Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017. At the same time, the rate and number of people without health insurance increased from 7.9%, or 25.6 million, in 2017 to 8.5%, or 27.5 […]

New Year’s Advice In “The Way To Wealth” From America’s Grandfather Ben Franklin

Philadelphia, PA..America’s first self help author and motivational best seller was Benjamin Franklin. Not only that but he was America’s first publishing self made millionaire. He made enough that before he left to be our first Ambassador to France he loaned the Continental Congress money to help fund the revolution. He rose from humble beginnings […]

California Housing Affordability Holds Steady In 3rd Quarter Despite Wages & Lower Interest Failing To Raise Purchases

Los Angeles, CA…Rising wages and slightly lower interest rates did little to improve California’s housing affordability, which remained flat compared to the previous quarter, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California in third-quarter 2016 remained at 31 […]

California Ranks As The #6 Least Tax Friendly State For Retirees

Washington, DC…Kiplinger has revealed its annual list of the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees. Kiplinger’s 2016 Retiree Tax Map reveals senior tax breaks across all 50 states, and compares taxes on income (including Social Security benefits, pensions and other forms of retirement income), property, everyday purchases and, ultimately, your estate. California ranks as […]

Odds Of Rate Increases Strengthen & The Fed’s Monetary Policy Toolkit ~ Chair Janet L. Yellen

Jackson Hole, WY…The Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession posed daunting new challenges for central banks around the world and spurred innovations in the design, implementation, and communication of monetary policy. With the U.S. economy now nearing the Federal Reserve’s statutory goals of maximum employment and price stability, this conference provides a timely opportunity to […]

2014 Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearings in Culver City June 24

Sacramento, Ca – Individuals and businesses with ideas or concerns about the administration and oversight of California’s business and property taxes are invited to attend the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights hearings in Culver City on June 24, 2014. “We invite California taxpayers to share with us their ideas for how government can serve […]

Rabobank Highest in Customer Satisfaction in California Four Years Running, According to J.D. Power

Roseville, Ca — For the fourth straight year, Rabobank N.A. has ranked highest in customer satisfaction among retail banks in California, according to J.D. Power. The global marketing information services company’s 2014 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study℠ (http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2014-us-retail-banking-satisfaction-study) reported that, over the prior year, Rabobank rose further apart from other banks examined in the state. […]

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Secures $105 Million Multistate Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline

San Francisco, Ca – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $105 million multistate settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its asthma drug, Advair, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin. California’s portion of the settlement is the largest of any state, at $7,087,897. For the first time […]

Top 500 Sales and Use Tax Delinquencies in California

Sacramento, Ca – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) today updated its online list of the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies, which total $491.2 million in taxes through the second quarter of 2014. Also, an interactive map displays location, account name, and amount owed by delinquent taxpayers.   Legislation enacted in 2011 (AB 1424, Perea) expanded the former Top […]