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The U.S. Government Shutdown Explained

By |2013-10-01T19:26:03-04:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Congress failed to agree on a spending bill for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2013, resulting in the first government shutdown since 1995. According to the Congressional Research Service, this is the 18th time the [...]

White House Delays Employer Health Insurance Mandate

By |2013-07-12T15:51:49-04:00July 12th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The White House announced on July 2, 2013, that it would delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act's reporting requirements applicable to large and mid-sized employers and health insurers for one year. As a result, the [...]

Employers Receive Transition Relief for WOTC Certification

By |2013-04-10T14:24:09-04:00April 10th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the recently released Notice 2013-14, the IRS provided a bit of relief for employers who wish to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which was retroactively extended by the American Taxpayer Relief [...]

Reasons for Guarded Optimism (And Why Market Timing Seldom Works)

By |2012-08-23T18:15:06-04:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The stock market caught everybody off-guard on Friday August 3rd; the S&P 500 index climbed 1.90% on news that the U.S. economy created 163,000 new jobs in July--about 60% more than economists were expecting.  Or maybe [...]

The World Belongs to the Young

By |2011-03-17T05:18:59-04:00March 17th, 2011|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In their February 7th issue, Bloomberg Businessweek ran an extensive article on youth unemployment, detailing its impact and problems and how it is driving political change throughout the world. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_07/b4215058743638.htm As I read the article, what [...]

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010

By |2011-01-12T05:31:56-05:00January 12th, 2011|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, signed into law on December 17, 2010, is the end result of President Obama's compromise with the GOP to extend the "Bush tax cuts" [...]