Monthly Archives: July 2017

4 mid-year tax moves to make today

Filing taxes is harrowing enough that most of us would rather not think about it throughout the year. But with 2017 rapidly approaching its midpoint, here are a few tax moves you can’t afford to put off.

1. Make your estimated tax payment

If you’re self-employed, or earn a great deal of income from investments, you’ll need to stay on top of your estimated tax payments.....More>>>

5 Things for Agents to Know About the Senate Health Bill

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Social Security Might Be Too Much of a Mystery to Affect Savings: Economists

Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Plan

The Senate’s new Better Care Reconciliation Act bill might fail, but it could still pass.

Republicans hold just 52 seats in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is struggling to get....More>>>

OPEC, have no fear: The U.S. oil-shale output crash is here

Concerns over the ability for U.S. shale-oil production to offset efforts by other oil producers to rebalance the market have been greatly exaggerated.

The energy industry is already suffering from the impact of spending cuts over the past several years, said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group, in a webinar held Tuesday afternoon.

Were losing investment in the....More>>>

Avoid Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) Stock Until This Is Resolved

Just when it looked like Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) — along with its partial-parent/operator Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE) — were finally going to make their way out of a legal swamp, they slipped back in.

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The latest chapter in what’s become an agonizingly long saga for ETE shareholders and for owners of ETP stock....More>>>

Top 5 Insurance Stocks To Own For 2018

What’s the latest hold-up in the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare?

How to help people pay for their health insurance.

Republicans are fractured over whether to replace Obamacare subsidies with refundable tax credits that would be based on a person’s age rather than their income. A faction of conservative lawmakers don’t like that these....More>>>