Weekly mortgage demand from homebuyers tumbles 12%, as higher interest rates take their toll
The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($647,200 or less) decreased to 5.49% from 5.53% Read More.
China’s Economic Distress Deepens as Lockdowns Drag On
Economists call for more aggressive stimulus; slowdown is worst since the initial Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 Read More.
Democratic inflation fix bill is flawed
Gas hit $4.47 per gallon, diesel $5.56 per AAA, record prices Read More.
The Grassroots Corner May 16, 2022
The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 5/16/22: “Friendly Competition Revisited” Read More.
The Chairman’s Report May 13, 2022
"Harris Poll On Taxation—Frustration And Distrust" - Unlike property taxes and sales taxes which are assessed by government, the federal income tax is calculated by American taxpayers.  Read More.
Inflation gave most Americans a 2.6% wage cut in April
The typical US worker is worse off today than then they were a year ago due to inflation Read More.
The 10 most popular cities that Americans moved to last year — and four are in this one state
Here’s a hint: No New York or California cities made the Penske list of ’10 Moving Destinations for 2021,’ but plenty of Southern cities did. Read More.
These tax deductions may help save homeowners thousands
It can be a big relief to finish the chore of filing your tax return—but it can also leave behind doubts. Did you pay more than your fair share in taxes? Could you have earned a bigger refund? Read More.
US economy on 'shaky footing,' investment expert warns
Macro Trends Advisors LLC founding partner Mitch Roschelle weighs in on April jobs report Read More.
Trust In The Digital Age Requires Data Ethics And A Data Literate Workforce
he rules of how we work and how we make decisions have been rewritten in the digital age. These changes are making it increasingly difficult for organizations to establish trust right now. And at the same time, trust is now more critical than ever. Read More.
Op-Ed: Biden proposes largest tax increase since LBJ
“People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.” – Will Rogers Read More.
The Grassroots Corner May 9, 2022
The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 5/09/22: “A Sad Day For Nebraska Taxpayers” Read More.
Raise a Glass, Not Taxes, On National Beverage Day
Friday, May 6 is National Beverage Day. The day was borne in the early 20th century and even though a day of celebrating beverages may seem obscure, consumers must beware that New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg has made it a mission to deter adults from the consumption of certain beverages – including sodas and carbonated drinks. So, celebrate as you can, as a soda tax may be coming to your state or city. Read More.
The Chairman’s Report May 6, 2022
"Billionaire Minimum Income Tax Proposal" - Recently, the Biden administration announced a new way to impose a tax on the very wealthy. It is called the Billionaire Minimum Income Tax or BMIT. Read More.
What do Federal Reserve interest rate hikes mean for Main Street?
Higher interest rates means consumers will pay more to borrow Read More.

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