5 Tips For Handling Your IRA During A Recession

  • August 27, 2009

Sometimes there can be a silver lining in a down economy, but you have to be paying attention to see them. Here are some ideas that should capture your attention.

What Happens When Your Business Value Declines?

  • August 25, 2009

I recently read the article, "The 5 Stages of Valuation", that compares the phsycological character of our clients that receive a declining business valuation to the character outlined in the "Five Stages of Grief".

Cash For Clunkers May Be Nearing An End

  • August 20, 2009

Auto dealers are worried about the government running out of funds before they get reimbursed for these incentives. Wednesday Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he wants to let the dealers know when they are getting close to running out of the additional $3 billion in funds allocated for the program.

Consumer Financial Protection Agency A Bad Idea!

  • August 4, 2009

The American Bankers Association (ABA) and most bankers believe that the creation of a new regulatory agency to oversee consumer protection is a bad idea. The ABA on it's website is "asking all bankers to contact their Members of Congress to let them know that creating creating a new consumer agency is not the solution. It would only complicate our existing regulatory structure by adding another layer of bureacuracy with no guarantee of better consumer protection."

Second Quarter 2009 Brings Many Important Tax Developments

  • August 4, 2009

The second quarter of 2009 saw significant federal tax developments from the White House, Congress and the IRS. Many of the developments relate to temporary tax breaks in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (2009 Recovery Act), which Congress passed in February to help stimulate the U.S. economy. Additionally, important guidance for individuals, businesses and pension plans also came from the IRS. This article describes some of federal tax developments that occurred during the second quarter of 2009.

Lawmakers Struggle To Pay For Health Care Reform

  • August 4, 2009

Health care reform continues to elude Congress as lawmakers struggle to find ways to pay for its estimated $1 trillion cost. The House is poised to pass a massive health reform bill, America's Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200), which includes a surcharge on higher income individuals. The Senate, however, is unlikely to pass its version of health care reform before Congress' August recess. A final bill is not expected to pass Congress until the fall or maybe later.