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Personal Finance and Pride

When Sarah and I were shopping for houses, there were some houses that I essentially wouldn’t even look at. I’d look at the picture and then quickly find some reason not to bother with even visiting that house. Why? Pride. I wanted a house that I would be proud to own and proud to have people come and visit. Show More Summary

Texas GOP lawmaker: No need to probe Trump’s finances because Deutsche Bank is German, not Russian

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), who is currently leading the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, told CNN this week that he doesn’t see any need for Congress to scrutinize loans given by Deutsche Bank to President Donald...

Testimony: Volatility and Legality of the Capital Gains Tax Proposal in Washington

Prepared Testimony for the Washington House Finance Committee February 16, 2018 Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee: My name is Jared Walczak, and I’m a senior policy analyst with the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax policy research organization. Capital gains taxation has been a subject of perennial consideration here in Washington, and by now […]

Mueller is reportedly investigating Jared Kushner's efforts to seek foreign financing for his business

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating contacts between White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and foreign investors during the transition period, CNN reported. In particular, Mueller is investigating Kushner's interactions...Show More Summary

A physician’s financial advice to his widow

I am the one obsessed about finances in our house. Updating our monthly net worth spreadsheet and ensuring we are not paying mindless monthly fees for things we don’t use (i.e., magazines, Netflix, etc.). I allocate our investment portfolios and ensure that we have paid into our IRAs and 529s annually. It is not that […]

Museum of American Finance

last monthNews : Reason

You might expect the Museum of American Finance, located on Wall Street in a breathtaking structure that once housed the Bank of New York, to be an enthusiastic proponent of free enterprise. After all, as one exhibit points out, when...Show More Summary

De Blasio administration pulls subsidies for Durst affordable-housing project after public spat

Developer Douglas Durst was set to receive $43.5 million in financing from the city to include 163 units of affordable housing in his Hallets Point project along the Queens waterfront in Astoria. But... To view the full story, click the title link.

RNC mum in wake of finance chair Steve Wynn's sex scandal

Aswin Suebsaeng, White House reporter for The Daily Beast, talks with Joy Reid about the Republican National Committee's silence after the Wall Street...

The 15 American cities where competition to buy a home is fiercest

Over-demand for homes is ruling the housing market in many cities. Buyers in the best position to buy a home typically have mortgage financing in place, a credit score above 680, and a down payment above 15%. But many markets, like San...Show More Summary

Ex-Bush adviser: Mueller should look past Trump’s ‘kinky sex’ and find out ‘what’s going on with the finances’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The former chief White House ethics lawyer during the George W. Bush administration examined the legal and ethical issues before special counsel Robert Mueller surrounding Donald Trump’s alleged payment of hush money to former porn star Stormy Daniels. “What ethical issue is there here...

White House Tell-All To Become TV Series

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Hollywood Reporter: Michael Wolff’s controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television. Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. Show More Summary

Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances?

The White House deserves credit for its openness about the results of Friday’s medical exam, but has yet to extend that to other questions surrounding the president.

City financed a record number of affordable-housing units in 2017

The de Blasio administration financed an all-time high 24,356 units of affordable housing last year, the mayor announced today. That number included the construction of 7,177 apartments and the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Black Coffee: Burning Down the House

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s get right to it this week … “Remember the Golden Rule: Whoever has the gold, makes the […]

Trump presidency will end if Russia investigation touches on his finances, predicts Michael Wolff

White House officials believe Donald Trump’s presidency would end if a probe into possible collusion with Russia even “goes near” his finances, the author of an exposé on the President has claimed. Michael Wolff – whose explosive book...Show More Summary

House Democrats Demand Treasury Secretary’s Recusal on Trump Finance Questions

There’s no shortage of acid-drenched comments from Steve Bannon about Donald Trump and his family in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury, but one passage in particular has caught the attention of House Democrats attempting to investigate the financial ties of the Trump and Kushner families. “You realize where this is going,” Bannon told Wolff, […]

Bannon's split with Breitbart's top donors could cost him 40% of his income

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon could see his income drop 40% as a result of his main financial backer abandoning him. The Mercer family, which has long funded Breitbart News and helped finance the Trump campaign, have...Show More Summary

‘He’s sunk’: Michael Wolff says White House aides terrified of Mueller looking at Trump’s finances

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The investigation into Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign might end up taking out the president and his family due to possibly illegal financial activities, according to biographer Michael Wolff. In an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Wolff said that...

White House Aides Worried About Trump’s Finances

Author Michael Wolff said people in the White House believe that if special counsel Robert Mueller looks into President Trump’s finances in the Russia probe, the president is “sunk,” The Hill reports. Said Wolff: “People don’t think in the White [...]

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