Yes, Even a Reputable Dentist Can Commit #IDTheft From Right Under Your Nose

This story will puzzle you — because it's ludicrous. Absolutely ludicrous. But it DID happen. And, luckily, the damage was minor, but this prove to you just how unexpected identity theft can be. You don't have to be a real "criminal" to commit to it.

You can be Dr. Richard Ludwig, a dentist making upwards of $4MM and with $250 in cash in pocket; yet this genius was absolutely dumb enough to steal a poor man's credit card accidentally dropped onto a parking lot after leaving the site and use it buy $40 worth of pizzas.

Of course, the unsuspecting victim found out that he was missing his credit card and then reported the plastic stolen. Yet the credit card company notified him that the card was already used. Needless to say, the victim reported the crime to the authorities and the cops showed up at the pizza place to find the dumb dentist Ludwig still waiting for his pizzas to bake.

Ludwig was apparently charged with three felonies, a consequence that could land him in jail for up to 15 years. All of that for just $40 worth of pizzas.

And he honestly could've paid for them himself!

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The 1031 Exchange: Building Bigger Houses of Cards

Posted by wpadmin | Posted in Finances, Real Estate, Taxes | Posted on 13-01-2016

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We’re sure many wonder just how people get rich: tenacity. That’s the only way we can describe it. It all boils down to how you buy a candy bar for a buck and then sell it for two bucks. Simple as that. Increase the scale as high as you want to go, and you have a major money maker on your hands. That’s why selling homes can be a lucrative business, especially when you involve crowdfunding, but even more so, you save a ton of money on your taxes offsetting real estate capital gains or losses with this:

The 1031 Exchange: Investing Your Business in Something Biggertax return house of cards

How so? How does this work? Simply put, a 1031 Exchange in the IRS Code allows any real estate investor the ability to sell a property, take a profit, and then defer capital gains or losses provided the proceeds go to a reinvestment in a new similar used building. Think of house flipping, for instance.

Not all real estate transactions will actually apply to the 1031 Exchange, though; the property you’re reinvesting into would have to be utilized for trade, business or investment. In other words, if you’re living in a house, and then sell it to a buyer, you can’t use your earnings on it to buy another house to live in and then save on the sales taxes you’ll have to pay anyway. It would strictly have to be on the corporate side — a little something aside from the tax write-offs, say, real estate professionals can take advantage of.

So think of a house of cards, getting bigger and bigger. It’s kind of like that idea. Buy a building for, say, $150K and then turn around, sell it for $200K (you’ve just made $50K in profit). You’d have to pay taxes on the profit itself unless you take your entire $200K and invest in another property. This tax benefit often works quite well for house flippers for obvious reasons, but you get the picture. Keep reinvesting on more and more buildings, and you’ll continually make more and more profit over time while saving on your taxes. That’s the idea anyway.

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