As a business owner, you must thoroughly understand how cardholder data is collected and flows through the business in order to comply with the security standards of the PCI Security Standards Council. Here are the twelve PCI Data Security Standards that you must comply with if you plan to accept credit and debit card payments.
Whenever someone so beloved dies so young, it highlights just how critical it is for every adult, especially those with young children, to create an estate plan to ensure their loved ones are properly protected and provided for when they die or in the event of their incapacity. While the death of Kobe, his daughter, and the others is terribly sad, it motivates you to get your estate planning handled the right way, or updated, the tragedy just might have some positive impact.
It is critically important that you determine whether the CCPA or a similar law will impact your business to avoid hefty fines and being sued by individuals affected as a part of a class action for damages. Knowing what your business needs to comply with the new law is also important for its success. Read here to know more.
The changes ushered in by the SECURE Act have dramatic implications for both your retirement and estate planning strategies—and not all of them are positive. Here are three of the SECURE Act’s biggest changes and how they stand to affect your retirement account both during your lifetime and after your death.
Whether you’re in the midst of a divorce, have been divorced for years, or are married with a prenup, it’s critical that you meet with your Personal Family Lawyer® and qualified tax advisor to discuss how this provision of the TCJA stands to affect you. Depending on your situation, you may modify your existing legal agreements to bring them into better alignment with the new rules or, establish a planning tool that could offset or lessen the new law’s impact on your tax obligations.
Though estate planning is mainly viewed as a way to pass on your financial wealth and property, when done right, it also enables you to preserve and pass on your true legacy: your memories, values, and wisdom. And it can also be a source of overall healing in the family. With the right support, having these all-important final conversations doesn’t have to be intimidating or awkward at all.
Safeguarding your child's inheritance is critically important to ensure that what you pass on is there when it's needed the most and put to the best use possible. Hence, choosing the right trustee and writing up guidelines and directions on how you'd like the trust assets to be used ensures your trustee is aware of your values and wishes when making distributions, therefore, prevent your heirs from going through court and conflict.
It is critically important that you understand your Life Insurance Settlement Options, whether you're the policy holder or beneficiary in order to maximize your policy's financial benefit and to reduce potential taxes. It is also important that you choose the settlement option that is best suited for your particular needs. Learn here the importance of each of them.
Selling your appreciated assets will not give you as many tax and income benefits as a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) will. Don’t sell your assets when there are better options for you such as a CRT, where you will save yourself from income and estate taxes but still have a lifetime income for yourself and your family. Learn here about how donating to a Charitable Remainder Trust will benefit you as well as how it works and the different options available.