Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:22 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Wealthy New York City residents who do move tend to stay relatively close to their old home in other high-tax states.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:37 am
By Kay Bell ·

Victims of tax preparer fraud suffer twice, says the Taxpayer Advocate. First they lose their tax refunds, then they must wait years for a replacement check.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:53 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Around $106 billion is lost government-wide due to improper payments. The IRS contribution to this unwelcome amount is $15.6 billion in bad EITC claims.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Crowd funding is a fun and potentially lucrative way to pay for your project. It also could leave you with a big tax bill.

Monday, July 07, 2014 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Few people who turn 30 receive a birthday gift that requires a $6.9 million tax payout.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 3:50 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Celebrate Independence Day by flying Old Glory proudly. In some states, your U.S. flag purchase is tax free.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:58 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Uncle Sam is serious about getting his cut from foreign accounts. FATCA and new voluntary disclosure rules should help.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:26 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Confused by all the different federal tax breaks for educational costs? The House has approved a bill it says will simplify things.

Monday, June 23, 2014 6:00 am
By Kay Bell ·

Don’t forget to factor taxes into your retirement plans. Underestimating them could affect how enjoyable your golden years will be.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:39 pm
By Kay Bell ·

We can’t stop Mother Nature’s disastrous outbreaks, but we can be prepared. Taxes need to be part of any storm preparations.

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