Start to Finish: A total review

January 30, 2013
Hosted by Michael Figueroa

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In this episode we are going to be doing a review of all of our shows. We are going to start with how to assess your situation and pick your business, talk about how to best structure you business, how protect your assets, and how to structure a retirement plan.

Strategies for Financial Survival

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Our show is about teaching you to take command of your life, your survival and how you can educate yourself so that you are able to take care of yourself and your family.

Education methods include Provoking a thought process- an inquiry of your resolve to educate yourself in some manner in order to survive through tough financial times; Getting people to think that if I lose my job that I can educate myself in a way that allows me to survive.

Financial Survival discussions help you to see what you’re good at, how to grow it and make it happen. We will talk about real estate but it could be anything. Learn to think about how to survive in the future, give the ability to teach yourself and educate yourself like many others have done. We’ll help you find the tools to make it through hard times, no matter what your field.

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Michael Figueroa

Michael Figueroa was born in New York City, raised in Easton, PA. until he moved to Tucson Arizona in 1969 to attend the University of Arizona to begin his studies, initially in Chinese language and history, later business and law. In Tucson, Michael worked as a law clerk, insurance salesman, a real estate title company salesman, and obtained his own agent and brokers licenses in 1980. He formed and grew a private mortgage banking company that was severely hit by the 1987 recession. Michael then experienced multiple lawsuits due to all the issues that arise when a business goes bankrupt. In the 1990s, he self-educated himself how to buy properties in foreclosure, bankruptcy, IRS and estate tax sales, and how to buy and sell judgments. Michael has been involved in hundreds of foreclosure sales. By 2000 as the economy improved he syndicated and subdivided land in to building lots and helped to create a development company that raised in investor and bank capital over $100,000,000. This was unfortunately also hit by the recession of 2007 that we are still in. In his Philanthropic and community activities, Michael has served on the Naval Special Warfare Foundation (Navy SEALs) where he currently sits as an ambassador on the advisory board. He is also a member of the Tucson Police Foundation, manages a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, and served on the advisory board of the Yangtze International University in Nanjing, China. He is also a member of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.

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Danny Gould

Danny Gould began to work in the security industry 10 years ago while attending Utah Valley University. After achieving great success in the industry, Danny founded Capital Connect in January, 2008 in Tucson, AZ on the dawn of the great recession. Over the past 5 years Capital Connect has expanded out of Arizona into 11 more states with annual revenue topping $15,000,000. View Guest page

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Carla J. Keegan, CPA, CFE, CIRA, CFF

Carla Keegan is the President and Director of Taxation for Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC, a 48-person, full service accounting Firm located in Tucson, Arizona. Carla has over thirty years of experience in public accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified in Financial Forensics who specializes in tax planning and compliance for not-for-profits, partnerships, corporations, S corporations, individuals and trusts. Carla has extensive background in financial and tax compliance planning, including low income housing tax credits, acquisitions, syndication, mergers, divestitures, forecasts and projections, research and development consulting, tax return preparation, bankruptcy court reporting, tax fraud, and reorganizations. Her work on these engagements includes planning sessions to ensure that clients are in proper compliance with all aspects of federal and state tax requirements. Carla currently teaches a Graduate level Taxation of Real Estate class at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, where she shares her many years of real estate expertise and experience with up and coming professional accountants.. Carla holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting and a specialization in tax from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the tax section of the AICPA and ASCPA and a member of the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. Carla is very active in the community, serving on many Boards of Directors, past and present, including the Community Food Bank, DM 50, Angel Charity for Children, Inc. and the Junior League of Tucson. In 2011, Carla was awarded the Arizona Society of CPAs Public Service Award. View Guest page

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Jeffrey M. Neff

Jeffrey M. Neff is a real estate attorney in Tucson that has also been certified as a Real Estate Specialist since 1986 by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Certification requires that applicants show "a high degree of professionalism" and a "high degree of competence in the practice of real estate law." He graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1975, with a degree in Anthropology & Economics, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1978. He was admitted to the Arizona and Federal Bar in 1978. Since 1978, as a Tucson real estate lawyer, Jeff's practice has emphasized all aspects of real estate law, including Tucson real estate litigation and transactions. He also has experienced practicing as an attorney in estate planning, wills, probate and trusts, along with business consulting, including bankruptcy, workouts, and entity formation. He has authored several articles on real estate and other issues and has taught seminars for the legal and real estate community in Tucson. Practices Before: Superior Courts in Pima, Cochise, Maricopa, and other Arizona Counties; U.S. District Court of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona; Arizona Court of Appeals; County Boards of Supervisors; City Councils; Arizona Real Estate Commission; Arizona State Tax Court; Pima County Board of Tax Appeals; and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Selected Teaching Experience: Pima County Bar Seminars; Lorman Professional Seminars; Institute for Real Estate Management Seminars; Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals Seminars; and the Arizona Escrow Association Seminars, among others. Selected Community Activities: Tanque Verde Unified School District Governing Board, Member, Clerk 2009; President 2011-1013; Chairman, Tanque Verde Educational Alliance, Inc. Founder & Director, Arizona Conservation Easement Stewards, Inc.; Chairman, Affiliate MemberCCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member); Member, Arizona Bar; Member, Pima County Bar Association; Chairman, University of Arizona Anthropology Advisory Board 75th Anniversary Celebration, 1991; Host, "You and the Law" on KTUC Radio 1980 to 1988 (Program sponsored by the Pima County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service). Articles Authored: • Editorial, "Debating the Merits of Downzoning" Tucson Citizen, December 21, 2006. • Jeffrey M. Neff & Ethan Steele, How Choice of Legal Theory Affects Damages In Real Property Rescission Actions, The Real Estate Journal (State Bar of Arizona, Real Property Section, Fall 2006). • Jeffrey M. Neff, New Law on Lien Priorities: La Cholla v. Timm, 4 Arizona Real Property Journal 2, (1994). • Contributing Editor: Mortgage Broker's Bulletin (Arizona Association of Mortgage Brokers, Tucson, AZ 1988). • Contributing co-author with Baxter Dunaway, The Law of Distressed Real Property(Clark-Boardman, New York, NY 1983). Certified Real Estate Specialist Arizona Board of Legal Specialization Neff & Griffith, PC 4568 E. Camp Lowell Dr. Tucson, AZ 85712 Phone: 520-722-8030 Fax: 520-722-8032 View Guest page

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Jeffrey Spencer Utsch

I am a driven individual with 18 years experience as President and CEO of a small company and 16 years experience training U.S. military personnel. Self motivated and team oriented with substantial skills in technical writing, contract review, corporate structure design, multilateral negotiations, public speaking, government relations, presentations, project management, and community involvement. My objective is to find a position that can take advantage of my strengths, continually develop my core skills and make a significant contribution to the bottom line. View Guest page

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