Andy Friedman: 4 Reasons to Use a Trust to Preserve Assets
Families far below the estate tax threshold are catching on to the benefits of trusts, political analyst and tax expert Andy Friedman says.
Andy Friedman: Why Tax Reform’s Not Happening Anytime Soon
The Washington Update's Andy Friedman explains the principles and high political hurdles to comprehensive tax reform, last achieved in 1986 under President Reagan.
Andy Friedman: GOP in ‘Strong Position’ to Take Senate
But the party that wins the Senate majority is “unlikely to influence greatly” the legislation that emerges from the post-election Congress, says Friedman.
Friedman: Senate Control Within GOP’s Reach, but Tea Party Could Weaken Grasp
Republicans' prospects for retaking the Senate and White House could fade if the party tilts too far right, says Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
Friedman: 5 U.S. Budget Battles Yet to Fight
While Congress recently avoided a government shutdown, five big fiscal issues remain unresolved, says The Washington Update's Andy Friedman.
4 Key Dates for Investors to Watch: Andy Friedman
Feb. 7, March 31, April 15 and Nov. 4 could affect the markets, taxes and financial planning, says Andy Friedman of Washington Update.
Cash In on Washington Dysfunction, Friedman Urges Investors
Washington Update analyst Andy Friedman sees a market downturn as Jan. 15 and Feb. 7 deadlines loom, creating an opportunity for investors.
SIFMA’s Gregg: Debt Ceiling Compromise in the Works
Former Sen. Gregg and other observers see the president and GOP striking a "mini-grand bargain" that includes entitlement and tax reform.
Friedman: ‘Twin Threats’ of Government Shutdown, Debt Default Could Roil Markets
A “volatile September” may be in store, Andy Friedman says, if Congress fails to deal with the looming debt limit crisis.
Andy Friedman on How to Handle Health Care Reform
Businesses and individuals have decisions to make before Obama’s health care law takes effect Jan. 1.