Still protecting your loved ones and finances with your Grandpa’s kind of life insurance that can only be paid to your family if you die? Living Benefits life insurance is the smartphone of protection for making sure your family is taken care of even if you don’t die. With Living Benefits, you have the ability to accelerate your death benefit while you’re still living if you suffer a heart attack, cancer diagnosis, stroke, or any other Critical, Chronic, or Terminal illness. Living Benefits safeguard your family from the cause of 50% of the bankruptcies in the U.S. every year – medical bankruptcy following a critical illness.
You’re running your business. No time to do this, no time to do that but have you thought of everything you need to think of in protecting your business. Is your business protected from all perils and situations?
If you or your business partner had a major health issue how does the business continued to run if either can’t work?
If you or your partner wants to leave the business or retire are you able to do that and accommodate the other with their value in the business?
How about divorce how does that affect your business?
What’s is your legacy for the business, keep it a family, sale to an employee, sell to a third-party?
A lot of questions I know but have you considered any of these? Do you understand any of these situations and what it takes to address them? the following will give you some idea of what goes into making these types of decisions.
View this video, it provides an understanding of the many aspects of business preservation.
Here are some key terms and definitions related to this topic:
Tax planning -Tax planning is the analysis of a financial situation or plan from a tax perspective. The purpose of tax planning is to ensure tax efficiency. Reduction of tax liability and maximizing the ability to contribute to retirement plans are crucial for success.
Business Preservation – and protection is the first stage: Helping to ensure protection against unexpected pitfalls.
Risk Mitigation – The four types of risk mitigating strategies include risk avoidance, acceptance, transference, and limitation. Avoid: In general, risks should be avoided that involve a high probability impact for both financial loss and damage.
Business Continuity – the planning and preparation of a company to make sure it overcomes serious incidents or disasters and resumes its normal operations within a reasonably short period. Recovery: arrangements have to be made to recover or restore business functions that fail for some reason.
Best practices for business preservation is absolutely critical. Below are a few financial mechanisms that can prepare your business and preserve if any of the above situations take place.
Buy Sell Agreements – A buy and sell agreement is a legally binding contract used to reallocate a share of business if an owner dies or otherwise leaves the business. Also known as a buy-sell agreement, a buyout agreement, a business will, or a business prenup, buy and sell agreements are used by sole proprietorships, partnerships, and closed corporations to divide the business share or interest of a proprietor, partner, or shareholder.
Key Person Coverage – A company purchases a life insurance policy on its key employee(s), pays the premiums and is the beneficiary of the policy. If that person unexpectedly dies, the company receives the insurance payoff.
Risk Transference – a risk management and control strategy that involves the contractual shifting of a pure risk from one party to another. One example is the purchase of an insurance policy, by which a specified risk of loss is passed from the policyholder to the insurer.
Business Succession – A succession plan is a written document that provides for the continued operation of a business in the event that the owner—or a key member of the management team—leaves the company, is terminated, becomes incapacitated, retires, or dies.
Own Retirement – What about it? Is your business set-up to let you retire?
We go to school for 12 to 16 years and learn reading, writing and arithmetic; but never learn “HOW MONEY WORKS”!
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Lets face it we are surrounded by taxes. Taxes to the left of us (by left I mean more) and taxes to the right of us (by right I mean a little less?) and stuck in the middle with no end insight. You probably never stopped to think how many taxes there are? Well, thats right you could fill a well with all the taxes we have.
Fees & Tolls
Other Tax . . . You get the picture.
“Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” The famous quote by US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is inscribed above the entrance to the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service. Most people don’t have a clue what he meant, or in what context the statement was made.
At the time when Justice Holmes wrote that statement, the average tax rate in the Land of the Free was 3.5%
All taxes adversely affect ability to save. Since rich people save more than the poor, progressive rate of taxation reduces savings potentiality. This means low level of investment.
The biggest difference between the wealthy and the middle class is the time the wealthy spend thinking of ways to minimize their taxes. Learn how taxes can make an enormous impact on your retirement savings, and how to minimize that impact.
The difference between the rich and poor is both work hard for their money but wealthy people make their money work for them. Find money in their budget to invest and do it on a regular basis and potentially tax free. Building financial assets rather than liabilities.
There is one way to help offset your tax bill especially at the most critical time of your life and thats at retirement. You’re about to change how your income is generated and could be less than what you were bringing in while still working. You might say that my tax rate will come down — Do you know that for sure and if you do then tell me the next Super Bowl winner because you must have a crystal ball. With all the challenges we have today with deficits, social security uncertainty, walls (sorry), who knows what is next and let alone what our tax rates will be??? View this video for some thoughts. *Warning* – before engaging in this video be aware you may get a slight distaste in your mouth when you see the end results.
