Wyoming Named #2 Best Run State

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 24/7 Wall Street  2. Wyoming > Debt per capita: $2,694 (18th lowest) > Budget deficit: 10.3% (32nd largest) > Unemployment: 6.0% (7th lowest) > Median household income: $56,322 (13th highest) > Pct. below poverty line: 11.3% (6th lowest) Wyoming is not the best-run state in the nation this […]

The Bottom Line of the Amended Taxpayer Relief Act

In the wee hours of New Year’s Day 2013, the Senate passed by bipartisan vote an amended version of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. How will that translate to your tax return? Marginal Rates: For taxpayers earning less than $400,000 (single) or $450,000 (joint filers), income tax rates remain unchanged. Above these thresholds, […]

Estate of the Art – Financial Times

By Laura Battle, Financial Times View the Article > Following the financial crisis, two markets have emerged as relatively safe havens for international money: art and prime property. For some, the ongoing economic crisis has been little more than an idle diversion, something of a soap opera. There are those who hit rare good fortune on […]

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Named #1 in Forbes “Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States”

The Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States Christopher Steiner, Forbes Staff When I became serious about skiing, I wanted to know where, exactly, I should be spending my time and my money.  I approached the problem as an engineer might.  I used quantitative methods: which resort gets the most snow, which has the […]

The 3.8% Tax Is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine National Association of REALTORS® Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition to the legislation: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income of upper-income households to help shore up Medicare. The tax takes effect in 2013. Among […]