John Halterman Expert Newsletter
American law schools sponsor over 200 law reviews: dense collections of grim, wooden prose, groaning with footnotes. (Chief Justice John Roberts once said “Pick up a copy of any law review that you see, and the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th Century Bulgaria, or something.”)
Here's What Sports Fans Do When Sports Are Canceled
Coronavirus has turned millions of Americans who used to laugh at the doomsday preppers on National Geographic into converts. Your neighborhood supermarket is working overtime to keep shelves stocked as panicked shoppers rush to settle in for stay-at-home orders. And the first item to disappear was...(checks notes)...toilet paper.
The Great Toilet Paper Wipeout of 2020
When talented musicians join forces, they epitomize Aristotle's maxim: "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Collaboration is the essence of music, and even the most technically proficient soloists benefit from an ensemble framing and highlighting their skills. You can't whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
Flavor of Money
Moviegoers the past few years could be forgiven for thinking comic books had taken over Hollywood. So much of the “sophisticated adult drama” that grownups used to see in theaters has migrated to streaming video, that it seems suburban multiplexes are reserved for Batman, Superman, and their cape-wearing cronies. (Or are you more of a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan?)
War Is Hell. Taxes, Too.
Let's say you need someone to help you do something really important. Would you settle for someone who just Googled it? Would you look for someone with the right professional license? Or would you hold out for the guy who literally wrote the book on whatever it is you need to do?
Estate planning - the process for how you transfer your wealth to heirs and others - can be very important for anyone who wants to be certain that their loved ones are adequately provided for and taken care of. When does well, estate planning aims both to allow you to pass on your assets as you see fit, and to minimize the state and federal tax bite that often accompanies the transfer of significant wealth.
Here's Why You May Need To Update Your Estate Plan
Significant wealth can reduce many of life’s trouble—but it can’t eliminate them entirely. Even the richest among us have fears. What’s more, they often share many of the same worries the rest of us have.
The Super Rich's Three Big Fears
If you're a high-income professional or entrepreneur-or if you simply have a substantial net worth-you probably realize that in today's litigious culture, you're an attractive target for unfounded or frivolous lawsuits.
Can Asset Protection Strategies Help Shield Your Wealth?
The self-made Super Rich—people with a net worth of at least $500 million that they built through their own hard work—often possess a treasure trove of knowledge, insights and actionable strategies that the rest of us can adopt in our own lives to enhance our success.
Four Ways the Super Rich Manage Their Wealth
Reclaim your time and energy to live your best life.
Each of us has just 168 hours per week to accomplish our tasks and goals—at work, at home and out in the world. If you feel like you spend too much of that time on things that don’t add value to your life, you’re not alone.
Work Smarter - Not Harder!
If you are part of the 68 percent of U.S. households that own a pet*, you probably think of it as a true member of the family—one you love and cherish. But what would happen to that cherished family member if you were to die suddenly? Have you taken any steps to ensure the family dog, cat, horse or other animal will be well taken care of if it outlives you?
Estate Planning: Don't Forget Your Pet!
Life insurance may be an extremely important and essential part of your financial plan. While it may be attractive, especially the death benefit policy—the money the insurance company pays out in the event of the insured's death—it can also be a tricky subject to navigate.