As Seen on Forbes: Rising Overhead Costs? 16 Financial Factors To Keep An Eye On
The [https://www.linkedin.com/company/forbesfinancecouncil/]Forbes Finance
Council surveyed its members on ways to manage rising overhead costs.
Can California kill the Golden Goose?
Among the tax fights in Washington, none has been more heated than the State and
Local Tax (SALT) deduction. But
California needs to forget rainy day funds and buy an ark
It’s been a hard year of environmental events in the West. Surely it will seem odd to the current residents to think that they have been lucky. But they have.
New State Ratings: AA(Red) and AA(Blue)?
Dr. Philip Fischer shares his thesis that among other things, elections are economic statements. This presidential election seems to be telling us that the states are bifurcating. The data supports this and bond ratings should reflect it directly.
A Nation of Hoarders Passes the Tipping Point – Pay Attention to the States
States built up rainy day funds, which were clearly inadequate. Unless the Congress moves to help them, they will be cutting programs and rainy day funds in the future will dramatically expand as the states hoard money to protect their current level of expenditures.
Unemployment Messages to the Cities
Dr. Philip Fischer provides an assessment of current unemployment, saying that the focus of the unemployment problem is going to be the city’s, which are facing deep population problems.
Understanding the MMT Curve
Dr. Philip Fischer provides a way to explain the current steepening of the triple AAA GO curve. He contends that it reflects expected inflationary pressures from large treasury deficits.
Big Muni Spreads Don’t Mean Big Defaults
Dr. Philip Fischer provides a novel approach to muni bond spread analysis and concludes that widening spreads do not necessarily imply increased expected default rates.
A Quick Take on State Finances - Waiting for Godot
Dr. Philip Fischer gives a quick take on where we are headed in state and local finances. No matter how you cut it, it’s a long slog for the states.