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Intergenerational Wealth and Your Estate Plan When accumulating a valuable portfolio of assets, investments, and money, it is essential to ensure the wealth passes to future generations. An estate plan protects your legacy by leaving that intergenerational wealth to your loved ones. With these plans, children and grandchildren will not have to worry about housing, […]
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Setting goals and taking action are important because they help you focus on what you want to achieve and give you a sense of purpose. When you have a clear goal in mind, you are more likely to stay motivated and work towards it. Especially if you write it down and tell other people you trust. Once you do this you need to go all in and put your thoughts and ideas into action.

It’s important to have a clear sense of your goals. By writing them down or discussing them with others you can hone the a goal and
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How To Donate To Charity With Your Estate Plan There is no shortage of laudable charitable organizations and causes. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations, and that is just in the United States. Whether the cause you most support is protecting children, demanding fresh […]
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I am speaking about controlling your schedule in an affirmative manner and not just being reactive all day long. There are many ways to do this, some of which I have written about before, which means the first step is to figure out what works best for you to manage your calendar and time each day. Then make sure to put it into play to stay in control of your time. It will help you avoid getting to the end of your day and wondering where the time went and why you didn’t get everything done you planned to.

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Checklist Before Buying a Business Many individuals buy an existing business because it is an enticing investment opportunity. These businesses are already established, and they may already have a solid revenue stream. However, that is not always the case. There may be hidden problems with the company or its practices. When doing your due diligence, […]
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When you go through an interview or meet someone, is there something about you or you have done that people will remember? I recently read something that suggested younger adults do at least three fascinating things in their 20s that job interviewers or dinner companions will want to ask about for the rest of their lives. I know, what does that mean? Think about it and it makes sense though. Having a positive story (or three) that people are interested in and remember will help you build your network and be memorable because people will talk or hear about you
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Understanding Federal Estate Tax Laws Many people who have an inheritance to give to loved ones want to maximize it, not hand over a significant portion to the federal government for taxes. However, if you do not carefully plan your estate, this is exactly what can happen. An experienced Arizona estate planning lawyer can explain […]
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Deliberate planning is important for a number of reasons and is important to think about at this time of year. It helps you to set goals and create a roadmap for achieving them. It also helps you to anticipate potential challenges and come up with strategies for dealing with them. Deliberate planning can also help you to use your resources more efficiently, both in terms of time and money.

Step one in deliberate planning is setting goals and creating a roadmap to reach them. This is important because:

  • Goals provide focus and direction. By setting clear, specific goals, you can

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    The contractor incurred the Labor Department’s wrath

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    because the company paid its workers on a piece-work basis, but because it did not keep accurate time records to show that the wages paid satisfied  minimum wage and overtime requirements.

    In 2020, while the Labor Department’s lawsuit was pending, Judge Snow issued an injunction ordering the contractor to:

    • stop maintaining false records;

    • implement a reliable timekeeping system under which employees would clock and clock out each day;

    • maintain accurate and complete records of wages paid and to stop paying wages through non-payroll accounts;

    • stop listing false regular rates of pay on


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    Presence refers to the state of being aware and engaged in the present moment. It is the opposite of being distracted. Being present can be difficult, especially in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world where we are constantly bombarded with distractions.

    Practicing presence can be beneficial in a number of ways. It can help you to:

    • Be more mindful and aware of your surroundings and experiences
    • Improve your ability to focus and concentrate
    • Enhance your communication and relationships with others
    • Reduce stress and increase feelings of calm and well-being

    I have to work hard on being present at times. My mind drifts
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    Force majeure refers to a common contractual clause that––in essence––divests one or both parties of liability in the face of an extraordinary event that is beyond the control of either. If an event that qualifies as force majeure occurs, one or both parties to the contract may be excused from performing some or all of […]
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    Ending the year well can mean different things to different people. For some, it might mean achieving a personal goal or completing a major project. For others, it might mean spending time with loved ones or taking some time to rest and recharge.

    Regardless of what it means to you, there are some general tips that can help you end the year on a positive note:

  • Reflect on the year. Take some time to think about the highlights and lowlights of the year, and what you learned from them. This can help you gain perspective and move forward with a

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    A person’s estate plan is an expression of his or her financial legacy and the primary tool for passing assets and property to loved ones according to the person’s wishes. Many people shy away from the topic of estate planning in response to legal complications and the inevitable emotional component. However, having a solid plan […]
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    Beginning in 2014, many of you probably read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and, if you have one, your business. This does not involve the doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Based on the positive feedback, I have made this an annual tradition.

    Some of you said “What a great idea. I am definitely going to do that.” Others said “Sounds like a good idea, maybe I will look into that.” Another response was “I wish I had thought about this before the end of the year or
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    Common estate planning mistakes occur when the applicable laws are not understood or when care is not taken to consider contingent circumstances during the planning process. Estate plans are created to match a person’s unique needs and to ensure that his or her wishes will be carried out without unexpected consequences. If you are ready […]
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    Having access to credit can be essential for a new business to survive and grow, yet lenders are not always willing to extend credit to businesses that do not already have a well-established credit history without a personal guaranty. While a personal guaranty can help a business obtain credit, it poses personal financial risks to […]
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