Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:40 am
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS is looking to transform its services and taxpayer interactions with a view toward digital enhancements. Some worry, however, that such a move will shortchange some taxpayers.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 11:58 am
By Kay Bell ·

Taxpayers are demanding more digital solutions. The IRS needs to respond, but also ensure the online options are secure.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Digital companies like Facebook and iTunes make you sign agreements that prevent your heirs from accessing your accounts, but new legislation may change that.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:03 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Mobile payments have one advantage over cash, check or plastic: consumer data that merchants can mine to personalize marketing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:47 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Sixty-four year-old Clem Bezold, senior futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures, which is funded by the Kresge Foundation, released a report today that speculates on health care in 2025 — only 13 years from now. The report says that while it’s likely Medicare and Medicaid will have been trimmed by at least 20 percent,