Don’t Forget to Protect Your Furry Family: Estate Planning for Your Pets

Many pets end up in shelters after their owner dies or becomes incapacitated. In fact, the Humane Society estimates that between 100,00 to 500,000 pets are placed in shelters each year for exactly this reason, and a large number of these animals are ultimately euthanized. Unfortunately, the law considers pets to be nothing more than … Read more

How to Maximize Your Start-Up Cost Deductions

Coming up with a solid concept for a new business and working to get your operation off the ground can be an expensive undertaking. But the good news is that you can write off a number of the expenses involved with the startup process. That said, the rules for deducting startup expenses are a bit … Read more

7 Questions To Consider When Purchasing Disability Insurance

If you earn a good living now, but you worry about not having enough money for a future time when you cannot work due to illness or injury, disability insurance is your answer. However, you need to make sure you are getting an insurance policy that will meet your needs and not waste your money. … Read more

How Your Choice of Business Entity Affects Your Tax Obligations—Part 2

Along with personal liability protection, record-keeping requirements, and how you plan to finance your operation, one of the main factors to consider when choosing an entity structure for your business is deciding how you want your company to pay taxes. Your choice of entity will not only determine the rate at which your business is … Read more

How To Manage Your Digital Accounts After Your Death—Part 3

If you have preferences about what happens to your digital footprint after your death, you need to take action. Otherwise, your online legacy will be determined for you—and not by you. If you have any online accounts, such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Apple, or Amazon, you have a digital legacy, and that legacy is … Read more

How Your Choice Of Business Entity Affects Your Tax Obligations—Part 1

Along with personal liability protection, record-keeping requirements, and how you plan to finance your operation, one of the main factors to consider when choosing an entity structure for your business is deciding how you want your company taxed. Your choice of entity will not only determine the rate at which your business is taxed, as … Read more

How To Manage Your Digital Accounts After Your Death—Part 2

If you have any online accounts, such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Apple, or Amazon, you have a digital legacy, and that legacy is yours to preserve or lose. Following your death, unless you’ve planned ahead, your online accounts will either survive indefinitely, automatically expire after a period of inactivity, or have specific processes that … Read more

10 Pitfalls To Avoid With Your Company’s Legal Agreements—Part 1

Last week, in part one, we covered the first five of ten pitfalls that can put your company in serious jeopardy if you take the DIY route with your legal agreements. Here in part two, we’ll cover the five remaining pitfalls that you’re likely to encounter when taking a DIY approach with these vital documents.  … Read more

How To Manage Your Digital Accounts After Your Death — Part 1

If you have preferences about what happens to your digital footprint after your death, you need to take action. Otherwise, your online legacy will be determined for you—and not by you. If you have any online accounts, such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Apple, or Amazon, you have a digital legacy, and that legacy is … Read more

10 Pitfalls To Avoid With Your Company’s Legal Agreements—Part 1

Agreements are the heart of your business. Your entire business is one vast series of agreements: agreements with investors and lenders, clients and vendors, employees and contractors, as well as partners and customers. Yet, despite the critical role they play in a company’s success, far too many business owners fail to take their agreements seriously. … Read more