The Public Benefit Corporation: Business and Social Responsibility Can Coexist

Traditional U.S. business organizational structures reflect a belief that making a profit and having a positive impact are competing or even mutually exclusive goals. Historically, incorporated entities have been forced to choose one path or the other. Nonprofit organizations focus on promoting the public good and cannot have shareholder-owners who benefit financially from operations. Corporations Read more about The Public Benefit Corporation: Business and Social Responsibility Can Coexist[…]

Using a Self-Directed IRA to Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg

For most people, an IRA is a “set it and forget it” portfolio item. Contributions to the account are usually automated, and the investments making up the IRA—typically stocks, bonds, CDs, and mutual funds—require little account holder oversight. That’s all fine and good, but limited risk means limited returns. For those who want to take Read more about Using a Self-Directed IRA to Grow Your Retirement Nest Egg[…]

New Internet Sales Tax Rules – Is Wayfair Way Fair or Way Unfair?

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., the days of dodging sales tax by shopping online came to an end in America, with a few minor exceptions. Twenty years ago, such a change in e-commerce tax rules would have sent shockwaves across the still-novel Internet. Yet the Read more about New Internet Sales Tax Rules – Is Wayfair Way Fair or Way Unfair?[…]

Using a Life Estate Deed for Lifelong Security and Tax Savings

A Life Estate is a simple, best-of-both-worlds tool that includes an ironclad guarantee that the current owner of a home (the life tenant) will never jeopardize his or her lifetime right to occupy and enjoy the home, and provides for a swift and effortless transfer of the home when the life tenant passes away. What Read more about Using a Life Estate Deed for Lifelong Security and Tax Savings[…]

The Best Ways to Avoid Probate and Streamline Estate Transfer

A well-structured estate plan facilitates the smooth and efficient transfer of assets to a decedent’s heirs without the long, grueling process known as probate, and ensures that loved ones are well provided for financially. What Is Probate? Derived from a Latin word meaning to prove, probate is the formal legal process through which the validity Read more about The Best Ways to Avoid Probate and Streamline Estate Transfer[…]