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In a recent decision, Judge Edward Nicholas included the following statements in his Final Judgment: “Mr. Masterson gave the Court a primer on the criteria necessary to establish a fiduciary duty, both express and by implication. His analysis was thorough, … Continue reading
Mr. Watkins is right on target. If you have fiduciary duties when it comes to investments, being prudent with investment costs is one of your primary responsibilities. Fiduciaries and The Duty of Prudence: The True Impact of Mutual Fund Fees.
Originally posted on Clint Coons, Esq:
Seller Financing is being squashed by Dodd Frank In 3 months private seller financing will come under the control of the Empire, err… actually the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Congressmen Dodd and Frank…
The words we use can fall flat or they can be powerful. You must watch this video and then use the idea to re-evaluate how you say what you say, about yourself and about your business.
A departure here from my usual posts regarding trusts and estates, but I’m an entrepreneur offering several services and products within three separate entities. The article by Walter Russell Mead to which I’ve linked below hits the nail on the … Continue reading
Normally this blog is focused on estate, trust, and related financial and tax issues. But I’m self-employed and I am a minority owner in an unrelated start up company, so public issues dealing with the economics of start up companies … Continue reading
Having cleaned up many messes created by people with good intentions, I highly recommend individual executors, personal representatives, and trustees obtain and follow the advice of qualified advisers. Estate Executors: An Honor…and a Pain
This is a minefield that many folks assume is done correctly. With volatile asset valuations and and unpredictable tax laws changing the planning landscape for many families, its worth reviewing your estate plans to make sure that ALL of your … Continue reading
An excellent article for those who have yet to write a Last Will and Testament. Do your heirs a favor and get it done right. Not doing it right keeps people like me in business. http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/10/pf/will_hidden_traps.fortune/