There are 2 key objectives in wealth management. There are rules and then there is strategy. The purpose must be effectively intertwined with the laws on the books, and then mixed with the products and services available. And, it all must be documented effectively.
The riddle to the tax math problem has been solved. 60% of nothing equals nothing. 95% of the world will not do business in the USA or pay their fair share if the business environment is not competitive and customer friendly. The United States population is about 311 million people which represents about 4.5 percent of the worlds’ 7 billion viable consumers. For the United States to remain a world leader in business, it must remain competitive on a global level with regard to government effectiveness, economic development for entrepreneurial growth, and the costs of doing business.
As the old sage says, “60% of nothing is still nothing”. So, if you raise taxes, less people participate. Even with higher rates, you get less. But with competitive rates, you always get more. Examples are Walmart, Target, Amazon, Economic Hubs like Dubai UAE, or other. Whether you are President Obama, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden, or Mitt Romney, there are eternal truths about tax policy that can make or break a government budget, businesses, and families.
Accredited Business Education – Financial Literacy and Innovation – CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Board urged to Recognize Double Accredited Program Education and Exams and Related CertificationsPosted September 14th, 2012 by George Mentz JD, MBA, CWM, MFP - International Lawyer and Award Winning Author
Financial literacy and education is becoming central to investors and the general public alike. The CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other global organizations are looking for answers about how to raise the bar with financial education. Responding to the call for consultation or proposals from the CFPB, the AAFM American Academy of Financial Management ® and their General Counsel George Mentz, JD, MBA have sent a letter regaring the highest standards of accredited program exams and government recognized business schools in the United States and worldwide. AAFM offers graduate certifications through accredited education and exams for certifications such as CWM Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Risk Analyst.
Recently, I was reviewing some stock charts on top performing businesses that are publicly traded. I was delightfully surprised to see many of my favorite companies which I regularly patronize on the leading-stocks lists. The question that this exercise forces us to examine is: where have you been spending your dollars lately? If you have been to the typical strip-mall, used technology, priced transportation, or paid for health care, there are generally businesses earning revenues from your monthly home-budget or generalized business spending.
10 Things to Consider before Selecting a Wealth Manager or Financial Analyst – By George Mentz, Esq.Posted July 17th, 2012 by George Mentz JD, MBA, CWM, MFP - International Lawyer and Award Winning Author
When you select a financial advisor or wealth manager, it is important to check their credentials and experience. There are hundreds of business schools and designations out there, but it is best to make sure if the advisor has level-2 education and exams from a double-accredited business program such as the ACBSP or AACSB. These doulble accredited business schools represent approximately the top 15 percent of schools internationally.
Investment Taxation- Long-Term Tax Rates Set to Explode – By G Mentz, Esq.
Starting in 2013, federal and state taxes hikes are set to hit many of the nations hardest working families and retirees. If you have a company or appreciated asset that you are planning to sell, you may want to do it before the end of the year. Beginning in 2013, the cost and taxes on selling any tangible asset or your business may go up by a whopping 60 percent.
For tax year 2012, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
By law, the dollar amounts for a variety of tax provisions, affecting virtually every taxpayer, must be revised each year to keep pace with inflation. New dollar amounts affecting 2012 returns, filed by most taxpayers in early 2013, include the following:
The US Economy, Taxes, & the United Nations – Bold Innovations Needed – Tax Reform and Benefits Reform – by George Mentz, JD, MBA, CWMPosted June 4th, 2012 by George Mentz JD, MBA, CWM, MFP - International Lawyer and Award Winning Author
According to the WESP World Economic Situation and Prospects Report from the United Nations, the US and global economy is in a rut and having extreme difficulty moving forward. The report recommends that governments must be innovative and think of new strategies to cooperate with business and the workers to stimulate the economy.
The number of electronic filing and payment options increases every year, which helps reduce your burden and also improves the timeliness and accuracy of tax returns. When it comes to filing your tax return, however, the law provides that the IRS can assess a penalty if you fail to file, fail to pay or both.