My mother, like many mothers, was amazing. But she is also the reason I am a multimillionaire. It turns out that I'm not alone in this.
While fear is a completely normal reaction, here are three steps every taxpayer should follow if they receive an IRS letter.
Outwardly my life seems quite the thing: I travel a bit for work, I am known for any number of feats, and I garner a certain amount of attention whenever I embark on a new project. But beneath that glamorous façade is impecunious me. And three times a year or so, things come to a head.
There are many sources of stress in a mother's life. To ease her finance-related stress, here are five ideas for the whole family.
Poker players frequently give off signals that tip off the kind of cards they have. It is the same thing in these conferences. I would actually pay the attorneys and clients to bring me to meditations as I can spot problems and make corrections before they get money in their hands.
Amending a tax return can be very complex. There are many considerations, from determining what is incorrect and what the correct information should be, to knowing what forms to attach, to making sure the state return is amended correctly and timely.
Creating a generation of financially savvy consumers is within our capability. Every effort we make will improve our students' financial future and, as a result, the future of our economy.
Is addiction too strong a word for America's dependence on debt? Given that addiction means needing something so powerfully that it overwhelms rational thought, the description fits American habits only too well. Here are five signs you might be addicted to debt.
Be sure to put some checks and balances in place, so that if this mistake was avoidable you don't repeat it again next year.
Young adults are depositing more to savings accounts and paying down 57% more student loan debt than Gen X or Baby Boomers. Finger is pointing at the Great Recession.
I'm 33 and I've made just about every financial mistake you can think of: over-drafting, bad checks (accidentally), bank account closed (by the bank), reports to Chexsystems, low credit score, having a ton of credit cards (20, at my peak), pre-foreclosure, high-credit card debt....
Just as driving a hybrid vehicle means less time spent filling up and using less water means shorter showers, greening your finances doesn't just help save the environment -- it saves you time.
While April 15 is commonly accepted at "tax day," for many taxpayers and especially small business owners, freelancers and self-employed professionals, there are other important "tax days" to keep in mind.
Taxes are never as simple as counting days. To better understand this issue, it's important to review certain terms: domicile, statutory resident, and resident and nonresident, all of which affect how much state tax an individual ends up paying.
The idea that older people lose the capacity to learn is pervasive in our society. We hear it all the time, even from our own children. Of course, if people have dementia, they do need help. But a new study suggests those who don't likely have the ability to make decisions on their own.
Orman's decision to join the University of Phoenix faculty and thus give her seal of approval to the institution does a disservice to Americans across the country who count on her for unvarnished and useful financial advice.