this morning where a financial planner began his presentation with this premise: Taxes will be increasing in the future I haven't listened to the rest of it because I had to pause it and write this post. I'm sure when I go back this guy will … [Read more...] about Will Taxes Increase?
If you've been following my blog, you know that I take great interest in understanding money. Why every single human who uses money on a regular basis doesn't also share this interest is beyond me. With trillions of dollars created by actions of Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the Treasury … [Read more...] about Tool for Battling Coming Inflation
CNN to Broadcast I.O.U.S.A. | Obama Foresees Trillion-Dollar Deficits | A Bipartisan Plea for Fiscal Responsibility | The Government We Deserve CNN to Broadcast I.O.U.S.A. The public has spoken, and we've listened. In response to demand for information about our country's financial challenges, … [Read more...] about I.O.U.S.A viewing this weekend on CNN
Although the House rejected the recent $700 billion bailout, there is plenty of bailing out that has already happened, and there is more to come. Already: $80 billion injected into failed AIG IndyMac bank taken over by FDIC Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch for $50 billion - 70% over its … [Read more...] about Who will bail out the government?
I've written a comprehensive guide book on prohibited transactions. These will be available for sale soon for $39 + $5 shipping. I'm making 50 copies available completely free of charge on a first come first serve basis. If you'd like one of these 50 free copies, please email your name & … [Read more...] about Prohibited Transactions Guide Book – 50 Free Copies
When you form an LLC (or Corporation), it is registered and created at the state level. You can choose to form an LLC in any state, regardless of your state of residency. Nexus When you have business activity that clearly occurs in a specific state, you are said to have "nexus" in that state. If … [Read more...] about Where to form your LLC for virtual or foreign business activities
If you talk to the average CPA, he'll tell you that UBIT is the boogeyman and is to be avoided... always. Discussing this topic with an above average CPA (such as Eric Wikstrom of Integrated Wealth Strategies) yields different advice. The Two Types of UBIT Triggered from a trade or business - if a … [Read more...] about Unrelated Business Income Tax – UBIT for Solo 401(k) & IRA accounts
Conventional Tax Strategies for Real Estate Many real estate investors boast of their tax strategy as involving one or more of the following: Depreciation - This is a tax concept where the property owner pretends that his property is decreasing in value. For residential real estate, it assumes that … [Read more...] about Self Directed IRA/401k vs. 1031 and other conventional RE tax strategies