Financial abuse of the elderly is on the rise and it is an unfortunate fact that predators emerge during times of upheaval to take advantage of people. That means the COVID-19 pandemic can leave your parents vulnerable in more ways than one. Even when things go back to normal, this chronic problem of financial exploitation will still be a risk so it is very important to take extra steps and educate your parents about the possible risks it may bring to their wealth and your future inheritance.
Setting up an estate plan is critically important for business owners because owning a business is challenging even in the best of times and with the current global pandemic, things are much more overwhelming as you pivot to build the most stability for you and your business. If a whole estate plan feels too overwhelming right now, at least get an inventory of your assets and business in place, where your loved ones/partners and your team could access if you become ill or die. Learn more here.
Proactive measures to help stave off risks posed by the big wealth transfer is important to make sure your wealth is protected and put to the best use possible, regardless of how much or how little wealth you plan to pass on or stand to inherit. Having a comprehensive plan and openly discussing your values and legacy with your loved ones is another key way to ensure your planning strategies work exactly as you intended. Here are several important actions to take for wealth transfer.
Scammers view seniors as easy targets and nowadays, they use a wide array of sophisticated and highly effective tactics which even the most intelligent and educated can be duped. Be alert and protect your aging loved ones and yourself from such predators by knowing the three big red flags of financial exploitation we listed to safeguard your family's finances.
Staying in control is the key to good governance and here are 4 key practices to help you. Practicing good governance of the LLC helps make the intent and purpose of the LLC clear to its members and to outside parties. These practices will help you in conflict by providing a clear picture of what you intended for the LLC. Read here on how to practice good governance.
One of the most important steps when starting your business is deciding what you will name it. Choosing a name takes a lot of work and research because you want to make sure you have a unique name. It is also important to make sure your business is easily found online and not confused with others. Here are some more important points regarding the name of your business.
There are many things you are thinking about when starting your new business and it can all easily get overwhelming. One of the biggest questions you ask yourself might be whether to form a limited liability company taxed as a partnership (LLC) or a corporation making an S election (S corp). We have summarized the similarities and differences between both here for you so you can have a better understanding before making this important decision.
Closing down your business for any reason requires steps that must be taken before you move on. It is important that you do this process the right way so that you are not facing any difficulties in the future and are not personally liable for anything. Here are some of the most important steps you must take during the process of closing down your business.