Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:59 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Lionel Messi is not having fun this summer. First he missed a penalty kick that cost his Argentina team a major championship. Now he’s a convicted tax felon in Spain.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 2:08 pm
By Kay Bell ·

A massive batch of leaked financial documents sheds light on possible global tax havens of world leaders. Some of that cash is stashed in the United States.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:43 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax evasion is a global problem, but some countries are doing a better job than others in going after tax cheats.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:04 am
By Kay Bell ·

Greece’s financial troubles are partially due to the country’s widespread tax evasion. It’s a worldwide problem, even in the United States.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:51 pm
By Kay Bell ·

It took a lot of work to get Sochi ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics games. One contractor involved in the makeover now is facing Russian tax evasion charges.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:04 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Things are getting real for Real Housewives of NJ reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. They could be going to federal jail for, in part, tax evasion charges.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:33 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to criminal wrongdoing, settling a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:10 pm
By Kay Bell ·

It’s tax chaos in Washington, D.C., as a congressman is indicted on tax charges.

Thursday, March 03, 2011 3:32 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Wesley Snipes is continuing his fight to have his three misdemeanor convictions for not filing federal tax returns overturned. Regardless of the eventual legal ruling, this will be his last shot. He’s taking his case, he hopes, to the U.S. Supreme Court. The basis of Snipes’ appeal is his claim, in a 49-page petition filed by

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 9:11 am
By Kay Bell ·

When I was in college, I knew the frat boys and sorority sisters on Greek Row were different. But little did I realize that the general sense of entitlement exhibited by immature kids wearing Greek alphabetical names on their sweaters would turn out to be such an accurate reflection of many of today’s residents of that