Biden signs inflation reduction law

Biden signs inflation reduction law

Biden said at a signing ceremony in the State Dining Room that the legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, is “one of the most important laws in our history.” “With this bill, the American people have won and special interests have lost,” Biden told an audience of Democratic members of Congress and government officials. “For … Read more

Putin claims US wants to ‘extend’ war in Ukraine

Putin claims US wants to ‘extend’ war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin seen during the plenary session at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum SPIEF 2022, on June 17, 2022 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the US and the wider West, claiming on Tuesday that America wants to delay the war in Ukraine. “The situation in Ukraine shows … Read more

EXPLANATION: Why US Lawmakers’ Trips to Taiwan Continue to Irritate China

EXPLANATION: Why US Lawmakers’ Trips to Taiwan Continue to Irritate China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan is high on the summer travel list for US congressmen during their August recess this year as US lawmakers make it a point to claim US support for the self-governed island despite objections from China. The payout photos from this week’s five-member conference visitsuch as that of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

China announces new exercises as US delegation visits Taiwan

China announces new exercises as US delegation visits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China announced more military exercises around Taiwan as the self-governing island’s president met members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit from the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi made China angry. Pelosi … Read more

“I’m afraid that isn’t enough between the two of us.” We want to retire in 10 years but have only saved about $175K. Do we need professional help?

“I’m afraid that isn’t enough between the two of us.”  We want to retire in 10 years but have only saved about 5K.  Do we need professional help?

Some things to consider when considering hiring a financial advisor. Getty Images/iStockphoto Ask: I am 54 years old and have an IRA account with $27,000 in it but it has declined over the years even though I contribute $100 per month. I divided the funds into mid-cap value funds, core-plus bond funds, investment funds and … Read more

If you really want to get rich, do this, says Mark Cuban

If you really want to get rich, do this, says Mark Cuban

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York not mentioned Recently on his Maverick blog we came across a simple piece of money advice from billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban that we felt resonated in today’s world where money is stressed. Cuban answers the question “so what do you have to do to get rich?” with … Read more

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: House Republicans release damning report criticizing Biden a year later

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: House Republicans release damning report criticizing Biden a year later

This figure — meaning there was “about one consular officer for every 3,444 evacuees” — is one of many previously undisclosed details set forth in the highly critical report examining the chaotic US withdrawal last August. Released about a year after the country’s capital fell to the Taliban, the Republicans’ report from the House Foreign … Read more

South Korea offers North ‘bold’ economic benefits for denuclearization

South Korea offers North ‘bold’ economic benefits for denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered “bold” economic aid to North Korea if it exits its nuclear weapons program, while avoiding harsh criticism of the north, days after it threatened “lethal” retaliation. for the COVID-19 outbreak it blames the South. In a speech celebrating the end of Japanese … Read more

New US intelligence assessment finds al-Qaeda ‘has failed to restore its presence in Afghanistan’

New US intelligence assessment finds al-Qaeda ‘has failed to restore its presence in Afghanistan’

A summary of the intelligence assessment obtained by CNN said the intelligence community’s consensus is that while less than a dozen “core members” of al-Qaeda remain in Afghanistan — and were likely there before Kabul fell to the Taliban last year — Zawahiri was the only key figure who had attempted to resettle in the … Read more

‘China threat’ pops up in UK to Australia elections

‘China threat’ pops up in UK to Australia elections

LONDON (AP) — It’s not just the economy. While fears inflation and recession weighing heavily on voters’ minds, another problem crops up in political campaigns from the UK and Australia to the US and beyond: the ‘Chinese threat’. The Two Finalists Competing for Britain’s Next Prime Minister, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunakclashed in a televised … Read more