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.
States Improve Budget Decisions by Using Cost-Benefit Analyses, Study Finds
It might sound simplistic, but Pew-MacArthur study finds that using data to drive decisions improves performance.
Niall Ferguson: 4 Reasons America Is Falling Apart
Niall Ferguson, a conservative Harvard professor equally at home in the sweep of civilization as the history of finance, explained to an audience of investment professionals how it is that much of the world is growing while the U.S. is slowing.
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.
Precious Metals and Taxes: What to Expect With Transactions
The experts at Tax Facts Online on how sales of precious metals are taxed.
Senators’ SEAL Act Would Ease 401(k) Loan Paybacks
The bipartisan Shrinking Emergency Account Losses (SEAL) Act would give workers who leave their jobs until they file their federal taxes to repay 401(k) loans.
10 Worst Districts for Women’s Pay Revealed; Senators Push Paycheck Fairness Act
Senate democrats gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help close the pay gap between women and men working equivalent jobs.
Simpson, Bowles: To Fix Fiscal House, ‘We Need Patriots, Not Panderers’
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles’ blunt, tough message on fixing the fiscal mess gets a warm reception among Schwab Impact attendees.
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.
11 Key Congressional Committees for Advisors to Worry About
As the election approaches, not just the White House and Congress are in play, but also control of congressional committees important to advisors and others in the financial services sector.