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November 2018 Archives

The potential benefits of partnering with angel investors

Small business owners in Illinois and elsewhere in the United States are typically on the lookout for capital. Working with an angel investor may be an ideal way to get the money they need without having to turn to venture capitalists. This type of investor may be a friend or family member who has sufficient money to back a new venture. In some cases, angels work in groups as opposed to on an individual basis.

Is your will up to date?

Making the decision to write a will was a courageous move. After all, writing a will meant you had to take the time to consider your own mortality and dwell for a time on how life will go on after you are gone. It was likely difficult, and that is one reason why so many people postpone the task until it is too late.

How to avoid common financial mistakes of divorce

People in Illinois who are getting a divorce should make sure they avoid common financial errors. For example, it is important to take taxes into account when dividing some assets. A document called a qualified domestic relations order is necessary when dividing a 401(k), and a distribution must then be rolled into an IRA. This prevents taxes and penalties. People should also be aware that if they sell some assets to pay bills, there could be taxes on the sale.

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