• David Ira Roth

Ben Palkowski - CPA & Attorney

We chat with estate planning attorney Ben Palkowski and discuss some celebrities estate plans.

Recorded Live at ZUMIX in East Boston
Recorded Live at ZUMIX in East Boston

Freelance Finance is the show where we go in depth into the financial and personal lives of Boston based freelancers. It is hosted by David Ira Roth and airs Thursdays at 11am on 94.9FM in Boston (WZMR - ZUMIX Radio). You can also listen live at Listen to this episode in iTunes

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Mass Estates - Quiz Questions

Prince Rogers Nelson was Prince’s birth name, and he was named after his father's jazz combo. Which one of the following facts about Prince is not true:

A. He had a purple dog name Purple Princess, who got her name because he dyed her fur purple each week. B.  He took a promotional tip from Willy Wonka when in 2006, Universal hid 14 purple tickets—seven in the U.S. and seven internationally—inside Prince's latest album, 3121. Fans who found a purple ticket were invited to attend a private performance at Prince's Los Angeles home. C.Prince's half-sister, Lorna Nelson, sued him, claiming that she had written the lyrics to "U Got the Look." The court sided with Prince.

Hint - Prince would never paint an animal purple.

2. The AAA-CPA is the only organization comprised of individuals who are dually-qualified as attorneys and certified public accountants. Dua Lipa, on the other hand, is an English singer, songwriter, and model. How did Dua Lipa get her online following and initially rise to fame:

A. Singing covers of pop songs on YouTube including songs by Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Jessie J B. She was a roadie for Taylor Swift, and one day in 2015 when Taylor couldn’t perform because of a cold, she took her Taylor's place. C. She performed on the streets of London in a giant bear suit, singing and playing the keytar. She would later get sued by Keytar Bear of Boston for stealing his act.

3. Generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, are a set of rules that encompass the details, complexities, and legalities of business and corporate accounting. In London, when riding the tube, you will often hear the phrase “mind the gap." Which is true about the London Underground:

A. Many tube stations were used as air-raid shelters during the Second World War, B. Busking has been licensed on the tube since 2003. C. The American talk show host Jerry Springer was born at East Finchley during the Second World War D. An old police call box resembling Dr. Who’s TARDIS can be found outside Earl’s Court station. E. These are all true about the London Underground


1 = A

2 = A 3 = E This episode was recorded live at Zumix Radio in East Boston.

Disclaimer: Any information provided is for informational purposes only. It cannot be used for the purposes of avoiding penalties or taxes.

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