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5 essential factors to the 100 year family

Did you know that the average lifecycle of corporations is 12-15 years, whereas in the 1920s, the average lifecycle was 67 years?  What accounts for the difference? Victoria TenHaken, Professor of Management at Hope College, writes in Crain’s Detroit Business that part of the reason may be the » 

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3 Big Giving Opportunities and 1 Big Challenge with the New Tax Law

People continue to make sense of the new tax law.  What are the opportunities and challenges particularly as it relates to charitable giving? First, the law allows for people to give up to 60% of their adjusted gross income.  If you make $100,000, you can give $60,000 and deduct the entire » 

The 100 Year Family

Can a family last 100 years? A few years ago, Inc. Magazine ran an article titled: “How to Build a Company that Will be Around in 2115 (October 2015).  The premise of the article focused on how in the current age most companies are positioned to sell.  Investors are willing to put up big money » 

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