Out of the Storm News is the Heartland Institute’s site from the Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. Here is a round-up of some of the best recent pieces from OOTS News.
What’s Next for Fannie and Freddie? Good Question.
OOTS Contributor Phil Britt examines the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taking comments from financial experts.
OOTS On Wealth – How Much Money Does It Take To Be A Sugar Daddy?
This article is the first in a new Out of the Storm News series examining how people from different walks of life perceive their own wealth and wealth in general. OOTS News interviewed Stephan Smith, PR director for SeekingArrangement.com, billed as the Elite Sugar Daddy Dating site. OOTS News asked Mr. Smith about how elite a sugar daddy has to be to seek an arrangement through his site.
Crash Taxes: Q&A with Mary Bonelli of the Ohio Insurance Institute
New proposals to create accident or “crash” taxes continue to emerge in town councils across the country. The prevalence of these proposals has risen as local government officials nationwide struggle to balance their budgets. Out of the Storm News conducted a Q&A with Mary Bonelli of the Ohio Insurance Institute, one of the leading insurance groups following the crash tax issue.
On The Much Loved, Little Used, Mortgage Deduction
A new story from OOTS News Contributor Ann C. Logue examines the mortgage interest tax deduction arguing that it has done little to increase homeownership and in fact The tax deduction also creates a distortion in the market by making the cost of borrowing money cheaper.
Estate Tax Battle Continues
This new article from Out of the Storm News examines the return of the estate tax, better known as the “death tax” in 2011. OOTS News examines the potential effects of the reinstated tax on small businesses and estate planning.