Most agritourism businesses are diversifications of existing businesses. If someone has a farm, they may open the farm for educational field trips for school-age children. The farm may have a pumpkin patch, u-pick-em or Christmas tree plantation. Landowners with a pine tree plantation may consider building a cabin in the woods for overnight stays that include horseback riding or fishing in the pond.
Like a bolt from the blue, the Michigan Legislature in its current lame duck session recently passed legislation making the Wolverine State the 24th right-to-work state. Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers, has now joined Indiana as the first states in the Rust Belt to embrace right-to-work. Both passed their laws this year. The other 22 members of the club are in the South and Mountain West, so the spread of Right to work to the heart of the Upper Midwest is huge news indeed on the labor front.
Dealing with your grief when a loved one dies is hard enough. But often you may find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well.
The feelings of uncertainty about what to do next and who to consult can be overwhelming. The following suggestions may help guide you through the process.
• Gathering the pieces — The first time you’re involved in settling a loved one’s financial affairs, the many details you must address may seem bewildering and time-consuming.
As a first step, you may wish to consult your attorney regarding important deadlines and procedures; in some cases, an attorney’s assistance is required. Regardless, there are certain administrative tasks you should complete before too much time lapses.