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US Fiscal Cliff

What's A LIRP And Why You Should Own One

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Ike Ikokwu

A LIRP is a very powerful yet fairly basic financial planning tool that has been used to solve myriads of financial planning goals for decades. It's kind of like baking soda. Every household in America has one yet uses it a little differently.

Planning For A Totally Income Tax-Free Retirement

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Ike Ikokwu

It's been said the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While I can't help you avoid physical death, I can help you avoid paying taxes at retirement.

The Real Fiscal Cliff

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Ike Ikokwu

It's the foregone conclusion that no matter which hand the folks in Washington try to play, the fact is taxes will be higher... much higher in the future.

Worst Ever

Salon | DAVID SIROTA | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

During the halcyon 1990s, we labeled annual congressional temper tantrums for what they were: standard, if boring, budget impasses. Now, though, in a ...

Former GOP House Speaker Sounds Warning About Boehner

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) cast concern on House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) leadership after he moved to pass the fiscal cliff ...

Ryan, Rubio Part Ways In Contentious Battle

National Journal | Beth Reinhard | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Lumped together as two of the youngest and brightest Republican stars, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida parted ways on the ...

Why The Tea Party Wants Revenge

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Until last night, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that the Tea Party was on the wane....

Time For The Real Test

Salon | STEVE KORNACKI | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

The 113th Congress will convene for the first time at noon today, and barring an unforeseen morning development, it will in one of its first act elect...

GOP, Obama Ready For 'Much Uglier' Fights

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

* Debt ceiling, spending cuts will spark more fights * "Fiscal cliff" struggle a harbinger of things to come * Republica...

WATCH: Bachmann Slams Obama's 'Unnecessary Drama'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed Obama for bringing "unnecessary drama" by approving a Congressional pay raise in the midst of the fiscal cliff...

Obama Win Could Invite Years Of Warfare

The Daily Beast | Howard Kurtz | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

President Obama clearly won the fiscal cliff skirmish on Tuesday as he faced down the Republicans, forcing them despite years of fervent promises to r...

Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Hurt Many

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Ame...

How Congress 'Created A Monster' And Caused 'Immense Embarrassment'

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

By Fred Barbash WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Setting a looming deadline to avert self-created calamity has become a frequent device f...

Back To Hawaii!

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama departed the White House on Tuesday to resume his Hawaii vacation shortly after Congress approv...

Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama weighed in on the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Tuesday, saying it's "just one step" in the effort to strengthen the Ame...

12 Conservatives Angry At Republicans Due To Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

As the House prepared to vote Tuesday evening on a Senate-passed bill to avert the fiscal cliff, prominent conservatives -- both on and off Capitol Hi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Moves On Fiscal Cliff | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Subdued House Republicans Tuesday evening resigned themselves to passing the Senate's "fiscal cliff" bill, backing away from threats ear...

LIVE UPDATES: Fiscal Cliff Talks Continue

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Congressional leaders are still engaged in negotiations over the fiscal cliff. The Senate passed a last-minute plan at 2 a.m. Tuesday with a vote o...

Senate Measure Packed With Eclectic Mix Of Handouts, Takebacks

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

* Senate would end part of Obama's healthcare overhaul * Tax breaks for motorsports complexes, mine rescue teams * Green...

Ryan Grim

Prominent Republicans Displeased Over Fiscal Cliff Deal | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-stakes, multi-layered game of chicken is underway in the Capitol, as House Republicans grapple with how to handle a fiscal cliff ...

Trump Slams Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Donald Trump criticized Republicans Tuesday, tweeting that they "may be the worst negotiators in history." The billionaire real estate mogul's hars...

Dem Rails Against Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) railed against the last-minute fiscal cliff deal, defending middle-class families and slamming Congress for being "tied in kn...

Jennifer Bendery

Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached: White House, Hill Leaders Agree To Delay Sequester By Two Months | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three hours shy of the midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders reached a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, ...

Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached, Dem Aide Says

Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the ...

Obama Making Fiscal Cliff Statement

Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is giving a speech on the so-called fiscal cliff Monday at 1:30 p.m. with middle-class Americans, the White House announced. ...