Realism in Competitive Reimbursable Costs

Are your proposed costs for U.S. government competitive reimbursable costs realistic? If not, then you may find that the U.S. government source selection officials will unilaterally adjust your proposed costs to what they believe is the most probable cost based on their evaluation.   Tips Delineate your cost and technical assumptions, perceived risks and your […]

Tips for Saving on Business Travel

A business trip is meant to solidify relationships with clients and customers or to gain new ones. Or perhaps it’s a time for sales calls and “meets and greets” with suppliers. In any event, the goal of business travel is generally to make money — not to fritter it away on needless expenses. Local Travel […]

Real Estate Investors: Let’s Talk about Like-Kind Exchanges

Are you thinking about divesting a real estate investment and then replacing it with another property? If you sell appreciated property outright, you’ll incur a taxable gain, which lowers the amount available to spend on the replacement property. But you may be able to defer your tax bill (or even make it disappear) with a […]

U.S. Treasury to Retire the myRA Program

Created just a few years ago in 2014, the My Retirement Account (myRA) program will end, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. As part of the Trump Administration’s effort to slim down wasteful spending where possible, the Treasury has decided this short-lived Roth IRA backed by the government isn’t cost effective. First Some […]

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Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

The IRS and state tax authorities have made significant strides in curbing individual identity theft over the last two years. IRS Focuses on Preventing Business ID Theft “The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax community have worked hard to turn the tide against tax-related identity theft. We’re making progress in protecting individuals but we […]

Why Passive Investing In Commercial Real Estate Is A Smarter Strategy Than Single Family Rentals

Owning and operating single family rentals is tough work and riskier than most people realize. Investors seeking a more diversified and balanced approach to real estate investing may be better off rethinking this strategy and, instead, opting to build a portfolio of passive commercial real estate investments. Read the Full Article for details.

Proposed Tax Changes Anger Real Estate Sector and Charities

With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax. Realtors, home builders, mortgage lenders and charities say proposed changes will hurt home sales and cut charitable contributions. […]

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Continue to Gain Traction

Real estate crowdfunding is still the new kid on the block in the commercial real estate capital world, but the sector is quickly gaining street cred. Crowdfunding platforms have logged some impressive growth numbers in the past four years and the industry is poised for more expansion ahead as it continues to pursue a widening […]

Forget The Urban Stereotypes: Where Millennials Are Really Moving

Perhaps no generation has been more spoken for than millennials. In the mainstream press, they are almost universally portrayed as aspiring urbanistas, waiting to move into the nation’s dense and expensive core cities. Yet like so many stereotypes — often created by wishful thinking — this one is generally exaggerated and even essentially wrong. The […]