20 Best & Worst States for Pension Funding
Public employees of some states find their retirement plans imperiled through bloated promises and mismanagement, while employees of other states are better off.
Saving in 529 Plans Continues to Rise
Assets in 529 college savings plans increased slightly in the second quarter of 2013, according to data from Strategic Insight.
Janney Recruits Morgan Stanley FA in Delaware
The advisor, who also worked for Wheat First Butcher Singer, is expected to come on board with close to $80 milion in client assets.
Janney Nabs Morgan Stanley Team in Delaware
The advisors join with about $195 million in assets and $1.5 million in yearly fees and commissions.
Top 10 Most Expensive States for Long-Term Care: 2013
Will you or one of your clients be one of the 70% of people over 65 who will need long-term care? Genworth’s annual study on the cost of LTC indicates that if you are, you will be paying more for it this year.
Rep. Waters Reintroduces SEC User Fees Bill
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Friday made another go at allowing the SEC to collect user fees to fund advisor exams.
Taxes and the States: Which Take the Biggest Bites?
Governments are always looking to tax, and in these states, you can expect to find steep taxes on wireless services, lottery winnings, property and more.
REITs: Building Attractive Growth
We see a lot to like here, and while we say that about several of the agency REITs, Capstead Mortgage (CMO) has moved a bit higher on our near-term favorites list.
Top 10 Most Regressive Tax States
In the states whose tax systems most favor high earners, low-income families pay up to six times as high a share of their income as the wealthiest families, according to a report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement Roundup: Eli Lilly to Pay $29M to Settle Foreign Bribery Charges
The SEC recently charged Eli Lilly for violations of the FCPA and barred an Arizona-based fund manager from the industry after the fund’s collapse. FINRA ordered Pruco Securities to pay $10.7 million.