The newly redesigned $100 bill was announced in 2010, but due to production delays it won’t be put into circulation until later this year.
At the end of 2012 a whole host of tax breaks are all expiring at once. It is being called “Taxmageddon” and unless something is done the average household could see a huge tax increase.
This evening we heard news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan. What effect will the news have on our markets?
The IRS has announced that if you plan to itemize your taxes, you will have to delay filing as their systems aren’t yet up to date with the current law. Find out when the IRS will start processing returns here.
Over the past year or so we’ve been talking on this site quite a bit about the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, and whether or not they would be renewed in some form before they expire on December 31st. We looked at what would happen to the tax rates if they weren’t renewed, and […]
At the end of the 2010 there will be a tax increase for all taxpayers, if something isn’t done. Back in 2001 the Bush administration helped to get an across the board tax cut passed that effectively lowered the marginal tax rates for all people paying taxes. (If you didn’t pay taxes, it doesn’t matter […]
As the effects of the $787 billion stimulus package of last year begin to wear off, the Obama administration is now looking at the option of passing yet another “limited” stimulus package to help dig the economy “out of a deep valley”. Without it they fear that the slow gains our economy has made this […]
It was announced this past week that the Department of the Treasury will be issuing a new redesigned $100 note on February 10, 2011. It has been overhauled and has been updated to include a ton of new features to help thwart counterfeiters. Over a decade of research and development went into its new security […]
Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) of 2009 On May 22nd, 2009 Barack Obama signed new legislation into law called the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD Act). The law was supposed to force credit card companies to become more transparent with their fees, interest rates and other […]
Fresh off of a $787 billion stimulus package passed in February of 2009, congressional Democrats are now beginning to talk about passing a second, more modest stimulus package sometime within the next few months – aimed at easing the unemployment crisis. From Reuters: Congressional Democrats’ push for another U.S. stimulus package got a boost on […]
photo credit: kevindooley The Congressional Budget Office released a statement this week stating that they believed the current versions of the 2009 stimulus package would actually be harmful to our nation’s economy in the long run. President Obama’s economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were […]
As the new year gets closer the President-elect and his team are making plans for the new year, and his first term in office. One of the first things on the table, a stimulus package that could reach or exceed $775 billion dollars. Regarding the new administration’s stimulus plan, Mr. Axelrod also said that the […]
If you’ve been watching the news lately you’ve probably seen the rash of bad news that we’ve had surrounding large companies and CEOs keeping cooked books, running Ponzi schemes and just defrauding people in all sorts of ways. It hasn’t been one isolated incident, but multiple incidents. The one thing they all have in common? […]
photo credit: Tony the Misfit Sounds like a stimulus plan is in the works, to be signed by President elect Obama once he is sworn in. From the Wall Street Journal: Aides to President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush are rushing to craft measures to shore up financial markets and prevent a policy […]