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Properly planned and visualized, large-scale developments can be successfully constructed, whether as master planned communities, planned unit developments, or new towns. <i>Fundamentals of Land Development</i> provides an in-depth approach to the design, planning, and development of large land areas into comprehensively designed communities. <p> This book provides in-depth discussions of the full range of development tasks involved in any large development project, from site and land use selection, market analysis, preparing the land use plan and impact statements, to getting approval from the municipality and community, permitting and approval, scheduling and cost management, and the basics of engineering systems and design. <p>  Developers and other stake-holders will find guidance on such issues as: <p> •           How real-world development is driven by profits, and how team members can maximize profits while developing creatively and responsibly <p> •           Site selection and acquisition <p> •           Entering the growing business of retirement (active adult) community development <p>  Illustrated with real-world case studies drawn from the authors own experience, <i>Fundamentals of Land Development</i> is a practical manual for developers looking to improve the profitability of their projects and gain a better understanding of what all team members undertake in a project of this size and complexity.
An excellent training manual and professional reference, "Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Accounting, 5th Edition", is packed with examples, diagrams, and appendices. The scope of this text is simply unmatched. The book has been completely updated to reflect the current issues facing oil and gas producers operating in both U.S. and international locations. Inside you'll find: a new chapter on asset retirement obligations and asset impairment; an added section on project, analysis and investment decision making; updated coverage of asset exchanges and fair value reporting requirements; thorough discussion of oil and gas pricing and marketing arrangements; and, updated examples and homework problems.
Rescuing Retirement offers a solution to one of America's biggest challenges--and a path to financial security for millions of retirees. Over the next two decades, almost 10,000 Americans will reach retirement age every single day. They deserve to live their older years in dignity. Instead, they will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. Our country is on a path that will lead to rates of impoverishment for senior citizens not seen since the Great Depression. The reality is America's retirement system is broken. Rescuing Retirement charts a visionary, bipartisan, and surprisingly simple way to solve this problem:
There are a variety of compensation and financial planning issues that can be addressed by nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) arrangements. NQDC is essentially a compensation arrangement that provides for the payment of cash, property or benefits and does not come within one of the categories of deferred compensation arrangements which are "qualified" under applicable tax statutes. Written by specialists in the field, Taxation and Funding of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation defines the perspective of both the employee and employer in using this sophisticated planning tool. In this primer, the authors demonstrate how NQDC can provide solutions to complex compensation issues and provide up-to-date information on: The ways that NQDC can be tailored to serve the needs of employers and employees, and the tax consequences for each Differences in the timing of NQDC benefits under income tax and FICA rules The requirements for a NQDC plan to be exempt from some or all of ERISA Opportunities to minimize potential estate and income taxes on death benefits paid under NQDC How Section 457 of the IRC is applicable to NQDC arrangements for tax-exempt organizations and the unique burdens this puts on state and tax-exempt employers and their employees How NQDC impacts social security benefits, and when the risk of forfeiture should be structured to lapse in order to avoid substantial reductions in these payments Using NQDC with other plans, including split-dollar and 401(k) wrap plans Issues with financial accounting and securities laws"
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