Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Be careful what you say, especially about your taxes. You never know who might be listening! One taxpayer’s conversation with the IRS made it onto Howard Stern’s show.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:07 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Keystone State lottery players now get their winnings free of state taxes. The governor is proposing a tax on some jackpots as a way to close the state’s budget gap.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Two New York City waitresses’ posthumous surprise tip is best ever because it’s tax-free.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tom Brady will lose $2 million if his NFL four-game suspension is upheld. Massachusetts and New York tax collectors also will lose money if the quarterback doesn’t play.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A recent investigation by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration investigation looked at a cases where IRS employees didn’t pay their taxes.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:09 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The “fight of the century” earned Floyd “Money” Mayweather more than just his nickname.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 2016 presidential campaign is well under way. I know, I can hear your groaning through the Internet. To borrow a campaign catchphrase, I feel your pain. As I type, six Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination. But by the time you read this, a couple of more candidates may have declared.┬áThe Democrats so far

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Maine’s governor wants his state to become the 10th one with no income tax. The advantages and disadvantages of no taxes aren’t necessarily clear cut.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate is working on an expansion of 529 plans that follows the earlier House lead.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax-related identity theft is a growing problem, and two women contend in a lawsuit that Intuit, maker of the popular TurboTax, “facilitates” the cybercrime.

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