Category: Finance

Combining Captive Insurance Companies With Estate Planning

Business owners may find many benefits from establishing captive insurance companies (you have to have insurance anyway, right?) with their estate planning. Randy Fox explains the ins and outs of establishing such a company and the future benefits that it can bring you — for example, transferring wealth without making taxable gifts.

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Shop Smart for Payroll Providers

As your head count grows, so do payroll hassles. Many companies look to outside vendors to handle payroll responsibilities when it becomes too much to handle in-house. Morey Stettner provides guidance on when and where to outsource.

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Why Tax Policy Is a Dissembler’s Paradise

All politics is the art of deception, none more so than the oft-repeated claim about “tax cuts for the rich.” First, the extension of the rate cuts of 2003 that President Obama grudgingly agreed to in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits is not in any way a reduction of income tax. The only question was whether everyone’s tax liability was going to increase in January.

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The New Risk Paradigm for Corporate Governance

Effective risk management oversight by boards of directors — accompanied by risk-centric culture and governance — is the best defense against earnings surprises, reputational and legal problems, and financial ruin. Here are seven essential questions every board must consider.

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