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What You Can Do Now to Get the Most from the New Tax Law
The most sweeping tax overhaul in decades became law in December 2017. What should U.S. taxpayers do in 2018 to benefit from the tax code changes?
By Dave Roos Jan 31, 2018
You've probably heard the phrase "tax deductions" a hundred times. But what does it mean? What are tax deductions and how do they work? And why are tax deductions so important?
By John Barrymore
A repeal of the Johnson Amendment would go way beyond separation of church and state.
By John Donovan Dec 13, 2017
Many parents feel torn between funding their own retirement and paying for their kids' college education. But financial experts are united on which one should take priority.
By Dave Roos Oct 2, 2017
Credit monitoring bureau Equifax was hacked and is offering fraud monitoring services for free. But experts say they're pretty useless.
By Dave Roos Sep 14, 2017
A new meta-analysis of 150 studies finds that only one in three U.S. adults has a written living will or healthcare power of attorney documents.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 7, 2017
Pago en Especie allows artists to meet tax obligations with a piece of art, and the government builds an impressive collection. Win-win!
By Chris Opfer May 26, 2017
This place has been in the top spot for years.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 30, 2017
If you're all about taking money from rich people who don't want to cough up their dough, the Wealth Squad is where it's at.
By John Donovan Dec 9, 2016
We all want to get the best price for that sweater, that car, that house. Making a very precise offer of, say, $12.90 as opposed to $10, can help you do that. Sometimes.
By Kate Kershner Nov 17, 2016
Millions of people have figured out how to get by without a bank account, whether by choice or force of circumstance.
By Oisin Curran
So-called sin taxes, excise taxes on things the government deems dangerous, can discourage bad behavior, but can they be too effective?
Starbucks holds as much cash for its customers as a midsize bank does, says the Wall Street Journal. Gift cards have helped the company to build a prepaid empire.
By Julia Layton Jun 29, 2016
But just how many are we talking, really?
By Allison Loudermilk Apr 7, 2016
The IRS says you're legally obligated to pay income tax on eBay profits, especially if you're a regular seller. But eBay doesn't issue 1099 forms or define "regular seller." So it can be difficult to figure out what to do — but we're here to help.
By Gerlinda Grimes
You have a shop on Etsy, while your partner owns an online travel agency. Should you both have tax ID numbers?
Student loans aren't free money. If you're tempted to buy a car with your financial aid check, you might want to do the math first.
By Cherise Threewitt
All of your debts are classified as secured or unsecured during a bankruptcy, which affects how they're discharged or repaid.
By Laurie L. Dove
Filing for bankruptcy can provide you with relief, but it also has some lasting repercussions that can affect your financial future.
The amount of available income you have after taxes, or disposable income, makes all the difference in whether you can file for bankruptcy.
Some people end up filing for bankruptcy due to credit card debt, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't get a credit card again.
Filing bankruptcy doesn't mean losing every single asset that you own; some of your assets may be considered exempt by the court.
People aren't the only ones who file for bankruptcy. Businesses, cities, and even countries sometimes get into insurmountable debt. But who takes the "prize" for largest filing?
If filing for bankruptcy seems like your golden ticket out of debt, it's time to learn about what's meant by median income and means testing.
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