Hiding Your Assets

GUESTS: EDMUND PANKAU *Private Investigator *Author, _Hide Your Assets and Disappear: A Step by Step Guide to Vanishing without a Trace_ [HarperCollins, March 1999] ROBERT ELLIS SMITH *Publisher, "Privacy Journal," a privacy watchdog magazine published in Providence, RI *Author, _Our Vanishing Privacy_ [Loompanics, 1993] When it comes to protecting personal assets, the line between privacy and deception can be blurry. Some people use names of family members on their investments, for fear that a divorced spouse or Uncle Sam might want to take their share. And companies engage in a variety of practices, including setting up dummy corporations to save money. What are the legal and ethical boundaries for this type of activity? Join Ray Suarez and guests for a discussion of the limits of asset protection... on the next "Talk of the Nation" from NPR News.

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