Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, April 25, 2016 8:00 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

A federal feud: The central bank and Congress members often find themselves at odds.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:10 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Congress is in the midst of its version of last-minute Christmas shopping, working to wrap up both a federal spending measure and the tax extenders bill.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:40 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie,” is paying off more than $360,000 in federal taxes while also seeking a seat in the U.S. House.

Monday, January 12, 2015 4:45 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The U.S. House takes a shot at forcing Congress to fix Social Security.

Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin ·

The good news is that Congress just passed a massive spending bill. The bad news is that critics say that Citigroup wrote some of the provisions in the bill, giving Wall Street some help in ditching Dodd-Frank.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:27 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

A federal terrorism insurance program is expiring, which could mean big rate hikes for businesses.

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

New legislation offers a tax credit for working adults that pay for the care of their parents without requiring that the parents be the child’s dependents for tax purposes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin ·

Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:00 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

While the Federal Reserve has given stress tests to the nation’s banks since the financial crisis, the Fed chair’s semi-annual testimony before both houses amounts to Congress’ own version of stress testing the nation’s top central banker. But in her first of two days of appearances on Capital Hill, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s so-called Humphrey-Hawkins

Friday, February 21, 2014 5:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick ·

The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.

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