7 Tips For Being the “Boss” of Your Boss

Download Printable Article By Kristina Schneider, Executive Assistant An executive assistant is probably one of the most important support staff members that any busy professional could possibly have, regardless of his or her profession. One of the things that we hear all the time from our boss, Phil Kavesh, is that his executive assistant is actually his boss. Of course, this doesn’t give us, as executive assistants, the same kind of “power” that a normal boss might have over an employee. What being the boss of your boss means is that you are supporting your boss and directing his or…

Harvesting Capital Losses

Download Printable Article By Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished), CGMA The recent volatility in the stock market should reinforce the idea that it’s not what you earn that counts, but what you keep. In 2013 the top tax rate on dividends and long-term capital gains increased from 15% to 20%. When the 3.8% surtax on net investment income is added, the total tax rate on interest, rents, dividends, annuities, royalties, non-business capital gains and passive activities can increase the total tax rate to as much as 23.8% for long-term capital gains. Over time, taxes can have a profound…

The Top 8 Mistakes Estate Planning Attorneys Make When Buying or Selling a Practice

Download Printable Article By Philip J. Kavesh, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), CFP®, ChFC, California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law If you’re an estate planning attorney, like it or not, you will exit the practice of law someday. And I’m sure if you’ve already built a good practice, you would like to see a smooth, professional transition of your clients when the time comes, as well as maximize the financial return for all of your many years of hard work. If you’re an estate planning attorney who is still building your practice, you are probably looking…