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The Ever-Changing Healthcare Problem

August 24, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher It’s pretty safe to say that Obamacare is a train wreck. Not that I ever held out hope that it would amount to anything other than that, but I certainly didn’t want it to cause the amount of misery and destruction that it has. It’s like being tied up to a chair in one room while your captor says, “Wait here while I deal with the folks in the other room.” There’s nothing I could do to stop him except wish he’d spare their lives and not be as cruel as I expect him to be. Every several months, n … [Read More...]

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China’s Ripple Effect

August 17, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher About a year and a half ago, I wrote a blog entitled “China’s Recent Monetary Moves”. I wrote a couple afterward, touting – if not praising – the clever tactics in which they were engaging. I don’t think the current state of things cancels out everything I’ve written, although admittedly, I am cooling my “Go China Go” jets a bit. It would seem I gave far too much credit to China on a few things: 1. That they had any faith in fundamental market forces, much less understood them; 2. That their … [Read More...]

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Puerto Rico Defaults

August 10, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher “Puerto Rico, My heart's devotion, Let it sink back in the ocean. Always the hurricanes blowing, Always the population growing, And the money owing.” ~West Side Story Not much has changed since this 1961 classic was released. It’s been decades in the making, but the “money owing” caught up with the tiny commonwealth. About a week ago, a payment of $58 million came due, the majority of which was interest. Puerto Rico serviced a little over 1% of it ($628,000). The $58 millio … [Read More...]

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Healthcare Industry Mergers

August 3, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher As you may already know, I’m in advertising. Specifically I buy and plan media placement. The cliff notes version of what I do is: I help to get advertisers on the air by negotiating their rates and getting them the most audience to see their ads as possible for the least amount of money. Advertisers come to buying agencies because they hold a certain amount of leverage through scale and volume. For example, I worked for one agency that had Volvo, IHOP, and Geico. So when Armstrong Gardening C … [Read More...]

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What to do with Your Cash Now?

July 30, 2015 by Bobby Casey We live in some strange times. Governments around the world are drowning in debt and yet the media portrays the global economy as recovering. Stock markets are like riding a roller coaster, drunk and on acid. Currency markets are wild with the US Dollar showing mystical strength and one of the most stable currencies in the world – Australian Dollar – showing a 21% decline vs. the USD over the past 12 months. Now we have entire countries narrowly avoiding bankruptcy through sheer corruption and sleight … [Read More...]

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The Folly of Plunder

July 27, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher First time, shame on you… Second time, shame on me… Third time??? That’s right! Greece got her THIRD bail out! 86 Billion Euro! It’s fair to say that while everyone (including myself) might not agree with ALL of Iceland’s policies, the part where they purged the criminals from their banks and political ranks was one of the boldest and most brilliant decisions to ever come out of a government. Iceland realized they couldn’t keep the same stale crooks, and practice the same broken policies, an … [Read More...]

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Insolvency: Is Portugal Next?

July 20, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher So by now you probably know that Greece is on sale. It is quite literally the world’s largest estate sale. They are selling off their land, their ancient artifacts, and anything else that can fetch a price to pay off their debt. This is what people and businesses do all the time. People have yard sales and pawn their stuff off to liquidate their assets when they hit hard times. Greece should’ve done this years ago, but the fact remains the behavior is par for this course. I think about the big … [Read More...]

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Reality Check

July 15, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher I was watching some sort of documentary on space. Fascinating stuff! I’ve never been much of a science person, but when laid out in simple terms, I do find it enthralling. Anyway, turns out space is incredibly brutal. Nothing about it says, “Life is welcome here!” No. It’s not welcome. In fact, by all accounts we really shouldn’t be here. The conditions under which life is possible – never mind sustainable – in this galaxy are so precise and so unlikely to converge, that the fact that we are here … [Read More...]

Save $18,130.50 on Self-Employment Tax in 2015

Save $18,130.50 on Self-Employment Tax in 2015

July 13, 2015 by Bobby Casey Would you voluntarily invest $18,130.50 per year for the next 15 years with virtually no chance of any reasonable return and a higher than average risk of a total loss? According to the CBO (congressional budget office) the Social Security fund will be exhausted in 2030 unless income exceeds expenditures. That is just 15 years from now. Scary thought. Considering that in the CBO's own report (you can download it here), the fund had a 9% deficit in 2013 and will grow to over 17% annually over the next … [Read More...]

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Borderless Podcast: Offshore Wealth Secrets

July 8, 2015 Borderless Podcast interviews Bobby Casey, covering various topics of interest to anyone who is looking to internationalize their lives! From: The Borderless Blog w/ James Guzman and Jonathan Lockwood   In this episode we talk to him about the creation of GWP and some of the specific ways that he helps entrepreneurs save money on taxes. There is some very good, actionable information in this one, so get ready to take some notes.   Take your business to the next level with Bobby’s private club GWP In … [Read More...]

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Global Response to USD

June 6, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher The U.S. dollar has been in more near-death situations than most toddlers. I’m rather amazed at its ability to stick around. I am reluctant to attribute it to sound monetary policy as much as dumb luck considering US success is somewhat based upon the failures of others. At one point, for example, Japan was poised to dominate the global economy in the 1980’s. Then it plummeted into its dark decade. The Euro was supposed to take the world by storm. But the only ones that got rained on were the me … [Read More...]

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TPP & Other Free Trade Myths

June 29, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher We talk a LOT about free trade and commerce here at GWP. Indeed we are ALL about free enterprise, make no mistake. The less regulation the better, the lower the taxes the better. It is by far the most peaceful means people can connect and move resources. This principle applies to countries as well, albeit under ideal circumstances, governments wouldn’t engage in commerce at all. Still, the “Commerce Clause” of the US Constitution was meant to keep trade between the states regular. Sadly, these … [Read More...]

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You Lose This 75 Days After You Set Up a Foreign LLC

June 25, 2015 By: Diane Kennedy, CPA There are a lot of good reasons for setting up a foreign LLC. You’ll have some hoops to jump through, paperwork to complete and there are obviously fees you’ll pay to get it done. And then, you transfer your pension or your money and you’re done, right? No! You have 75 days after you set up a foreign LLC to tell the IRS how you want to have it taxed. In the US, when you set up an LLC, there is a default to a flow-through entity if you don’t tell the IRS. For example, a single member LLC in the US wou … [Read More...]

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Greece is Running the Clock

June 22, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher TICK TOCK, GREECE! TICK TOCK! And so here we are nearing the end of June, and I’m asking myself, “Self, what is going on with our little friends in Greece?” You know what this makes me think of? Those plot lines, where the main character embarks on this series of horrible choices that lands him in greater and greater trouble. Along the way, he is given chance after chance to make right his wrongs. His family and lover all beg him to change, but his pride gets the better of him. So now, our s … [Read More...]

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Billions in Wasteful Spending

June 15, 2015 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Amazing how easy it is to burn through someone else’s money. By trade, I’m a media buyer. I buy advertising time and space for my clients. I can blow through several hundred thousand dollars without even flinching. I worked on a $42 million account. I managed $20 million in regional allocations. I can and have spent some serious dollars in my advertising career. Principle and profit incentive have me looking for the greatest efficiencies. But in my business, if something doesn’t air because I b … [Read More...]