Global Perspective Blog

Posted: Jan 30, 2017
Are you thinking of starting a business but do not have enough capital?  Consider creating a family limited partnership (FLP).  By pooling funds with family members you can open a business not otherwise possible due to lack of money or...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
There’s a time for buying life insurance and for many people it is when their first child is born.  Along the way, you may have increased your insurance coverage as more children and a larger mortgage became a part of life. If those babies are...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
There has been great controversy lately about regulatory changes impacting the financial industry.  One set of new rules in particular - the Department of Labor’s extension of the fiduciary standard to all those companies and agents providing...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
In a year characterized by the unexpected, maintaining a disciplined approach to managing your portfolio was our primary objective.  During the unsettled economic environment that existed during the first half of the year, we used market...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
We have lost several well-known artists this past year: David Bowie; Alan Rickman; Glenn Fry; Harper Lee; Garry Shandling; Prince; Gene Wilder; George Michael; and most recently Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.  These names are a...
Posted: Dec 21, 2016
From Mount Rushmore National Memorial to the Crazy Horse Memorial to the Corn Palace and Wall Drug, South Dakota offers numerous must-see attractions.  You might ask what a state with a  population of just 858,469 (as of July 1, 2015),...
Posted: Dec 02, 2016
As you reach the final stages of the divorce process, there is no time more critical to ensuring you accurately receive your agreed upon share of the community assets in order to launch your new life.   While the tough negotiating has been...
Posted: Nov 25, 2016
When companies have excess cash on their balance sheet, they have a few buckets they can allocate towards. However as it relates to sharing that cash with stockholders, it all comes down to buybacks and dividends. Whereas companies have long...
Posted: Nov 14, 2016
Now that we are well into the final quarter of the year, it’s time to think ahead to what is approaching taxpayers in just few short months. At this time every calendar year, the various government agencies release updated figures for a range of...
Posted: Nov 09, 2016
The unexpected victory of Donald Trump has been a reminder of the growing dissatisfaction many Americans have with the political establishment of this country.  Even though we can look to history, which tells us elections and presidents don’t...

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