Garrett Sutton, who is my Asset Protection Attorney, heads up Corporate Direct. They help protect investors wealth by using different asset protection strategies such as LLC’s, etc.
He says, “Many corporate structures fail to protect because people don’t maintain them by paying the fees and staying on top of filing requirements. You have to maintain these structures, or you become vulnerable.”
They discuss different corporate strategies and how they vary from state to state. Some U.S. states have lower fees and better safeguards. Wyoming is excellent for Real Estate and Nevada is good for “C” corporations.
Insurance is always your first line of defense followed by a suitable corporate structure. Umbrella insurance policies will often provide additional protection from lawsuits. As the predator will get that first before going after the assets.
There are benefits with “C” corps. One example is the Tax Code now is lower and under...
Here is the new IRS TAX Withholding Calculator. This is best suited for anyone who earns Wages/W2 Income and you want to verify that your withholdings are sufficient going forward. You can access the calculator on the IRS website via this link.
If the event you need to increase your withholdings, you can do what our students are doing to mitigate the impact and start the 7 Day Free trial via the link below:
The IRS has done an exemplary job in providing us with the calculator early in the year so we can plan accordingly. In summary, here are the options if your withholdings are insufficient:
Those who earn their income on the right side of the quadrant (e.g. business owner and/or investor) most likely won't find the...
Jerry discusses Energold Drilling Group they provide drilling services in 24 countries and have over 270 rigs. They drill for oil and gas, geotechnical, mining, and water. They are the biggest drilling company in Mexico, and they also drill in Africa and Asia. They have been in business since the late 1990’s. They have diversified away from just mining in 2012. Overall this diversification has helped them avoid problems in the latest downturn in oil & gas. Their company provides the tools and experience to develop resources.
They perform directional drilling for cable companies for infrastructures like fiber optics and communications.
He discusses China’s “One Belt One Road” which is a five-year policy on infrastructure upgrades. China plans to grow the related countries in the Silk Road trade around the China-Russia border. This will be done through massive infrastructure upgrades including new highways, bridges, power lines and other related...
Back in the earlier part of this decade, when I had achieved Financial freedom (e.g. Passive Income Exceeded my Expenses) I created another goal which is the goal of Infinite Wealth.
I have witnessed people confusing investing in assets for buying a JOB. I learned early when one practices the rules contained in the Infinite Wealth Formula, it can prevent many mistakes and accelerate the journey. Remember, your most valuable asset is time.
The Infinite Wealth Formula is very easy to follow and consist of these three (3) easy steps.
Jeremy is a real estate investor he left the corporate sector in 2007. That is when he moved out of the stock markets and into cash flow investments. Back then it wasn’t easy to find opportunities in real estate since most investments were private. To help investors, he co-founded FIBI (For Investors By Investors) a non-profit organization to network with like-minded investors. Since 2007, they have grown and now have several chapters throughout Southern California. Their core foundation is not in selling anything but simply focusing on educating in various aspects of real estate.
He studies the markets and keeps up to date on economic data. He feels that there will be decent GDP growth in the first two quarters of the year but that this may taper off toward the end of the year. The second half of the year may result in profits going back into corporations pockets and optimism may wane. The US Treasury yield curve may flatten before the next recession. However, the amount of...
Rick discusses how Sprott is a Canadian company that manages 11 billion in assets. They focus exclusively on natural resource investments. He has been in the business for forty years and experienced four market cycles.
The resource business is very cyclical, and you have to be a contrarian investor if you are in this space. The recent bear market has been spectacular in which prices fell on average by sixty percent. The resource index for equities declined by 88%. We are currently coming out of that bear market.
The more risk you take, the more reward you can gain, but you have to put there time and effort into it. Early bull market gains can be obtained by just buying the best companies. There is a difference between investment and speculation, and you need to figure out where you are as an investor.
You should invest in yourself before you invest in markets. You should start by reading the intelligent investor by Ben Graham, and Rick feels its the best investment book he has...
Adrian is President & CEO of Adrian Day Asset Management they personalize their investor’s holdings to meet their clients underlying needs. Different clients have different stocks with their firm, and for that reason, the performance will be different. They manage accounts globally and hold equities from around the world. They also invest in smaller market cap companies but are very careful with their due diligence.
Many gold mining companies have written off billions of dollars in assets that were purchased at high prices. There are exceptions like Franco Nevada who held onto their funds and did a buying spree when prices were low. Many companies don’t work with the underlying financial cycles. There seems to be a direct correlation between management payroll and assets being written off.
He discusses the various bad decisions that mining companies have been making. Decisions like buying assets when prices are high, dilution of shares and overpaying management....
Collin is a founder of Palisade Global Investments Ltd. a company that is focused on the junior mining sector. He explains that junior miners are similar in many ways to new technology companies. Some of them become very successful in making new discoveries however many will fail. Larger mining companies need to replenish their in the ground assets and they often accomplish this by purchasing these smaller companies after they make discoveries.
Currently, nearly every asset class in the world is at all-time highs. The only sector that is relatively depressed is the resource sector. This is the kind of sector where you can and should buy whenever prices are low.
They try to identify and understand what commodities will soon be in demand and then gain exposure to companies that will benefit greatly from these coming higher prices. Commodities that are interesting right now include the battery metals like cobalt, lithium, and nickel. These battery metals are used by electric vehicles...
Buck Joffrey is a medical doctor, asset manager, and podcaster. He defines wealth as the freedom to do what you want with your time. His show is another tool that can help you create multiple streams of income that do not involve trading more of your time.
He is a surgeon of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and head/neck surgery until he retired from the field at 42. He started a podcast to teach highly educated professionals that are missing out on the means to capitalize on real wealth. There is a clear lack of education in this area.
His podcast is an informational one and is focused on Accredited Investors. They discuss opportunities in tax mitigation and asset classes. His background is in entrepreneurship, and he says that while this is not for everyone there can be tremendous advantages. Moving to the passive side of the cash-flow quadrant by becoming a business investor can really bring benefits.
He has recently become involved with “life settlements” which is a...
The recent volatility in the stock market should NOT be a surprise if you have been following my warnings. If you didn't read the post please do so via this link. Perhaps if those geniuses on Wall Street where on my list, they would be more prepared and could advise their clients. An investor and/or any Financial Advisor "Must Be Able to See The Future Today". Otherwise, it's meaningless.
Therefore, I have consolidated my list of Risk Management Strategies which I have implemented over the last 12 to 24 months or so.
Here are the Top Risk Management Strategies every investor should implement as soon as possible;