The rule of 72 is an easy formula that can be used to estimate the number of years required to double the invested money at a given annual rate of return.
The rule is great for mental calculations to quickly indicate an approximate value. It may also be useful to compute the annual rate of compounded return from an investment given how many years it will take to double the investment.
Apply to inflation, GDP, population or anything that grows!
How to calculate the Rule of 72
By dividing 72 by the annual rate of return, you can obtain a rough estimate of how many years it will take for the initial investment to duplicate itself.
If you’re the technical type and want to know why the rule of 72 works, then go here. This will give a lot of the X, Y’s and Z’s or is it P’s and K’s? After all its algebraic. Remember, treat your money with emotion you’re certain to lose the money game. Treat your money with math and science and you’re sure to WIN the money game.
Compound interest is either working for you or against you. Deemed the greatest force in the universe by Albert Einstein, understanding how it works is the key to winning the money game. First, what is the definition: Compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum of a loan or deposit, or in other words, interest on interest. It is the result of reinvesting interest, rather than paying it out, so that interest in the next period is then earned on the principal sum plus previously accumulated interest. It works against you by paying interest in the form of a loan or working for you with earning interest by depositing principal into an investment.
How to understand compound interest so that you will earn more than pay more
It is also helpful to compare something to another for additional perspectives. Watch this video that compares simple interest to compound interest. (Compound Interest) If you’re the calculating type here is a link on how it is calculated. (How to Calculate Compound Interest)
Albert Einstein once said that “compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe.”
Compounding interest is earning interest on interest. It’s what helps turn money into more money. For anybody not just the wealthy. Investors refer to it as “magic of compounding” for the incredible way it grows your money at an accelerated pace. Compounding can super-charge the growth of your savings account, but it’s also relevant to investments. To get the greatest benefit of compounding, reinvest and don’t spend the earnings. To increase compound growth, invest more, let your money grow for a longer period of time, and find the best return rate you can. (Compound Interest Napkin Presentation)
how it all started, this trek of mine into internet marketing. For years I had
played with a website, omagic.com. I knew all the information I put on there,
and I got it to a place where it was “good enough.” Achieving such a lofty
place as “good enough,” I proceeded to let it coast. From my ill-informed
perspective, there was no need to do significant maintenance on my site. I was
getting phone calls, and some of them were actually prospective clients.
The internet only seems like magic…
Then in 2010, I realized I was barely getting any calls. Even the auto-dialer sales calls had ceased. So I did what I supposed any person looking for a party magician would do, I searched on Google. In the past, I had been on page 1 to 3, and I had assumed that was good enough. But on this day, I was not on page 1. Nor was I on page 2, or 3 for that matter. There were lots of other magicians on those pages, many of my friends and acquaintances, and several ones of whom I had absolutely no knowledge, and I wasn’t sure they were the “Best Kid’s Party Magician in Dallas.” I kept clicking the Google pages, one by one until I finally rested on page 13. There I was, about midway down the listing, about 125th. Of course I knew that no one would be so persistent to search that deeply, and I realized I would have to do something. That fateful search was in October of 2010. By December, I had made enough corrections to my site so to make it back on page 1 of Google. The phone rang, life was good.
“By December, I had made enough corrections to my site so to make it back on page 1 of Google. The phone rang, life was good.”
has gone through several changes since then. Actually, they go through changes
more often than you think. But one thing pretty much remains the same. Google
wants to make money. They do this by presenting to their users the BEST results
for their search query. To get the best results, Google relies on authoritative
down to the simple elements, a one page thesis on the benefits of hiring a kids
party magician, could get a high ranking in Google if it helps them make money,
i.e. it provides quality results for someone’s query. The more people reading and
referring to that one page, the more it is viewed as authoritative content. So,
if you write a page, share the link to that page on social media (facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, etc.) and then other people read and share, it
becomes popular and in the eyes of Google, authoritative. Now when someone
searches for the “Benefits of hiring a kids party magician”, if you have
performed all of the necessary steps, you could have an article that Google
ranks number 1. If you can ever get CNN, or ABC or other highly authoritative
sites to link to your article, it gets very easy to be number 1. Where are some
other authoritative sites? Educational and government sites are very
authoritative (.edu, .gov.) Also, in the field of magic, www.magicsam.com, www.magician.org,
and our very own www.dallasmagic.org
are authoritative sites.