Thousands of people, many of them not yet born, stand to benefit from the generosity of Paul Metzger, the Laurel farmer who left $38 million from his estate to St. Vincent Healthcare and the Billings Clinic.
What’s next in corporate travel technology? Your smart phone is your hotel room key? Yes, it’s on its way and in some cases, already here.
There are good business reasons why companies, large and small, should participate in charitable giving. Studies have shown that customers have a positive reaction toward a product or company that supports charitable causes. Donations of money, property and inventory and expenses related to giving can be tax deductible. These are fine reasons for charitable giving.
When running or starting your own business, it can be easy to slip into self-deception. This begins when you start rationalizing any opposing evidence that is presented against your business idea.
Everyone tells you to meet with the decision maker.
Estate planning is a task that people tend to put off, as any discussion of “the end” tends to be off-putting. However, those who leave this world without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.