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Common Contract Mistakes

Common Contract Mistakes

How we use Contracts. Common Mistakes relating to contracts. Not only are contracts an important part of doing business, they are an important part of everyday life. In this post, I will address three of the more common mistakes people make when it comes to contracts....

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Timeshare in a Trust

Timeshare in a Trust

Should You Leave Your Timeshare in Your Trust? Timeshare in a trust. Do you own a timeshare? Over the past few decades owning a timeshare has become a popular investment. Whether you purchased it as a vehicle for a great family vacation, an occasional getaway, or to...

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Capital Gains. What is Capital Gains?

Capital Gains. What is Capital Gains?

What is Capital Gains? This post will provide a Capital Gains 101 overview. There are many special rules that apply to how you acquire your capital assets, how long you hold them, and how different assets are treated. I am not a tax lawyer, CPA, or other tax...

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Book Contract Key Elements.

Book Contract Key Elements.

Key Elements of a Book Contract. Whether you are being traditionally published or being published by a vanity (aka subsidy) press, you will almost always be required to sign a book or publishing contract. This agreement will spell out the terms of your relationship...

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Copyright Protects What?

Copyright Protects What?

What is a Copyright? Copyrights are part of the intellectual property (IP) bundle of rights. Other forms of IP that are part of the bundle ar trademarks, patents, rights of publicity, and trade sectrest. A copyright is a legal form of protection for “original” works...

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Fear and Money – Part 2

Fear and Money – Part 2

Fear and Money Conversations when talking about wealth. Here are a few more examples of common fears that prevent open, honest, and transparent communication about family wealth.  Fear of Treating Heirs Unequally and Fostering Sibling Rivalry Fear and money. Each...

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Action is Key | Esteemable Acts

Action is Key | Esteemable Acts

I once had a beautiful plant. It sat on my dining-room table for three weeks as I waited for it to blossom. Each week, I waited for something to happen. By week three, instead of a luscious blooming bush, what revealed itself was a dry, shriveled piece of nothing. I...

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Copyright Small Claims

Copyright Small Claims

Copyright Small Claims - a Gift to Copyright Owners Are you a copyright owner with an infringement claim of less than $30,000? If so, there is possibly good news for you. In December 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement of 2020...

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