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.
New Hire Roundup: Carol Yochem Joins TD Wealth
This week in new hires, Carol Yochem joined TD Wealth, and Karen McNeill was appointed head of family history for U.S. Bank’s Ascent Private Capital Management.
SEC, FINRA Enforcement: Father, Son Cherry-Picking Scheme; South Miami in Muni-Bond Fraud
Recent enforcement actions include charges against a father and son for making undeclared trades and then cherry-picking the profitable ones, and charges against the city of South Miami for defrauding investors on muni bonds.
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.
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.
Bill Gross ‘Stamps’ His Approval on $2 Million Auction
Bill Gross and his wife, Sue, will auction pieces of their stamp collection in April with the proceeds going to charity.
Gas and Cigarettes: The Tax Sticks That Keep On Hittin’
A look at how federal and state taxes hit car owners and smokers: are they meant to change behavior or just raise revenue?
Top 10 States With Most & Fewest Millionaires: 2012
Rankings by Phoenix Global Wealth Monitor show some surprising findings on which states have the most millionaires.
House Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill, Averting Plunge—for Now
House passes Senate bill, 257-167, shortly before midnight, sending legislation to President Barack Obama to sign.
Fiscal Cliff – Bring It On: News Analysis
The issue is how Americans spend money, but rational analysis has been absent from our political discourse. Only pain will prompt appropriate aversion to consuming more than our resources allow.