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Deciding between an S and a C corporation

Deciding between an S and a C corporation

If incorporating as an LLC is not right for your business, how do you decided between the two types of incorporation when it comes to life insurance business planning? Before…

Protecting long-term health of your company

As a successful business owner, you have no doubt worked hard and made many sacrifices to grow your business. You know there are no short cuts to success! That is…

How to negotiate your compensation package

How to negotiate your compensation package

Historically, many corporate executives have been in a position to propose or demand attractive compensation packages. In addition to competitive salaries, many high-level employees are asking for and receiving bonuses,…

Make sure your loved ones, not the IRS, benefit from your life insurance

Maximizing the estate planning value of life insurance means getting the most bang for your buck. That is, it involves keeping as much of the proceeds as possible away from…

How a key employee can make you or break you

You’ve got a great group working for you now, and business is good. You know that much of that success is due to one or two key people with both…

Saving your investments from Alternative Minimum Tax trap

Saving your investments from Alternative Minimum Tax trap

I discuss investing strategies in this column, but this month I’m addressing a change in the tax code you should be aware of so you can hang on to your…

All about IRAs

An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a personal retirement savings plan that offers specific tax benefits. In fact, IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to…

IRA conversion: When to Roth

Second thoughts are part of life, which may explain why some investors change their minds about the types of accounts they use for retirement savings. This could be the case…

IRA conversion: When to Roth

By MICHAEL ZEITER Business Journal columnist Second thoughts are part of life, which may explain why some investors change their minds about the types of accounts they use for retirement…

How to keep long-term care from wiping out savings

How to keep long-term care from wiping out savings

Even though the possible need for long-term care is not something people enjoy thinking about, an estimated 70 percent of 65-year-olds will need this type of care at some point…

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