Beneficiary and Fiduciary Liability for Income, Gift and Estate Taxes

Beneficiary and Fiduciary Liability for Income, Gift and Estate Taxes

It can be either a blessing or a curse to be appointed as the Personal Representative of an estate or Trustee of a trust (collectively a “Fiduciary”). One of the most over looked aspects of the job is...

Portuguese Real Estate Market Looks Subdued in the Near Term

Portuguese Real Estate Market Looks Subdued in the Near Term

Picture the Algarve with its sun soaked Mediterranean coast, warm, dry climate for most of the year, beaches after beaches of white, powdery sand, mountains and orange groves and it’s easy to understa...

After You Buy a House: Does Making additional Mortgage Payments Pay Off?

After You Buy a House: Does Making additional Mortgage Payments Pay Off?

You’ve closed the deal to buy a house. And you’ve probably written one of the biggest checks you will ever write in your life at closing. But it might be a good time to think about the way you will ma...

Canadian Real Estate Market

Canadian Real Estate Market

As a homeowner, you can reasonably expect the equity in your home to increase over time as your mortgage is paid down. That, combined with regular appreciation in character values, can be a rapid and ...

Tips on Choosing a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

Tips on Choosing a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

There are probably over 10 pages and in some bigger cities maybe over 20 pages of personal injury attorney listings in any given phone book. So, how do you pick the right one for your case? Personal i...

Arbitration Versus Litigation in Financial Fraud situations

Arbitration Versus Litigation in Financial Fraud situations

If you have suffered losses from securities fraud, there are several factors that help in calculating which legal proceeding will best fit your claim: · The amount of money you lost · The amount of mo...

Applying For A VA Loan – Is It Difficult?

Applying For A VA Loan – Is It Difficult?

The home mortgage loans guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have been a popular way for veterans and active duty service members to provide their first homes for over 70 years. Becau...

Civil Law: What It Is, And How It Affects You

Civil Law: What It Is, And How It Affects You

Civil law is one of those subjects many people don’t know much about (no, watching those court TV shows is no replace truly learning what civil law is), and however it affects them every day. If you’r...

Why Insurance Agency Websites Need SSL

Why Insurance Agency Websites Need SSL

There are many powerful reasons why insurance agency websites should move to SSL, including security, encryption and trust. Google is making a big push to move all websites to SSL, and said that as of...

Health Insurance – Cancer Medication Coverage Limitations

Health Insurance – Cancer Medication Coverage Limitations

Taxol is used to treat several forms of cancers. It can be used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. It can also be used to treat acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related ...

Managers As Talent Magnets – Building a Progressive Organization

Managers As Talent Magnets – Building a Progressive Organization

As the world experiences uncertainty, be it in technology, markets, talent, or the opportunity scenery, organizations continue to grapple with managing human capital challenges in terms of acquisition...

Why You Should Consider Offering a VTB When You’re Selling Your Proper…

Why You Should Consider Offering a VTB When You’re Selling Your Proper…

When economic times are good (real estate sells quickly, employment is rising as are incomes, all is well), you often see fewer VTBs. This is because the access to credit (getting loans/mortgages/line...

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