Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Democratic Party’s platform committee felt the Bern, with Bernie Sanders making inroads in the tax area of the party’s guiding document.

Monday, September 07, 2015 6:10 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The Oracle of Omaha just turned 85, and the self-made billionaire is still bringing in the big bucks.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 2:31 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget contains several tax proposals prompted by well-known individuals, including Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney.

Monday, December 22, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The top donations by Americans totaled more than $3 billion in 2014.

Monday, November 25, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Following the investments of the biggest fish on Wall Street just got a lot easier.

Monday, May 06, 2013 3:17 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

People are Warren Buffett’s most important secret.

Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:36 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Fidelity Investments, which manages more 401(k) accounts than any other company, released a good-news/bad-news quarterly retirement planning report today. The good news is employees are saving more, and employers are shelling out more in matches. Employee contributions rose in 2011 to $5,750, up from $5,680 in 2010. At the same time, employers kicked in an

Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:52 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

President Obama is calling his proposal for a new, higher minimum tax rate for those earning more than $1 million a year the “Buffett Rule,” according to an article in the New York Times. This, of course, is a reference to billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s public plea to the government to force the rich to

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 3:43 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When Warren Buffett speaks, people listen, and not just for investing tips. Last month, Buffett published an op-ed piece in the New York Times stating that he and his fellow mega-rich have been enjoying “extraordinary tax breaks” for too long and suggested Congress impose higher rates on taxable income above $1 million. He hit a

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 3:45 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett caused a media stir this week with his op-ed in the New York Times titled “Stop coddling the Super-Rich.” Buffett outed himself and his fellow mega-rich as tax-cheapskates, thanks to tax-friendly legislation, and urged Congress to raise taxes as part of a deficit-reduction plan. “While the poor and middle class fight

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