Student loan scandal threatening U.S. economy

The Bakersfield Californian June 30, 2015 Roughly $1.2 trillion in U.S. student loans are jeopardizing the present financial well-being and future retirements of generations of Americans. And the Wild West-like behavior of the student loan industry is making the situation worse. Consumer abuses have become so rampant that the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently … Read more

Succession planning: Don’t leave it to a pine box

Kern Business Journal June 2015 My client, whom I will call Joe, is in his late 50s and owns a trucking company. He once considered expanding his business, but instead took a more conservative path of buying several adjacent storefronts and renting them out. In recent months, Joe mentioned one day selling his trucking company. … Read more