Tag: "capital gains"

The Obligation of Business

Back in February, President Obama let businesses know what he thought. In a radio address rebuke he said, “If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America. They should se t up shop here, and hire our workers, and pay decent wages and invest in the future […]

The Good and Bad of 401(k) Fee Disclosure

For the past few years, the Department of Labor has wrestled with what kind of fee disclosure requirements to impose on 401(k) plans.  Currently the DOL has several pages of fiduciary rules that, if adhered to, will protect employers and plan administrators from potential liability.  While these rules are voluntary, most companies make certain they adhere to […]

New “Fees” on Investments…and Not from Mutual Funds

Beginning in 2013, the recently passed health care reform bill will impose new Medicare  taxes on unearned income for single filers with adjusted gross incomes of  $200,000 a year or more and joint filers with AGIs of $250,000 a year or more.  The new 3.8 percent will apply to any rent, royalties, dividends or capital […]