Category Archive for "Contracts"

How to Successfully Loan Money to Family and Friends

Over the holidays, I saw the movie Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. In it, they each play a stereotypical character: Poehler is Maura Ellis, the “perfect” sister, and Fey is Kate Ellis, the “other” sister (READ: irresponsible). Kate is flat broke, and inevitably asks both her sister and…






Yes, You Need a Contract… ALWAYS!

I got a call the other day from a client who told me that her contractor walked off her home remodel job. She paid him in full up front, and now he has left her house unfinished for months while she lives in a rented apartment. She finally decided to bring me in…