Hope Dims for Fiscal Cliff Deal Before Christmas
A Christmas miracle on the fiscal cliff faltered after House Speaker John Boehner called an abrupt recess for the House, handing responsibility for a deal to President Obama and the Democrats.
After Obama Victory, How the New Government Is Shaping Up for Advisors: Updated
Some notable newcomers—Elizabeth Warren, for one—join Congress, which remains divided between the two parties as fiscal cliff, tax issues come to fore of national agenda. FPA and FSI's leaders and lobbyists weigh in on what's next.
Four Tax-Saving Strategies for Advisors
With possible changes on the horizon, it's time to take action -- the right action.
Obama vs. Romney on Regulation: DOL Fiduciary DOA? Yes or No to SRO? Borzi Gets Boot?
While the regulatory and legislative landscapes remain sketchy until after the election, industry officials say there are some sure bets advisors can count on.
8 Presidents, 1 Nominee and Tax Rates They Paid
The controversy over Mitt Romney’s limited disclosure of his tax history and the 14.1% tax rate he paid led AdvisorOne to compare his rate to eight presidents going back to 1970.
Ex-Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty Named CEO of Financial Services Roundtable
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was named president and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable, replacing longtime CEO Steve Barlett, who is retiring.
Several recent elections in Europe were seen as a referendum on fiscal austerity (and fiscal discipline) and their results were presented as a mood shift in favor of more government spending and economic stimulus.
Rise in Donors to Charities for the Destitute Looks Temporary
Despite accelerated giving, charities that strive to meet basic needs of the most down-and-out Americans are struggling to remain viable as demand for services accelerates, according to a new study.
NAPFA Names Ron Rhoades Chairman
On opening day of the 2012 NAPFA annual conference in Chicago, outgoing chairwoman Susan John named Ron Rhoades to succeed her as head of the fee-only planners group.
Why Washington Remains Graveyard of Bipartisan Dreams: News Analysis
Despite the pious talk of deficit-cutting centrists about the need to stop kicking the can down the road, a grand compromise will likely elude us until a leader emerges, Democrat or Republican, who can win over a large majority of the public to his vision of our society.