ANDREAS STETKA




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eine Videoarbeit von Andreas Stetka
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in mid-March between runs at Snowbasin Resort. The trip is among the many perks that have accuerd from his decision, in 2006, to become, in effect, The Most Tax-Efficient Man in America. The experiment has led to a new career, frequent travel and obsessive documentation of expenses, such as a $6 hot dog he recently bought in the Philadelphia airport. The aha moment came to him, he says, after a college approached him about a teaching gig and he realized he could put into practice many of the tax strategies he had learned over the decades. Step One was to change jobs. Mr. Stives had been a partner for 36 years at The Curchin Group, an accounting firm. By accepting an offer to teach tax and accounting courses full-time at the Leon Hess Business School of Monmouth University in New Jersey, he was able to tap into a broad array of tax-free employee benefits not available to him at the firm. Step Two was the formation of Doug Stives LLC, the separate consulting business to which he attributes an impressive array of expenses. In general, people who are employees and have side businesses are often in the best position to maximize the tax code's benefits, say experts. Mr. Stives calls this the best of all worlds. The result, says Mr. Stives, is that while he earns less than 75% of his earlier pay, he takes home almost 90% as much. And he says he reaps another $40,000 a year in tax-free benefits from his college gig. Among other things, the school adds to his 401(k) contribution and provides tax-free, discounted health plans for Mr. Stives and his wife, plus disability insurance. As a partner in the accounting firm, he had to fund such expenses himself.Not that all is perfect now. One peeve: dealing with what he calls airline nonsense —long lines, rising fees and canceled flights. But overall, he says, my quality of life is so much higher. His wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Stives, agrees. We travel so much now for his business, she says. Next is Lake Tahoe. Mr. Stives, 64 years old, says he's too miserly to focus solely on maximizing deductions—a practice he calls a rookie's mistake. In 2010, for example, he spotted a bonanza in bonus depreciation for large SUVs used in a business, but didn't need another car. Sometimes my cheapness overcomes my love of tax savings, he says. My wife will tell you I got her on sale. Instead, he says, he uses the tax code's many quirks as the means through which he can live a fuller life. The Schedule C form, used to report profit or loss from a business, is key to his strategy. On this form goes all of his income and expenses from his consulting work—advising clients, preparing returns, helping write textbooks and conducting continuing-education seminars that CPAs need to maintain their licenses. Mr. Stives chooses the locations for his seminars, most of which are sponsored by accounting groups. Often he opts for vacation destinations like Hawaii or Yellowstone Park. People learn better when they are relaxed, he says. Tax rules allow him to work for only three days of a 11-day trip and write off the airfare and a majority of other costs, he says. To deduct the airfare, you have to spend more than half your working days on business, but travel days don't count, and neither do weekend days you wouldn't work anyway, says Mr. Stives. So I can leave on a Friday, teach for three days midweek, and return the following Monday. His wife usually flies free using his frequent-flier miles, which are tax free. Having his own business also allows Mr. Stives to bolster his retirement fund. As the older owner of a one-person defined-benefit pension plan, he can put in almost 100% of his pretax self-employment income a year on top of his Monmouth 401(k). For the 2010 tax year he will probably put in 80%, he says.Mr. Stives hired his wife for office support in part to qualify for an IRS-allowed Health Reimbursement Arrangement that covers out-of-pocket medical expenses with pretax dollars. He deducts her pay—$300 per month for part-time work—and half her payroll taxes on his Schedule C as well.Then there are the flurry of tiny deductions that add up. He writes off allowable mileage and food expenses on business trips. He claims a home office, cellphone, his computer (a percentage), professional dues and subscriptions to publications.Mr. Stives says he is careful to observe IRS rules. He has a contract for each speaking gig, and keeps one for his wife's arrangement, too. He uses one credit card for business expenses, making sure it provides a year-end summary by category. Most zealously, he hews to the IRS's gold standard of contemporaneous record-keeping by noting expenses on his Outlook calendar soon after they occur. He saves all receipts, putting them in a milk crate in chronological order in case the IRS comes calling, although he says his personal return has never been audited. Mr. Stives says he discovered his enthusiasm for accounting while a student at Lehigh University in the 1960s. The son of a New Jersey Bell executive and a homemaker, he arrived at college, sick of literature and history. I didn't want to hear another word about the Civil War. But then I took an accounting class and thought, I can do this!' At Monmouth, Mr. Stives was voted the Hess School's Most Outstanding Professor in 2009, and now directs the M.B.A. program there. The most important lesson I teach my students, he says, is that just because something is deductible, that doesn't make it free. Students say they especially enjoy his creative-deduction exercises. His latest challenge: Say you have a friend who is a client and you charge him about $500 a year. You'd like to spend $2,000 on a big night in New York for two couples—limo, dinner, Carnegie Hall concert. What would allow you to take a deduction? The answer: The client has a rich father who just died and you may get estate work.
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How to Tackle Erectile Dysfunction With Natural Remedies

