Archive for January 2013

Certainty in Uncertain Times

When the fiscal cliff tax law changes were put into law in January, most people fixated on the word “permanent.” Some felt comfort in this and became motivated to do planning they had delayed because of tax law uncertainties. For others, there are still advisors who are playing on fears of the wealthy that even…

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Economy Recovery & Luxury Sales

I continue to hear the mainstream media hype how bad the economy is.  It’s stagnant at best if not still declining. Personally don’t believe it and see something different happening in my business and with every entrepreneur, executive and leaders I associate. Luxury automobile manufacturers report record 2012 sales. Here. Perhaps the economy isn’t as…

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Fiscal Cliff Facts (& More)

People smarter than me have invested countless hours of time breaking through and breaking down the thousand page legislation Congress recently put into law. If you’d like the facts on the tax law changes, read here. Now the bigger more important question is not what are the fiscal cliff tax law facts, but what do…

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Retirement 401k options

The fiscal cliff legislation has presented opportunities for investors that were not available before. One of those options is the ability to convert a 401k to a ROTH. The conversation results in a tax paid presently instead of later, but allows for future withdraws to be tax free. As simple as that is, I find…

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Make your donation to charity go further

When you make a philanthropic donation to a cause you care about, you want that donation to do the most good possible. You want to avoid the regrets that come with not making the most of your wealth and donation. Like many people, you’re wondering how you go about doing this. An article from CNN…

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How should I invest now? (fiscal cliff uncertainty)

You may be hearing the investment media and money managers talk about owning ETF’s as a smart buy in light of market uncertainties. In a recent article by an ETF sales person, here, three reasons are given for being in an ETF right now. To me, most investment advisors talk in coded language and the…

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Where to invest now?

What is to come…inflation or no inflation? How you answer that question influences your investment decisions in the short-term. One investment I’ve read recently said inflation is certain and we’ll begin to see it this year. I will not link to his article because he is also selling his investment seminar and products that counter…

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Atlanta Ice Skating

This year, take your family and friends to the Centennial Park Ice Skating Rink, located south of Alpharetta in Atlanta, for great, wintry fun. This is an event the whole family will enjoy! The rink is located under a covered pavilion, which fortunately makes it available in all weather. Admission to the rink is $10…

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Entrepreneur raises capital by…selling his last name

I’ve talked before about the doom and gloom mind-set that has many would-be entrepreneurs giving up hope. (I’ve also told you to ignore the idea that “there are no more opportunities out there” to make your own success.) Proof that not everyone is giving up on the entrepreneurial mindset is given in a recent CNN article…

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