1. Who Makes the Financial Decisions in Your Marriage?
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Would you say that you have the final say when it comes to major financial decisions in your house? A new study shows that couples are totally out of sync over money. FBN’s Charles Payne, FNB legal analyst Mercedes Colwin and FNC contributor Tony Sayegh weigh in on the results, which show 69% of men say they are the primary decision makers, while only 13% of women say men are in charge.
2. How to Get a Great Deal on a Home
With prices surging across the country, sellers are happy – but buyers are in a pinch. Personal finance expert Vera Gibbons shares her tips with Geri Willis on how to make a low but competitive bid on a house. She says it’s important to do your research and look for clues as to why the seller is trying to unload their house. And if you can pay all-cash, Gibbons says you definitely have the competitive advantage.
3. The Push for Corporate Tax Reform
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is skeptical of President Obama’s corporate tax reform proposal. He says the suggestion that there would be a one-time opportunity to take money from corporate coffers is unlikely to excite many CEOs. Plus, Sen. Wicker says small businesses paying taxes at the individual rate also need to be taken care of – and their concerns weren’t addressed in the proposal.
4. Will Florida Insurance Rates Rise 40% Due to ObamaCare?
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty estimates ObamaCare will increase insurance rates by 40%, due to guaranteed issue and eliminated underwriting. Additionally, McCarty says small businesses may see an increase of 5% to 20%. He says there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to ObamaCare, and the fundamentals of the law will be extremely disruptive to the health-care system.