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Thursday, August 29, 2019

This Labor Day, Think Like a Boss...

A recent report found that the US now has 27 Million Entrepreneurs!  Which raises the question: Why are there so many individuals wanting to go into business for themselves when it would be far ‘easier’ to be employed? As an entrepreneur myself, I can honestly say that it’s not just a personality type or functional reason, but also very much a trend to no longer follow in the footsteps of their forefathers as classic employees, regardless of the benefits.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Rules for Nevada Commerce Tax Filings!

Attention, Nevada Business Owners!!!  The Nevada Department of Taxation Updates Filing Requirements for the Commerce Tax...


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Important Estate Planning Considerations for LGBTQ Individuals & Families

Happy LGBTQ Pride Month!   

Most people, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, should make an estate plan. However, same-sex couples/families and LGBTQ individuals may have more to gain from making an estate plan than others because of the ever-changing nature of the laws surrounding LGBTQ issues.  An estate plan can also help clarify the nature their relationship for those family members or professionals who may not (sadly) understand it or approve of it.  In honor of Pride Month, this week's blog addresses 6 Key Estate Planning Issues to consider for LGBTQ families & individuals.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

4 Estate Planning Myths That Refuse To Die

Great article that covers common estate planning myths (that we hear about all the time)...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Why Your Family’s Money Belongs In Nevada — No Matter Where You Live

Great Forbes article on why Nevada is an excellent choice for estate planning & asset protection.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Helpful Tools for Organization

Spring has sprung! As our lives become busier, we tend to place organization on the lower end of the priority list.  Since Spring is the season of fresh starts, this is a great time to revisit the things you have been putting off and incorporate some tools to help you stay organized!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tax Savings Strategies to Implement NOW to Lower Your 2019 Tax Bill

Ahhh… Tax Season...  If you’re like many people, you may have filed an extension for your 2018 federal tax return, so take a look and see if any of these tips might apply to last year. Otherwise, be sure to make the most out of these ideas for your 2019 tax planning!


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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Buying Vs. Renting Commercial Real Estate: What Are The Tax Benefits?

Tax Fun for Business Owners!  A common dilemma that many business owners face is whether to own or rent a business property...


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trusts In The Age Of Trump: Time To Re-Engineer Your Estate Plan

Ashlea Ebeling with Forbes discusses what you need to know about some of the recent changes to federal tax law. 

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What California Wildfire Victims Should Know About Insurance And Loss Of Use

 by Megan Gorman, Forbes 
When California insurance broker Chris Thorndike awoke on Friday morning, he was besieged with an unusual amount of voicemail and inbox messages with the ominous title “Wildfire Updates”. From that moment on, Thorndike, who is President of NorthStar Risk Management & Insurance in Walnut Creek, California worked to help 15 of his clients under mandatory evacuation in the Malibu and Thousand Oaks area understand how their insurance would help them as the fires played out.


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Friday, November 23, 2018

3 Steps to Prepare your Children for an Inheritance

How do you prepare your children to receive an inheritance?  What can you do now to make them better money managers?  Passing your legacy to your children requires acknowledgement of family values and fiscal preparation, early on.  

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