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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Bold moves needed to turn U.S. economy around

    To hear the media tell it, all eyes are on the fiscal cliff. Which side is compromising and which side isn't? Which side's numbers add up? How can votes in the House and the Senate be structured for maximum political gain? What will the deal ultimately...
  • Grow the economy by growing the debate about it

    Hey, have you heard about this thing called "the fiscal cliff"? Actually, the better question is: Have you heard about anything except the fiscal cliff? Nine months ago, the term had not even entered the media lexicon. And now it's suddenly everywhere....
  • This is something we must not forget

    "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." It's one of Milan Kundera's most famous lines, from his novel "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting." It's one worth keeping in mind as we approach March 20, the 10th...
  • Fiscal cliff tax planning

    With less than three months before the end of the year, time is short to plan for the much-dreaded "fiscal cliff." What is the fiscal cliff, you ask? It's the combination of tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect in January...
  • Year-end tax tips - Part One

    While "fiscal cliff" negotiations are throwing a wrench into everybody's year-end financial planning, please don't throw up your hands and do nothing! My last two columns of the year will be devoted to some tried-and-true year-end tax strategies that...
  • Fiscal cliff notes

    The fiscal cliff is now front and center in the national consciousness, and with Thanksgiving behind us, the time is right to help you further understand what is at stake for you and your pocketbook. The cliff refers to the combination of tax increases...
  • Year-end tax tips - Part Two

    With the end of the year being synonymous with the "fiscal cliff," year-end tax planning has gotten a bit more complicated. However, there are still tried and true year-end moves to make now, which can help lower your tax bill in April. 1. Give...
  • The winners and losers of 2012

    Between the presidential election, Washington gridlock over the fiscal cliff and plenty of market gyrations in between, 2012 was a long year. Here are the year's financial winners and losers, as I see them: Winners Diversified investors: Once again, the...
  • Estate planning, once and for all

    Estate attorneys rejoiced when Congress agreed to a deal to address the so-called "fiscal cliff." Finally, after a decade of not knowing what would happen to federal estate taxes, lawmakers settled the matter when The American Taxpayer Relief Act of...
  • Debt ceiling redux

    It was just over two years ago when Congress last fought about increasing the nation's borrowing limit. After that battle, ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States by one notch, and the S&P 500 stock index...
  • No skin in the game

    An Internet search is inconclusive as to where the phrase "no skin in the game" originated. Some ascribe it to the late columnist William Safire; others to investor Warren Buffett. Politicians often use the phrase to justify policies to their liking. It...