Archive for the News Category

Financial News and Articles from the Web – Dec

Important and Interesting Financial News and Articles from the Web – Dec New homes built with solar panels, trend to help reduce energy costs SEC MLM warning; says to be aware of internet fraudulent multi-level marketing schemes 16 Rules for Investors to Live By – The Wall Street Journal 16 Rules for Investors to Live By Need a… Read More »

Important Financial Articles from the Web – Nov

Important and Interesting Financial News and Articles from the Web Open enrollment for ACA Obamacare 11/15: If you didn’t sign up last time you can soon, already covered: renew/change, from the New York Times Retirees and real estate, decisions and planning implications, often overlooked but important, from Market Watch Financial planning data worth noting: Social… Read More »

Hyundai and Kia Fined Again for Nearly $300M For Overstated Gas Mileage

Lack of Corporate Integrity for Kia and Hyundai? The Impact to Personal Finances? Deja vu for Kia and Hyundia: It was almost 2 years ago to the date, of the announcement that Hyundai and Kia overstated gas mileage ratings for over 900,000 autos sold since late 2010 and into 2012. Today, on election eve November… Read More »

Introducing the New eFinPLAN Website!

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The eFinPLAN online financial planning Web site is entirely new this autumn! We are very excited about all the new things we are bringing you. This has been an almost 12-month project, and we are extremely pleased to make everything better for you. Here are some of the highlights: State-of-Art Web Design—More modern and easier to navigate,… Read More »

The Fiscal Cliff Deal, Winners and Losers & What It Means To Your Personal Finances

Categories: News, Taxes

The showdown in Washington over Federal taxes and spending ended with an agreement signed into law this week. Here are the losers and winners that we can see at this point. Further analysis is forthcoming of H.R.8 – American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and will be reported to you later this month. Winners Overall Taxes: Joint… Read More »

Do you want to know what the fiscal fight is really about?

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This is a non-partisan article about what the fiscal cliff fight is really about. It is a philosophical battle, but if you read the newspapers, and watch TV news, you will not get this story. Believe you me, I have watched and read many commentaries and opinions about this, but no one has yet to boil… Read More »

A Primer on Recession Indicators: Gross Domestic Product and Unemployment

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Unemployment statistics are an important indicator of how our economy is doing; more people employed points to stronger business growth and to fewer people receiving government entitlements. However, this is a little difficult to track, since the government doesn’t really publish a combined statistic that truly indicates what is happening. Most people who study this… Read More »

Tax Planning: In Uncertain “Fiscal Cliff” Times & Year End Tax Planning

Kevin Koval, CPA, ABV, CFP and Roger C. Nagel, CPA, CMA of Nagel, CPAs* With the completion of the presidential elections there has been much discussion focused on the so-called “fiscal cliff”. Many economic forecasts have stated that President Obama and Congress need to reach some agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff if the nation is… Read More »

Debt Collector Fraud in the News

Over the last 4 years we have seem an epidemic of people that have been late on their monthly debt repayments. Many of these borrowers have never been late on payments before, however during the recession people often have to deal with multiple problems. It used to be common that someone just had to work… Read More »

Are we headed into another recession in 2013?

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What is a recession? Technically a recession occurs when business cycles retract, evidenced by down consecutive quarters of GDP, or a 12 month 1.5% or more rise in unemployment. When did the recession end? The most recent recession officially started December 2007 and ended June of 2009. Did the US recession really end yet, what… Read More »