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The real reason the Federal Reserve isn't raising interest rates
Breakfast with Benjamin: The real reason the Fed is sitting on its hands boils down to a lousy employment market.
Financial advisers are putting ETFs in the driver's seat
Whether it's the liquidity, transparency, low cost or something else, financial advisers increasingly are favoring exchange-traded funds over mutual funds. The results of a Financial Planning Association survey of advisers showed that 81% are now using or recommending ETFs, compared with 78% for
Not all loan interest is created equal
There's a lot of misunderstanding regarding the rules on deducting the interest paid on a loan.
Supreme Court rules Maryland double-tax structure is unconstitutional
Accountants prepare clients to refile income tax returns for refund of county taxes.
Broker-dealers face administrative hurdles in rollout of QLAC annuity
Confusion remains over who ensures the contract purchase meets Treasury's guidelines.
Trekking to Europe and Japan for attractive dividend income
Breakfast with Benjamin: Where to look when it's time to go beyond the traditional hunting grounds for dividend income.
4 ways to keep clients' portfolios from getting taxed to death
Your clients will appreciate it if you help them avoid the 43.4% tax bracket
Senate Finance Committee OKs changes to college savings plans
Legislation loosening the rules around Section 529 college savings plans is poised to advance through a key Senate committee Wednesday.The Senate Finance Committee is set to approve a measure that contains three changes that the House of Representatives passed earlier this year by a wide margin.
Lessons to learn from the last Nasdaq bubble
Breakfast with Benjamin: The Nasdaq is back to 2000 levels, but everything else is different.
Take advantage of 'tax alpha'
Be cognizant of the tax treatment of investments and where they should be held.
State Street gets the cold shoulder from financial advisers
Breakfast with Benjamin: State Street gets poor marks from financial advisers, despite dedicated efforts to mend fences and build new relationships.
Tax season takeaways keep on coming
Advisers and accountants are taking a look back at 2014's results and thinking about what they can do better for 2015.
Tax season is over, but IRA fixes can still be made
Roth IRA conversions or contributions can be undone up to Oct. 15 of the following year
House passes two tax-reform bills
Legislation would repeal estate tax, make state, local sales tax deductions permanent.
Japan bumps China off the mountain as top holder of U.S. debt
Breakfast with Benjamin: Japan takes over as America's biggest creditor but China is right behind. Plus: More banks abandon student loan biz, Colorado's weed tax bummer, and where banking is still beyond at least 2 billion people.