Month: October 2016

Trump, Clinton and the Wealthy – What’s at Stake?

The 2016 presidential election is finally winding down and in a few weeks we’ll know who our next president is going to be. This election cycle has been very heated and the two candidates have been very polarizing. While most

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Believe it or Not, Clinton, Trump Do Agree on Something

Are you ready for the election to be over? While all presidential elections seem to bring out some of the worst in people, this one appears to have reached new levels of animosity and contention, which is constantly on display

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Best and Worst States for Taxes for Startup Companies

Startup companies face many forms of opposition as they set out to change theworld, or at least carve out their own niche – even though they are typically workingto provide solutions. That doesn’t mean that people or other businesses opposethem,

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Inboard- Disrupting Urban Transportation

I recently met with Ryan Evans, CEO and Co-Founder of Inboard Technology. What he and his business partner have been able to accomplish with Inboard, in a relatively short period of time is amazing! From creating the first electric skateboard

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The Secrets to Becoming Wealthy

What’s the secret to success when it comes to obtaining and holding wealth? The truth is there isn’t one secret formula to become wealthy and stay wealthy. Chances are you will get a lot of different answers depending on whom

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Taxes for Dummies

This is a great video explaining the US Government’s progressive tax system for those who don’t understand it! Is it fair that 16% of American taxpayers payed nearly 80% of all federal tax in 2014? Just to have politicians say

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What Happens to the Wealthy if Latest Estate Tax Proposals Pass?

If you haven’t heard by now, there is a chance that wealthy business owners could be taking a big hit thanks to a proposal announced last month by the U.S. Treasury Department. We discussed this proposal in a previous blog:

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Trump vs. Clinton and the Tax Plans We Could End Up With

If someone asked you to explain the differences between the two presidential candidates’ tax plans would you be able give a clear explanation? If you answered “no” most likely you aren’t alone. It’s not uncommon during a presidential election for

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California Voters Appear to Favor Higher Taxes for the Wealthy

It’s no secret that California has one of the highest tax rates in the country, especially when it comes to the wealthiest taxpayers. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when back in 2012 residents voted in favor of Prop.

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