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Did Donald Trump Cheat On His Social Security And Medicare Taxes?

Nancy Altman | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

The only way to know for sure is to see his federal income tax returns. But there is indeed evidence already in the public domain that suggests that, on top of being a racist, a misogynist, and a xenophobe, Donald Trump is a tax cheat.

How to Handle Employee Pay When You're a Small Business

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you're at the stage of your business where it's time to bring on help, one of the most daunting things can be figuring out the best way to pay your...

This One Line Sums Up Clinton And Sanders' Big Policy Argument

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

If you want to know why so many liberal policy wonks are exasperated with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) -- and why so many Sanders supporters are exaspe...

Social Security; Part 1: Today the Problem, Tomorrow the Solution

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so-called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefits the age is inching up each couple of months to 67, for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there? Or what will become of it.

Social Security: Analysis and Suggestions

Martin Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

Today with all the advancement on each of these fronts, average longevity is in the 80s and headed to the 90s. The largest growing demographic are the centurions and over -- for all the reasons that you readers know. So... what to do to rationalize the Social Security Retirement System?

My Son's First Paycheck and His Tax Revelation

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

We all remember that first summer job after our 16th birthday. Some of us can remember bussing tables, working the drive thru window or mowing yards for some extra money.

Future Homebuyer Pockets Picked By Washington Lawmakers

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Garrick T. Davis

The homebuyer of tomorrow should not be asked to pay for the fleeting temporary tax reduction and unemployment benefit extension of yesterday.

Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

President Obama, Go Big or Go Home

Robbie Gennet | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.

Asking How to Pay for Social Security Is Asking the Wrong Question

Scott Baker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
Scott Baker

Social Security works. It does what it was designed to do, and although this was not the concern when it was set up, it actually boosts the national output above what it distributes. It is a win-win-win.

A Solution to Eroding Retirement Security

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

Why are we not addressing how the system facilitates greed capitalism and envy while concentrating productive capital ownership among the 1 to 10 percent of the population?

Emily Swanson

Americans Feeling Effects Of Payroll Tax Increase | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

A majority of working Americans are noticing smaller paychecks after the payroll tax cut expired this year, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll --...

Salaried Employees Will Earn 2 Percent Less Per Paycheck in 2013 | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business

Americans saw a payroll tax increase on January 1, 2013, due to the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, a temporary tax break voted into law in the hopes of stimulating the economy.

Refusing Austerity in America -- How "Baby Bonds" Could Expand Social Security

Alan A. Aja | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

We need to expand the conception and reach of social security rather than continuously put it on the national chopping block.

N.Y. congressman quits paying wife from campaign account

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Survey Finds Tax Hike Fears Overrated

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

The payroll tax hike may not be derailing the economic recovery after all. Forty-eight percent of Americans did not even notice the Jan. 1 payroll ...

Mark Gongloff

Here's Proof That Austerity Is Already Here | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

As you have probably heard, today is Sequester Day, when the Austerity Badger sneaks into America and sets our money on fire. In truth, austerity is h...

Washington Idiocy Pinches Consumers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Apple's Festering Worm

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Why Consumers are Bummed Out

Robert Reich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

The stock market is bullish. The housing market seems to have rebounded a bit. So why are consumers so glum? Because they're deeply worried about their jobs and their incomes -- as they have every right to be.

How to Combat Payroll Tax Increase

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeanette Pavini

Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.

Fiscal Fiasco Solved? Not Even Close

Aaron Wang | Posted 03.16.2013 | Teen
Aaron Wang

The fiscal cliff deal we were given was fashioned in a matter of days with too little revenue initiatives, no spending cuts, no debt ceiling resolutions, and a cornucopia of corporate tax extensions.

2012 Jobs Story

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Looking back at 2012 it is clear that the jobs market turned in a solid and underwhelming performance. In fact, 2012, was a slightly weaker re-run of 2011 with a significant decline in the headline unemployment rate.

Why Your Boss Is Dreading Pay Day (And Why You Should Be Too)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

Bosses around the country are dreading pay day thanks to the fiscal cliff deal brokered by Congress on Tuesday. As part of the deal, politicians le...

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Get Raw 'Cliff' Deal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many of the nation's poorest workers were looking forward to a modest pay hike on New Year's Day, when 10 states implemented higher mini...