Taxes

May 27, 2016

What Should You Spend on a Home?

Since the 2008 financial crisis (fueled in large part by a real estate bubble), regulations have been put in place to cut down on predatory lending, […]
May 26, 2016

Companies Still in Debt Despite Inflated Balance Sheets

Combining all of the corporate cash in the U.S. wouldn’t cover the $1.8 trillion of corporate debt that’s coming due in the next 5 years, according […]
May 13, 2016

Get Ahead on Next Year’s Taxes

Although it seems like we just wrapped up our 2015 taxes – scrambling to find receipts, tax donations and pay stubs, we are almost 6 months […]
May 6, 2016

2016: States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

Another tax season is thankfully behind us.  Tax season can be stressful for many Americans, especially those who still owe money to Uncle Sam at the […]
April 26, 2016

Banks Consolidate; Local Lenders Vanish

Where have all the bankers gone?  The continental lenders, with their corner branches – Wells Fargo and PNC, Citizens, TD and Bank of America – still compete with JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and other branchless brands […]
April 25, 2016

March Bankruptcy Filings Show Decline from 2015

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings continue to decline year-over-year, falling 5% in the first calendar quarter (Jan. 1 – March 31) of 2016 from the same period […]
April 18, 2016

Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill?

Today is Tax Day.  Thanks to Emancipation Day falling on a Saturday this year, we were lucky enough to have a 3-day extension until April 18th.  […]
April 15, 2016

What is Emancipation Day?

This year, the whole country might finally learn about Emancipation Day – a D.C. holiday that is little known beyond the city.  The holiday, which marks […]
April 12, 2016

Low-Income Families’ Budgets are Stretched to the Limit

Low-income Americans are experiencing a staggering price hike in housing costs – a change that makes it sometimes impossible to afford basic necessities.  A new Pew Charitable […]