Leasing Company Cars

Among consumers, leasing cars is increasingly popular. According to Experian Automotive, a data provider, a record 27.5% of new cars financed in the first quarter of 2013 were leased, compared with 24.4% one year earlier. Thus, if you provide company cars to one or...

Real Estate Investing with REITs

As the memory of the financial crisis recedes, the real estate market shows signs of recovery. You may believe excellent investment opportunities exist now—and that might be the case. Nevertheless, you may be reluctant to buy investment property. Inexperienced...

Trim Steep New Taxes with a Charitable Trust

High-income taxpayers face escalated effective tax rates as a result of new tax laws. Moreover, the higher rates are not limited to athletes, entertainers, and corporate CEOs who regularly collect substantial paychecks and bonuses. Taxpayers who ordinarily are in...

Funding a Small Business Succession Plan

Our blogposts have previously described the two key elements of a succession plan for a privately held company: putting a value on the business and finding the right successor. Even with those two ingredients, however, a succession plan can’t be considered a success...

The Paradox of Long-Term Care Insurance

Eyeing 21st century America rationally, long-term care (LTC) insurance would seem to be an idea whose time has come. Life expectancy is increasing, so more people will reach a point where they’ll decline physically or mentally and, thus, will require constant help....