The Age of Financial Secrecy Is Ending
Transparency is here, like it or not. Forward-thinking adaptation that takes advantage of the new reality is the key to survival.
What Americans Really Think About Taxes: Pew
One surprising finding: More than a third of taxpayers say they like doing their taxes, according to Pew Research.
Most Americans Dislike IRS: Pew Poll
In a Pew Research poll on eight big federal agencies, the IRS was the only one rated unfavorably by more than half of respondents.
Can Advisors Handle Quantum Computers?
Powerful processors could reshape finance.
Senate Rejection of Keystone XL Measure Sets Up 2015 Showdown
Keystone XL pipeline backers came up one vote short in the Senate though vowed to try again in January.
Niall Ferguson: Will Bitcoin Banish U.S. Dollar, or Will U.S. Dollar Banish Bitcoin?
Have Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Bitcoin leveled the playing field between ordinary citizens and government, or have they been co-opted?
Some American Funds Clients Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug
Parent company Capital Group urged 800,000 customers to change account passwords and other information to protect themselves from risk caused by the Heartbleed computer bug.
Why Advisors Should Watch Obama’s State of the Union Speech
For one thing, your clients (and prospects) may be watching. For another, it's important to understand how the truth gets twisted in Washington.
15 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: June
The Twitterverse exploded in snark and outrage over news of the NSA surveillance program and the Fed's plan to taper bond buying, while Greece was cut to emerging-market status and gold bugs got jittery.
8 Massive Hack Attacks Aimed at Financial Data
The spread of financial services offered on the Web has led to an increasing number of hacking incidents, which put customer accounts, data and money at risk. Ace Private Risk Service's Gary Raphael offers some data security advice.