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About lpaulhoodjr

I am an inactive lawyer who practiced almost 20 years as a tax and estate planning lawyer. Today, I am a speaker, author and consultant on tax and estate planning. In the recent past, I was the Director of Planned Giving for The University of Toledo Foundation. I am the co-author of six books, the sole author of another book and a frequent speaker and writer on estate planning, planned giving and business valuation.

Banking a Fifth Third Better? Bank Mathematics Under the Microscope


This is a true story, one that doesn’t have an ending yet. Another title for this piece could have been “Bank Mathematics: When $1,350 + $4,650=-$3,300.” On the evening of February 22, 2019, when my Fifth Third checking account balance … Continue reading

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Wall or No Wall: That is the Question


Whether the United States needs a wall on its southern border is the question of the day. Wall proponents simply point out the macro (most other countries have a wall or partition of some kind at their borders, so why … Continue reading

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A Few Words About… Civil Discourse or Uncivil War?


Civil political discourse in our country has become unacceptably tiresome and practically nonexistent, particularly with leftist liberals who find themselves out of power at present in every place but college campuses. Politics has become increasingly more strident and vituperative, which … Continue reading

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A Few Words About…the Cloture Rule


With all the uproar lately over the recent fight in Congress over funding the government, once again the government is shut down because the Senate is paralyzed by infamous Rule XXII. That rule sets out the Cloture Rule, which is … Continue reading

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A Few Words About…The Distinction Between Wisdom and Knowledge


I was thinking recently about the distinction between knowledge and wisdom. Some people confuse the two, which is a huge mistake. As always, I begin with some relevant quotes, and there are a few more quotes than usual, so stick … Continue reading

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A Few Words About…Healthcare Insurance


A year after his election, President Trump still hasn’t gotten through his campaign promise of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Healthcare finance is a complex subject, and I’m not qualified to pontificate on it. … Continue reading

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A Few Words About the NFL National Anthem Flap


I was bored on my flight back to Detroit, so I figured that it was time to blog. I’ll start with the NFL and the National anthem flap. I deeply respect the players’ right to protest. However, I deeply disagree … Continue reading

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