This condition is pretty tied to the reproductive system and might have several causes like a results of injury or abnormal the flow of blood inside the testicles. Thus, when the muscles in the penile area are relaxed, more blood will enter the penis and a harder erection will occur.
Review Of Diet Pills

Some people, especially those running on busy daily schedules tend to use the pills to help maintain weight since they can not afford to follow all the diet programs. This is not advised. It is recommended that one seek advice from a professional in this field before using the pills. This can save one from many dangers associated with the misuse.

The diet pills should always be taken whole. Some people tend to divide the pills to serve a longer period of time. This is not advised and can lead to ineffectiveness. If it is required that one takes a complete tablet, it means that a certain amount of the ingredients are required to achieve the desired goal. It is also recommended that one does not crush the pill and dissolve it in beverages. Chemicals found in beverages have the potential of neutralizing the desired nutrients in the pill thereby leading to ineffectiveness. The best way to take the tablets is swallowing them whole with a glass of water.

The diet pills speed up the metabolic processes. This is the key factor that leads to the burning of all the fats in the body. This means that one passes out lots of urine, which subsequently leads to dehydration. It is imperative that the user take lots of water round the clock. This will help curb dehydration, which can lead to health problems. In addition to that, water offers the required medium for the function of the nutrients and elimination of the fats.

When buying the review of diet pills, it is imperative that one gets the most recommended dose. People tend to compromise the quality and effectiveness of the tablets due to the variation in cost. The low priced pills depict poor quality, which means their effectiveness is not reliable. Some have also been found to cause health problems. The dose should also be taken as recommended. Over dose will not speed up the process but rather lead to complication. This will increase risk of side effects. If the taking of the pill is forgotten, do not take more to compensate for the lost time.

The diet plan enclosed with the diet pills has also to be followed. According to the requirements, the termination of the diet must be done even with no results. This means your body is irresponsive.
How To Prevent Prostate Problems And Diseases?

The prostate gland is central to the a part of a male's reproductive :. It secretes fluids that help the transportation and activation of sperm. The prostate is found just in front of the rectum, below the bladder and around the urethra. When there is prostate problem, it is almost always really miserable and inconvenient to the patient as his urinary strategy is directly affected.

The common prostate health issues are prostate infection, enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.



Prostate infection, also called prostatitis, is among the most common prostate-related problem in men younger than 55 years old. Infections from the prostate are classified into four types - acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic abacterial prostatitis and prosttodynia.

Acute bacterial prostatitis may be the least common of forms of prostate infection. It is due to bacteria perfectly located at the large intestines or urinary tract. Patients can experience fever, chills, body aches, back pains and urination problems. This condition is treated by making use of antibiotics or non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to alleviate the swelling.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis is really a condition connected with a particular defect in the gland and also the persistence presence of bacteria in the urinary tract. It can be caused by trauma on the urinary tract or by infections received from other parts with the body. A patient may experience testicular pain, small of the back pains and urination problems. Although it is uncommon, it may be treated by removal of the prostate defect as well as the use antibiotics and NSAIDs to treat the soreness.

Non-bacterial prostatitis accounts for approximately 90% of all prostatitis cases; however, researchers have not even to determine what causes these conditions. Some researchers believe that chronic non-bacterial prostatitis occur due to unknown infectious agents while other think that intensive exercise and lifting might cause these infections.

Maintaining a Healthy Prostate

To prevent prostate diseases, an appropriate meals are important. These are some from the steps you can take to keep your prostate healthy.

1. Drink sufficient water. Proper hydration is essential for general health and will also also maintain the urinary track clean.

2. Some studies advise that a couple of ejaculations a week will prevent cancer of prostate.

3. Eat beef without excess. It has been shown that consuming over four meals of beef every week will increase the likelihood of prostate diseases and cancer.

4. Maintain an effective diet with cereals, vegetable and fruits to ensure sufficient intake of nutrients required for prostate health.

The most important measure to consider to make sure a wholesome prostate would be to choose regular prostate health screening. If you are forty years and above, you ought to select prostate examination at least per year.
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