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What Can Be Learned From A-Rod’s Family Dispute?

Former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) and his ex-brother-in-law, Constantine Scurtis, are joint owners of a Miami-area real estate venture that reportedly owns and operates 5,000 units that are worth $1 billion. Scurtis claims that A-Rod squeezed him out of his ownership percentage and profits and the two have been battling it out in the [...]

July 2nd, 2020|Financial|

Blackbeard’s Blockchain

If this story is reminiscent of Pirate treasures buried in the Caribbean in the 17th Century, that's because it is. The booty, in this case, cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based assets, is hidden through private keys that act as password-like secrets granting their owners access.  There's even a term, "cold storage," that refers to this method of securing virtual [...]

Credit Card Debt After Death

One of the most common question I’m asked is, “what happens to my loved-one’s credit card debt when they pass away?  More importantly, will it be my responsibility?” When you take out a credit card in your name, you’re agreeing to repay whatever you borrow. That obligation doesn’t extend to your family, friends or, in [...]

June 1st, 2018|Financial|

Bit by Bit – Bitcoin and South Florida Real Estate

Bitcoin is considered the first decentralized digital currency and with or without us, it's already a global phenomenon. Most people that I know want to invest in Bitcoins, hoping the price against the USD appreciates significantly and they can make a profit from it. However, some industries, including real estate, are starting to capitalize on [...]

November 6th, 2017|Financial|