January 20, 2015
Even fractional shareowners can find themselves acting as indirect air carriers. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Some charter brokers have become overly creative in the methods they use to stimulate business, running afoul of Department of Transportation requirements in the process.
January 20, 2015
A good financial adviser can add significantly to your wealth. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
A good adviser can add significantly to your wealth through smart, sophisticated planning and investing.
December 17, 2014
If you’re thinking about acquiring a preowned aircraft, you couldn’t ask for a better time, says Dennis Rousseau, founder of online listing service AircraftPost. (Photo: © 2010 Mike Fizer/Courtesy Executive AirShare)
While professionals can point to indications of a turning preowned market, many have had their hopes dashed too many times in recent years to see the glass as half full.
December 16, 2014
Any charity to which you donate should be happy to tell you what it’s trying to achieve, how this goal will be accomplished and what it has done so far. (Illustration: Fotolia)
Well over a million charities operate in the U.S. alone, and some do much more good work than others.
December 16, 2014
(Illustration: Fotolia/Freshidea)
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting one deserving organization per issue.
October 8, 2014
You can buy millions in coverage for hundreds in premiums, so why not load up? (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Policies are cheap, so it’s easy to be well covered. Here’s what you need to consider.
September 26, 2014
Time periods for leaving the state vary greatly. Kansas allows 10 days; Colorado gives you 120. The event that starts the clock varies greatly as well. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Sales taxes offer an easy way for states to raise revenue, and business jets are a favorite target.
September 23, 2014
The prepurchase inspection is a key event in any business aircraft sales transaction.
September 1, 2014
One of the most pervasive myths about the taxation of business jets in the U.S. is that the owner isn’t entitled to any deductions unless more than 50 percent of the aircraft’s usage is in a trade or business. I hear this regularly from people who are contemplating a jet acquisition but worry that they won’t be able to take any tax deductions for it because less than half the usage will be business-related. Like many myths, this one contains a nugget of truth, as I’ll explain presently. But it’s incorrect to assume you can’t write off anything if your business use doesn’t exceed 50 percent.
September 1, 2014
(Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Stocks are arguably becoming expensive, bond yields remain down and cash investments are no better than money under the mattress.


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