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- Dec 30 20165 minutes
How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies
U.S. companies are hyper-focused on quarterly earnings. What can be done to push them to invest more in the years and decades ahead?
- Mar 25 20172 minutes
What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?
That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.
- Jan 1 20164 minutes
7 Smart Financial Steps to Take in 2016
Make 2016 your year to prosper.
- Jun 1 20142 minutes
When to Spend Your Time Versus When to Spend Your Money
Work-life balance is about managing the way you use both.
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
WHAT’S AT STAKE The Obama years saw the Bush tax cuts made permanent for all but the wealthiest, plus new Obamacare levies. Now the question of how much of your paycheck you’ll get to keep—and who should pay more or less—is back on the table in a bi
- Feb 23 20172 minutes
Where U.S. Companies Stand on the Border Adjustment Tax
Exporters and importers are at odds over the proposal.
- Aug 1 20161 minute
What Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves? Start Here.
It's not a simple decision, but there is a right answer.
- Feb 24 20175 minutes
Paul Ryan's Tax Plan May Not Do What Trump Says It Will
The president appears to be considering a border adjustment tax, which many economists favor. But its supporters warn it won’t give him what he wants.
- Mar 1 20161 minute
Are You Diversifying Your Income? You'd Better Start.
Just as a business shouldn't rely on one client, your personal income should never rely on one source.
- Mar 13 20174 minutes
A Tax Showdown At the Border
Part of the GOP’s plans to overhaul the tax code divides corporate America | “The hard reality is the border tax is on life support”
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
Why People Vote for Counterproductive Policies
Human beings are really good at picking out cause-and-effect relationships. But they’re bad at predicting future consequences.
- Mar 1 20142 minutes
The 3 Most Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make on Their Taxes
CPAs reveal the big IRS no-no's committed by 'treps
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Ask the Expert
REAL ESTATE Q I want to get rid of my mortgage faster. What’s the best way do it? A If you can pay more each month, you have two options: refinance to a shorter-term loan or write bigger checks to trim the principal. While 15-year loans have lower
- Nov 28 20163 minutes
India’s Cash-Canceling Experiment
Modi is installing an almost cashless system that will expand banks’ deposits | “We are sitting almost idle. There are no buyers”
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Heavenly Tax Reform
The House GOP has an idea for business taxes that could win bipartisan support
- Nov 28 20162 minutes
How Rational Are Rational Expectations?
The World Bank’s chief economist questions a macroeconomic pillar | “Assume A, assume B … blah blah blah … and so … P is true”
- Feb 1 20179 minutes
I asked one of my students to explain his support for Trump. The answer was more than I bargained for.
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
Chinese Buyers Move On From Vancouver
A tax on foreign investors makes Seattle and Toronto look better | “Chinese money isn’t going to sit and wait”
- Oct 1 20163 minutes
The European Honeymoon is Over
With a $14.6 billion salvo fired at Apple over its tax deals in Ireland, European regulators are escalating their battle against American business.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
Taxing Mexico. Or Not
The administration is looking for ways to pay for the wall | If “Trump wants to target Mexico … he needs another strategy”
- Oct 10 20165 minutes
The Smart Person’s Guide To Paying Taxes
Snippets from candidate tax returns offer lessons in obscure tax planning strategies
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
Apple’s $14.5 Billion Tax Spat Signals a World of Uncertainty for Big Corporations
EVER HEAR OF A DOUBLE IRISH? It’s not a drink but one of the controversial tax strategies that help some American companies keep profits abroad at lower rates. Such strategies are at the heart of the Aug. 30 ruling by the European Union demanding tha
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
Could Trump Actually Impose an Import Tariff on Mexico?
And what would such a policy do?
- Jan 27 20172 minutes
So, What Is a Border Adjustment?
It’s a lot more complicated (and comprehensive) than a tariff.
- Sep 26 20163 minutes
Add Cops Now, Find The Money Later
Chicago is dealing with a spike in murders amid a pension shortfall | “When there’s a crisis, there’s money that is always found”
- Jan 26 20171 minute
The Trump Administration’s Not-so-Internal Monologue on a Tax to Pay for the Border Wall
In one afternoon, the White House offered a confusing statement on Mexican imports, leading many to believe a massive tariff was coming, and then backed away.
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
No.123 Where Everybody Knows His Name
For more than 20 years, Scott Wolfe ran a successful chain of convenience stores in New Orleans. In 2012, after Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife, Jane, combined two very different businesses to help bring the community back.
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Kansas City: Five Reasons Startup Village Could Happen Only Here
Other cities may try to replicate the magic, but it won't be easy.
- Mar 22 20174 minutes
Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?
In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.