Personal finance

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes?

You spent a frustrating weekend sorting through a mountain of receipts, or you’re irritated because you misplaced your W-2. And the idea struck you: what if I just don’t pay my taxes this year? It’s tempting to put the task

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Millennials And Money: Tips From A New Book On Social Security

The intricacies and mysteries of Social Security can be daunting to a person of any age, particularly when it comes to correctly claiming benefits. After years of dutiful dedication and hard work, the last thing you want is to miss

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Visa Will Be Able To Tell Where You Are

You might have experienced the frustration of trying to use your credit or debit card in a different city or country, only to have the charge declined. Then, comes the phone call from the fraud department, asking whether you are

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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, Feb. 10

Get on the couch. There’s a new way to cope with your money stress: Financial therapy. The New York Times’ Paul Sullivan visited the Financial Therapy Clinic at Kansas State University recently, where his stress level was analyzed during a

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Entertaining Business – did the Sharks make a mistake?

This week, we’re introducing a new regular column, Entertaining Business, in which Angel Cohn reviews business-themed entertainment programs. She’ll look at whether they’re show business — or business. The latest episode of ABC’s Shark Tank was a prime example of

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The big costs of marathon running

The annual TCS NYC Marathon is this weekend and with 50,000 plus runners headed for the five boroughs, this single event brings over $300 million dollars into the local economy. It is estimated that athletes in NYC spent on average

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Fed to keep interest rates low as savers experience continued woe

Well, Wall Street certainly appreciated news from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday that the central bank would refrain from changing its near zero-interest rate policy for a ‘considerable time.’   As the Wall Street Journal reports the Dow Jones industrial average

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Tipping campaign from Marriott spotlights low-paid hospitality industry

From the “seemed like a good idea at the time” department:  Marriott International’s launch this week of a campaign to encourage the tipping of hotel housekeepers landed like a lead balloon, and has a number of angles that business writers

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Halloween 2014: There’s no escaping the holiday’s creep

OK, even for a lover of seasonal biz stories, Halloween stories the first week in September are a bit of a stretch. Or rather, they were.  But this year, Halloween’s orange-and-black is the new … Labor Day story, apparently. If you

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Joan Rivers’ passing spotlights surgical clinics, memorabilia sales

You know you’re a business writer when word of someone’s death spurs you to thinking about the economic impact of that permanent farewell. The thought flitted across my mind the other day on word that comedienne Joan Rivers had died

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