Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Federal and state lawmakers are looking to taxes to help curb gun violence. Will this new sin tax work? Should we even try it?

Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Colorado is home to the skinniest Americans, although there are reports they’ve been loosening their belts of late.    Colorado also imposes a soda tax and a candy tax. Coincidence? Or cause and effect? If you’re a fan of the taxes, you say that the extra pennies tacked onto fattening food and drinks supplement willpower and help people keep

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 3:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Drugs have always tempted individual users. Today, they also are attractive to states and local jurisdictions facing fiscal difficulties. Several states require that dealers of various illegal drugs buy tax stamps. Now, lawmakers in more states and municipalities are looking at similar ways to make some much-needed legal money off illegal acts. The taxation of illegal drugs