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What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

The Humbug Factor

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

In this season of giving, let's call out the "humbug factor" that degrades the moral value of charitable gifts as merely self-serving gestures.

Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations v. Apple: Not With a Bang, But a Collective Whimper

Ray Errol Fox | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Ray Errol Fox

Is Apple so prodigious an American icon that our elected representatives fear a voter backlash? Is that what all their unseemly, inane fawning was about?

The Revolving Door Spins From Sea to Shining Sea

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In 15 states, according to the progressive Center for Public Integrity, "there aren't any laws preventing legislators from resigning one day and registering as lobbyists the next."

‘Godfather’ Of 401(k) Retirement Plan Dies At 82

Bloomberg News | Laurence Arnold and Margaret Collins | Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Edwin T. Johnson, who led the employee-benefits consulting firm often credited with creating the first 401(k) plan, the workplace-based savings progra...

Excessive Compensation: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Zelinsky

The Obama Administration recently announced pay limits for bailed-out CEOs. But unless the IRS changes its policies, taxpayers will continue to subsidize unreasonable compensation paid by publicly held corporations.

Larry Summers: Stop the AIG Bonuses. Yes You Can.

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Zelinsky

Larry Summers claims that nothing can be done about the AIG bonuses. As a former Secretary of the Treasury, he should know better.

How To Avoid A Tom Daschle Tax Trip Up

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In just a couple of hours on Tuesday, two high-level nominees for jobs in the Obama administration took themselves out of the running because of tax p...

Rule by Thieves

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We, the taxpayers, will be the ones to pay the bill when it comes due.