Finance ministry receives report that recommends homeowner grant elimination

Finance ministry receives report that recommends homeowner grant elimination

VICTORIA — Finance Minister Carole James has received a task force report that recommends eliminating British Columbia’s homeowner grant, taxing non-alcoholic drinks and introducing a value-added tax similar to the rejected harmonized sales tax. James was not available for comment Thursday, but her ministry issued a background statement saying the return of the HST is […]

Italy's Finance Chief Cancels French Talks in Migrants Spat

Italy's Finance Chief Cancels French Talks in Migrants Spat

Italy’s finance minister canceled his first talks with his French counterpart and the interior minister demanded an apology from President Emmanuel Macron as a dispute over a migrant rescue ship escalated into a rare diplomatic incident. Finance chief Giovanni Tria pulled out of a meeting with Bruno Le Maire, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Paris, […]

Free personal finance classes can help you avoid expensive mistakes

Free personal finance classes can help you avoid expensive mistakes

(Pexels Photo) PHOENIX — When it comes to personal finance, a lack of knowledge can lead to expensive mistakes. That’s where the free MoneySKILL financial literacy program comes in. “The name speaks for itself. It’s to teach life skills about managing money,” Tim Stanley, board chair of the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation, told […]

How to keep on top of your personal finances in a growing economy

How to keep on top of your personal finances in a growing economy

CLOSE Which will earn you more over time: a traditional 401(k) or a Roth 401(k) retirement account? Wochit The popularity of 529 savings plans has fallen, but they still provide advantages for users saving for college.(Photo: Sezeryadigar/Getty Images) The economy has shifted into high gear, with corporate profits surging, bankruptcies and foreclosures tumbling and the […]

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget

House Finance Committee passes $9.5 billion budget. (WJAR) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —  Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget late Friday night. The $9.5 billion package includes money to continue phasing out the Vehicle Excise Tax. It also approves legal sports betting at the Twin River Casino. The House budget […]

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape For Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is booming. And as lawyers well know, with great expansion comes great… regulation. At last week’s most interesting conference on litigation finance, hosted by IMN, I learned about the latest developments at a panel entitled “Regulatory, Ethical, and Court-imposed Restrictions on Litigation Finance.” Moderator Daniel Saval, partner at Kobre & Kim, opened by […]

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