When Congress passed a farm bill earlier this year, it expected to save $8.6 billion over 10 years by tightening what many say is a loophole in the food stamp, or SNAP, program. But it's not going to You
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have unique characteristics that make them a great portfolio diversifier. The performance of REITs has been on par with US common stocks; however, the correlation
Last year’s tax hikes combined with the stock market run-up mean a lot of taxpayers should be making big fourth quarter 2013 estimated tax payments on January 15. If they don’t pay in now but should, face
Let’s say you are either switching companies or ready to retire. Should you roll over your 401(k) into an individual retirement account (IRA)? The natural answer is to roll over into an IRA. It sounds
Stepping up to the plate to take your first swing at ETF investing has never been simpler and more cost effective, but as eager investors approach these products, are they really understanding the differences
Some folks cheer when the Internal Revenue Service’s budget shrinks. Last summer, for example, a House subcommittee approved a 24% IRS budget cut, in part as punishment for the agency’s ham-handed handling
By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot. Already wealthier than most of us will
Business News Audi will light the way for an increasingly high-tech auto industry next week when it introduces its Sport Quattro Laserlight concept vehicle at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las
AT&T wants you to drop T-Mobile and take their wireless service so badly, they’ll give you up to $450 to do it. In a first-of-its-kind promotion, one carrier is specifically targeting another’s customers.
The president will meet with some Americans on Tuesday who have lost their benefits. WASHINGTON — President Obama will meet on Tuesday in Washington with some long-term unemployed Americans, as the White
Business News This New Year's may have been the last that Courtney Scott celebrates in her modest suburban Atlanta home. Two days before Christmas, as her quest for an affordable mortgage entered its year,
There are a lot of changes brewing in the tax world for 2014. Some changes are the result of things Congress did – and even more, the result of things didn’t do. But Congress doesn’t pull all of the strings.
In trading on Friday, shares of the Senior Loan Portfolio ETF (AMEX: BKLN) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $24.90, changing hands as high as $24.91 per share. Senior Loan Portfolio shares
In trading on Friday, shares of Ares Capital Corporation (NASD: ARCC) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $17.54, changing hands as low as $17.51 per share. Ares Capital Corporation shares are