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By Barry Habib Last year's forecast had anticipated some very odd happenings...but nothing to the extent of how the actual story unfolded, in what became a year of making history. How did we do on our forecast last year? Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was confident that we were not heading...
New Deductions Could Mean More Cuts1 Mileage IncreaseThe standard mileage credit IRS gave in 2007 was 50.5 cents for business and 19 cents for medical or qualified moving trips. However, due to sudden gas price increases - and not-so-gentle congressional prompting - these expenses have gone up ef...
Today's affluent homeowners are moving further away from traditional 30- and 15-year fixed rate mortgages and instead are choosing less traditional products, like interest-only mortgages to enhance their financial situations. This trend has started catching on among educated homeowners, who are ...
As I look out my office window to watch a snow accumulation not experienced in SE Washington for many years, I ponder change. Changes we've seen in the last year and changes we'll experience in the next 12 months. Some of these changes we can control and of course, some we can't. I commit to shar...