Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax payments are due Oct. 15, even if there’s a government shutdown Oct. 1.

Thursday, January 03, 2013 5:48 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The tax bill passed to keep us from falling off the “fiscal cliff” also contained some questionable tax breaks for certain unorthodox businesses.

Thursday, January 03, 2013 5:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress gave people planning for retirement at least four gifts in the “fiscal cliff” fix.

Thursday, January 03, 2013 11:45 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

A key tax break for underwater homeowners considering short sale was extended as part of Congress’s fiscal cliff deal. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, which was signed into law in 2007, exempts homeowners from having to pay federal taxes on the balance of their mortgages after a foreclosure or short sale. Borrowers who receive

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress has loosened the rules regarding Roth 401(k) conversions. Does it make sense for you to convert?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 1:12 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The top 2 percent of earners will see their investment income dented by higher taxes this year.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:36 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congress let us fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but pulled us back on Jan. 1 with passage of a fiscal cliff tax bill that will cost wealthy taxpayers more.

Friday, December 28, 2012 3:53 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Higher tax rates will provide a good incentive for retirement savings, according to Michael Barry, president of the Plan Advisory Services Group.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Welcome to Capitol Hill High School. That’s what Washington, D.C., looks like as the “fiscal cliff” fight drags on with politics, not policy, driving the debate.

Friday, December 21, 2012 1:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Republican House leaders canceled a vote on their so-called Plan B to keep us from falling off the “fiscal cliff” Jan. 1, 2013. Now what?

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