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It's December -- Do You Know Where Your Tax Paperwork Is?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

By having all your documents in one place, you are one step closer to filing your return. Remember my first rule of tax return time? The earlier you file, the sooner you will get your refund!

Why We Are Losing the Tax Reform Debate

Martin Lobel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Reform does not mean raising taxes on the rich. It means cutting tax subsidies to the rich to slow the dramatic shift of wealth from the middle class to the very rich.

Homeowner Beware: "Robbing the Hood"

Tino Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tino Diaz

Existing and aspiring homeowners need to band together with a strong and singular voice to protect and promote sustainable homeownership for all segments of America, lest we continue to foreclose on our future. As recent history has demonstrated, we must be especially mindful during budget crises.

Housing 2013: What's In, What's Out

Jed Kolko | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Rising prices encourage new construction, and rising prices encourage some homeowners to sell. The big question for 2013 is whether today's price gains will continue strongly enough to encourage builders to build and homeowners to sell.

Real Estate's Biggest Myth Runs Into Fiscal Cliff

Ben Hallman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Ben Hallman

The deduction helps some middle-class families to a modest degree, but it is mostly a giant giveaway to the wealthy. Moreover, there's no evidence to suggest home prices would crash or people would suddenly choose renting over buying if it went away.

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Paul Ryan

Adam Levin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Paul Ryan has remained consistent. His statements are often lies, and when his talk turns to statistics and numbers and the financial facts faced by everyday Americans, his lies expand past the realm of "damned lies" into Mark Twain's third category of exotic deception.

Ben Hallman

Obamas Claim Tax Break That Most Helps The Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama didn't benefit last year from the huge break in the tax code that allows his presumptive rival, Mitt Romney, to pay taxes at a ...

The Flatter Tax

Ed Koch | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

What I Want to Hear From My President

Sheila Crowley | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

I am one of many Americans who hope that President Obama will offer real job creating solutions when he speaks to the nation after Labor Day. I am hop...

Want to Help Homeowners? Replace the Mansion Subsidy and Require Banks to Act Responsibly

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

Almost two-thirds of affluent Americans -- many living in mansions -- get housing aid from Washington. Whether they admit it or not, the wealthy live in subsidized housing. It's time to stop this and help working families achieve the American Dream.

Zach Carter

Liberal Think Tank Parrots Bank Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following is produced in partnership with The Dylan Ratigan Show's weeklong "No Way To Live" series on the financial crisis and its impact on ordi...

Waste Not Want Not: City Living is the Way to a Wealthier Nation

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

To reduce the country's excessive energy consumption, we need to make our new and existing suburbs more like cities. This means embracing the principles of smart growth and transit-oriented development.