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Selling a Business? Here are 8 Ways to Minimize Your Taxes:

By |June 8th, 2021|Research Insights, Guest Posts, 1042 QRP Solutions, Tax Efficient Investing|

When an owner sells their business, the IRS and state taxing authorities will be there to take as much of it as they lawfully can. This one sale can lead to the largest tax payment [...]

Compound Your Knowledge: Episode 2–ESOPs, Factors, Incentives

By |January 25th, 2019|Compound Your Knowledge, Research Insights, Factor Investing, Podcasts and Video, Media, 1042 QRP Solutions|

In today's video, we examine three posts. First, we examine ESOPs and 1042 QRP (qualified replacement property) with Doug Pugliese. Second, we examine a guest post by Nicolas Rabener examining Value, Momentum and Carry over [...]

1042 QRP: How to Finance a Seller Note

By |January 23rd, 2019|Research Insights, 1042 QRP Solutions, Tax Efficient Investing|

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP”) create unique opportunities for business owners and their employee-participants to build wealth through their companies. To foster broader adoption of ESOPs, Congress instituted a number of attractive tax advantages benefitting [...]

Podcast: The Benefits of ESOPs for Business Owners and Investment Advisors (Wes & Doug)

By |April 16th, 2018|Podcasts and Video, 1042 QRP Solutions|

Here is a link to our podcast on Behind the Markets In this episode of Behind the Markets hosts Wes Gray & Doug Pugliese take us through the marvelous world of employee stock ownership plans. [...]

ESOP Attorney — How to Hire One and Why It Matters

By |December 12th, 2017|1042 QRP Solutions, Tax Efficient Investing|

The sequential process by which ESOP advisory teams are assembled by business owners requires that they get it right–from the start. An ESOP attorney is the linchpin in that process. Here is what you need to know.

Avoiding Traumatic ESOP 1042 Election Distress

By |August 1st, 2017|1042 QRP Solutions|

Medical scientists have identified a disorder, known as Traumatic 1042 Election Distress, that can afflict business owners who pursue Section 1042 sales of their company stock to an ESOP. The researchers recently concluded their clinical study, based on observations of hundreds patients over the past 30 years. Their newly published findings identify common stress patterns observed among business owner patients. The disorder is curable if diagnosed early.

1042 Exchange: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By |June 20th, 2017|1042 QRP Solutions, Strategy Background, Tax Efficient Investing|

This particular Greek dilemma is what came to mind when I first encountered an ESOP. I observed that business owners who sold shares to an ESOP seemed, like Odysseus, to find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They could elect to pursue a 1042 exchange and bypass the Scylla of capital gains taxes, but in doing so they had to roll their sale proceeds into qualified replacement property. That path would likely lead to the Charybdis of Floating Rate Notes. These special ESOP bonds are the predominant 1042 exchange asset in the marketplace, a fact that belies their relative shortcomings as an investment asset. Just how unattractive floating rate notes are, and why they became the default 1042 rollover strategy among financial advisors, is the subject of this article. However, unlike Odysseus, business owners seeking to implement 1042 exchanges have more affordable and transparent paths to navigate between a rock and a hard place.

Research Portal: 1042 ESOP Rollovers for Business Owners

By |May 15th, 2017|1042 QRP Solutions, Strategy Background|

Like most people confronting a perplexing challenge, business owners who are contemplating a Section 1042 sale of their equity to an ESOP frequently turn to the internet as an initial point of reference to research their [...]

1042 QRP: Weighing the High Cost of Floating Rate Notes

By |January 25th, 2017|1042 QRP Solutions, Strategy Background, Tax Efficient Investing|

This cost-benefit analysis of floating rate notes as a 1042 QRP asset class will open your eyes to their high costs, ongoing fees and sub-optimal attributes

1042 Qualified Replacement Property: An Overview of ESOP Rollover Strategies

By |December 28th, 2016|1042 QRP Solutions, Key Research|

Executive Summary Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP”) offer a variety of liquidity, tax and operating benefits to business owners who are contemplating a sale or partial sale of their business. This updatedArticle updated February 6, [...]

Can You Spot the Closet-Indexer? Introducing Visual Active Share

By |June 23rd, 2016|Robo Advisor, Tool Updates|

Readers, We're working on some internal tools to help investors make more informed decisions. The primary challenge that investors face is understanding what they are actually buying versus what they are being sold. Active share [...]

Not Impossible: A low-cost, tax-efficient, ESOP 1042 rollover strategy

By |April 18th, 2016|1042 QRP Solutions|

We created this post as a resource for families and their advisors facing tough decisions regarding their ownership in their family business. Many folks approaching retirement are looking for options on how to achieve liquidity and [...]

Why We Built An Active Robo-Advisor and Why You Should Too.

By |March 3rd, 2016|Robo Advisor, Business Updates|

Assuming you haven't been living under a rock, you've almost certainly heard something about robo-advisors. Millenials seem to love them while "old school" advisors are dismissive at best or terrified at worst. Some even believe they [...]

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