Archive | November, 2012

FDIC moves set to expire

26 Nov

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, one of the steps taken by the FDIC to shore up confidence in the U.S. economy was to increase deposit insurance from $100,000 to $250,000. Additionally, the FDIC created a temporary liquidity guarantee program—Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program—on non-interest-bearing transaction accounts (a category which includes most traditional checking [...]

A Political Window of Opportunity

19 Nov

Unless you are living under a rock, you haven’t been able to avoid the inevitable political back and forth that was an inescapable part of this past election season. Both parties have been taking shots at each other, and the debates have been vigorous and contentious. While the campaign was a bitter one, and the [...]

Worst Case Scenario?

12 Nov

After a tough few years, some cautious green shoots of recovery are starting to poke through the frozen ground of a dormant economy. The long, cold recessionary winter is over, and we can all look forward to better times ahead, right? Well, don’t put away the parkas and break out the suntan lotion just yet. [...]

Cliff Ahead

6 Nov

With the looming potential of a much-discussed “fiscal cliff” set to impact the nation in 2013, there are a number of issues that investors need to be thinking about with regard to getting their financial affairs in order (absent a last-minute political compromise). Recently I had an opportunity to write a piece for the Delaware [...]