Invest Like a Venture Capitalist

Posted Leave a commentPosted in aquaculture, Banking, Crowdfunding, Farming, Financial Planning, Tax Planning

One of the most overlooked tax savings strategies is to avoid federal income taxes on large capital gains. Allowing investments to grow tax free over decades can result in tremendous growth in wealth. This is the tax strategy employed by almost all venture capitalists but is still relatively unknown by individual investors. Our federal tax […]

My 2017 in two short paragraphs

Posted Leave a commentPosted in aquaculture, Health and wellness, Investment, Law firm, Leadership, nonprofit, Values

The two big personal stories for me in 2017: #1 – Stress Handled I became stressed by the lack of respect for fact, truth, science, logic, law and education expressed in our everyday lives. I became stressed by the observation that other people abandoned traditional core values of charity, sharing, open doors, open borders, nondiscrimination, […]

Community-supported dock-to-table seafood launch

Posted Leave a commentPosted in aquaculture, Farming, New Jersey

Today I launched the Philadelphia area’s first (as far as we know) attempt at a community supported dock-to-table seafood venture for Nantuxent Seafood. The intent is to test the water on this concept that has worked well in other regional markets. If this initial small project is successful in gaining 150 supporters then I’m sure […]

Effect of election on NJ small businesses

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, aquaculture, Employee Benefits, News and Politics

New Jersey is now the seventh state where Democrats control both the executive and legislative branches. What does that mean for us with small businesses here? This is more than just a local wall against trumpism. It directly translates to increased tension and a lack of coöperation between the federal and state government. The news […]

Defining trumpism

Posted Leave a commentPosted in aquaculture, government, immigration

There are easily more than a dozen definitions of trumpism published by online dictionaries. My motivation to post another stems from an observation that our nation’s current tensions may stem from a single simple belief. trumpism – the belief that we are entitled to more of the world’s resources, jobs, travel, prosperity and freedoms as […]

Cumulative effects of coastal flooding

Posted 1 CommentPosted in aquaculture, Off-Topic, Real Estate

How I concluded that my township would go bankrupt and what I’m doing about it This blog post is written on the eve of hurricane Harvey’s expected strike on the lowlands of the Texas gulf coast. It is written in response to a peer CPA’s inquiry yesterday on how I concluded that the combined effect […]

Tough times ahead for US farmers

Posted Leave a commentPosted in aquaculture, Farming, Financing

The fundamental economics of the US agricultural industry are about to change. Few outside the industry seem to have noticed. Farmers, trade groups and business publications like Forbes and others are following the developing story with an increasing level of anxiety. The United States appears ready to move away from a trade agreement known as […]