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post #46 of 85
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Originally Posted by vc2000
No I (we) are covered by a reinsurance division of Berkshire Hathaway. We self insure up to a point and then cap it with a custom product. Geico is only a small insurance division of Berkshire Hathaway. GEICO might have the most policies but others have larger coverages. I (we) need the coverage for estate tax purposes otherwise the IRA would force the liquidation of the portfolio for my carry to pay the death tax.

Estate Tax, not death tax.

Jon.
post #47 of 85
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Estate Tax, not death tax. Jon.
Estate tax sounds nicer doesn't it? All a point of view. There are some social reasons why estate or death taxes might benefit society. However in the case of the death of one of our partners we might have to liquidate investments causing the closing of companies. Jobs would be lost... For every action there is a reaction. I (we) have planned around this situation as most do. The death tax hits small business owners mostly forcing the closing of smaller firms to pay the tax. The Walton family didn't pay a dime of estate tax when Sam Walton founder of Wal-Mart died. Neither will the Buffett families or Gates family. Granted much of the later families wealth will go to charity but it will still not be paid in taxes. Wal-Mart, Microsoft, or Berkshire Hathaway aren't going to go out of business because of estate taxes however your local small business might because the real estate the business sits on might be valued highly and the tax bill will force the sale... The death tax is the greatest problem to those that fail to plan.
post #48 of 85
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
Sure; a bit of a pun. Car-isma. I wouldn't choose it for my plates. Plus I drive a honda so, you know.

bob

Good, at least it isn't inscrutable. I do hate botching words though -- the pun wound up being a coincidence -- if only there was room for another letter.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #49 of 85
Family legend has it that my grandfather, Franklin Pierce Adams (FPA), had the first vanity plate. He won it in a poker game with Connecticut's Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The wager was that the Commissioner would put FPA's initials on his licence plate. As you can see from the picture, the result was something of a compromise and not what we would think of today as a vanity plate, but technically it was the first custom plate in an age when vanity plates were unknown.

post #50 of 85
So I am going to necrobump this. Whats the 2011 take on this for a very subtle Vanity Plate which many might mistake for a normal plate? I need a new plate as my current one is all gross....
post #51 of 85
I think that most vanity plates are gross but we saw this one on St. Patty's day and it takes the cake as one of the best. I even heard it mentioned on the radio the following Monday.
post #52 of 85
Vanity plates are always terrible. No exceptions.
post #53 of 85
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post #54 of 85
There are websites that let you create an image of your own designer plate. Acme License Maker / SpooPoker Mine were custom made by a print shop. One is magnetic and sticks to the screws that hold the real plate in place but is not strong enough to drive with in place (which would be <ahem> illegal). The other two are thin metal which I hang over the real plates when the car is parked at local events. Yes, I know those shorts are hideous.
post #55 of 85
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post #57 of 85
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post
There are websites that let you create an image of your own designer plate.


Acme License Maker / SpooPoker


How is SpooPoker available in Texas? Jeez...
post #58 of 85
Saw this plate once and had to take a picture:

post #59 of 85
Anything except a last name or initials is dumb IMO.
post #60 of 85
I always wanted one that said AFK 1337. Not sure if I'll ever get it, though.
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