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September 2016 Archives

Do you have any valuable family antiques?

When it comes to the value of your family heirlooms, there are actually two types of valuation to consider. The first is the emotional value that items might have to your family or to certain individuals within your family. You'll also want to consider the actual monetary value of pieces so that you can appropriately insure them and integrate them into your estate planning.

U.S. Court of Appeals to Decide Upon Challenge to Electronic Logging Device Mandate

The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced in December, 2015 that it will require truck drivers to use electronic logging devices ("e-logs") by the end of 2017. The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a trucking association / lobbying group that represents small business truck drivers, filed a lawsuit seeking to bar the government from enforcing the new rule. A 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago heard oral arguments in the case on September 13, 2016. The decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals will determine if the mandate is enforced as of December, 2017.

Three things to do when you receive an inheritance

Managing an inheritance can be stressful. While most people are glad to inherit valuable property or large sums of money, the responsibility and decision-making that come with it can be daunting. That's especially true if you aren't accustomed to managing large accounts or properties.

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