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Special Needs Trusts for People Without Special Needs? »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Would it surprise you if your professional advisor recommended “special needs” planning when you don’t have any special needs children or grandchildren? It’s important to think about things that might happen to your loved ones […]

Your 2017 »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  Your highest return on hours invested should occur at the end of each year. Over the next few weeks you should be planning your 2017. Today’s Moment discusses this important topic. Your Hourly Rate I’m still amazed that most (90%+) individuals […]

Our Corridors of Innovation »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website Last week we talked about the importance of having a positive relationship with failure. Some of you correctly added that in some areas of the country, failure is not only tolerated, it is worn as a badge of honor. It’s no […]

My Continuing Positive Relationship with Failure »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  I was running my mouth in Boston a while back, as I’m wont to do, when someone asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks. The question: “How does it feel to go through life as a Midas Manager…to […]

Let’s Talk About Finland »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  Since none of us have been to Finland, nor are we likely ever to go, I thought it would be nice to write about that Scandinavian country in today’s Moment. First a factoid. Back in Napoleon’s time, Finland was owned by […]

Gifting Strategies for the Family Business »

CLICK HERE to return to the website Gary Fitzgerald’s Newsletter, Let’s Talk About…… To subscribe to the newsletter CLICK HERE Every day in America there are stories of families losing their multi-generational business or family farm because they had to liquidate in order to pay estate taxes. Most estate planners strive to reduce the impact […]

Every Forty Years – Revisited »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  It took longer than expected, but Nixon’s Silent Majority finally showed up last week. I suspect Nixon knew at the time that mainly uneducated white men would comprise this majority, because back then, that was the main demographic of America. I […]

What Would Bill Do? »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  The mental journey of my recent book – Time Really Is Money – began when I first heard the story of Bill Gates and the $100 bill. Apparently Bill was strolling through an airport (as if) when he by chance wandered […]

The Math Of America »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  This may be the most unsettled period in non-war US history. No wonder both presidential candidates have the largest negatives since such statistics have been compiled. But what really is going on here? It appears the math of America is so […]

Is It Time To Blow-Up The Matrix? »

MidasMoments: Rob Slee’s Comments on the Nation CLICK HERE to return to our website  As you may recall, I am living the first Matrix movie. Specifically, I’m playing the role of Morpheus, battling beyond reason the simulated reality created by the machines. In my real reality, the machines are the U.S. institutions (political parties…special interests…mass […]