Posts by Michael Reese

REINING IN THE REGULATIONS

There is an ongoing debate both in the U.S. and globally as to the value of government regulations in the business world. Conservatives believe the legislators should stay out of the boardroom and allow market capitalism and free enterprise to play out, permitting the natural forces of competition to reign in poor business practices. Liberals,…

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OBAMACARE 2.0 – MINUS THE OBAMA

If there was one universal theme that helped the GOP take control of the 2016 elections it was the party’s commitment to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. Now that they have settled into office, Republicans are grappling with the moving parts of health care reform and…

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EMERGING RISKS IN 2017

When it comes to financial investments, we keep a constant eye on how they’re growing. That’s the reason we have them in the first place. For physical possessions, on the other hand, we may not consider the value they can accrue over time. While we purchase insurance for many things these days, it’s important to…

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ALIGNING CHARITABLE AND BUSINESS INTERESTS

For decades, many wealthy taxpayers have donated money to charities as a positive way to offset taxes. It is a viable tax-cutting strategy. But for some, the tax strategy takes a backseat to the primary of goal of doing something good. Both individual and corporate donors want the money they contribute to be used efficiently…

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Incapacity Planning

Accidents happen. They’re sudden and generally unexpected. But at least people can wrap their minds around the fact that a change has occurred and subsequent decisions must be made, often by people not involved in the accident. Aging tends to work differently. It tiptoes up so you don’t even realize it’s happened. This makes planning…

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Risk in the New World

The investment world is constantly changing thanks to advances in technology, big data, information transparency, the global economy and ever-fluctuating trends in consumer sentiment and populist politics. While investment risks may run rampant these days, it’s important to remember that risk is personal. To help guide your investment decisions, you should assess and prioritize what…

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