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Here's What $100 Is Worth In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

How far can you stretch a buck? It totally depends on where you live. The map below, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation usin...

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard for Them to Leave

David Seiden | Posted 08.11.2014 | New York
David Seiden

In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, I have found there to be one constant: States are very welcoming to new residents but make it extremely difficult for them to leave.

Would You Buy a $1 Airfare? Congress May Be About to

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Airlines and their congressional allies have subverted parliamentary procedure to pass the Transparent Airfares Act, first through committee and now through Congress, where the bill is expected to be added to the suspension calendar.

Making the Most Out of Ch-ch-changes

Mark Steber | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

From getting married to having a baby or even getting divorced, use our tips to help keep more of your money in your pocket.

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

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.

Don't Be 'a Victim of Disorganized Thinking' -- Keep More of Your Hard-earned Cash

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

As soon as you start thinking about starting a business, you should begin tracking your expenses -- whether you use an app, a notebook or go the old-school route and use shoeboxes, be sure to keep receipts and cancelled checks.

Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Courtney Michaluk

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it. Before we bow down to a seemingly fearless and altruistic pioneer of electric vehicles and libertarianism, it's important to point out the ongoing contradictions with Musk and markets.

Tax & Spend Is About to Hit Real Estate Investment Hard

Dean Graziosi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Dean Graziosi

This is a great country, and most of us are fine with paying our fair share to keep it that way. We like our nice highways, and we enjoy the protecti...

Starting Up or Already Have a Small Business? Watch Out for Flying Monkeys

Mark Steber | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Rules related to small businesses are complicated and can be scary. Deductions, and credits and other tax benefits -- OH MY. Where do you start? Firs...

The 10 Best And Worst States For Taxpayers Over 50

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Christina Couch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Where you live can significantly impact on how much money you save over a lifetime and how much goes to your dependen...

10 Financial Breaks Single People Wished They Could Get from Uncle Sam

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

There are unique benefits that married people can take advantage of, as long as you know what you are eligible for. If you plan on tying the knot i...

The Death of Tax Preparer Regulation - Finding a Good Tax Preparer Just Got a Little Bit Harder

Mark Steber | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Earlier this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined to file a petition with the Supreme Court to appeal a recent series of rulings thereby s...

What We Can Learn From the Tax Revolt and Genocide in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.

The War on Poverty

Bert McCracken | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Bert McCracken

The idea was not the redistribution of wealth but the protection of the ability to earn a decent living through the power of knowledge. Unfortunately, all these ideas soon lost their prominence to a more salient war: Vietnam.

Very Last Minute Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Mehran Sedigh | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Mehran Sedigh

So to help get you through what's probably one of your least favorite times of the year, here's my top five very last minute tax tips to help you see the light and get you back to business as usual.

Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? Find Out When It'll Arrive

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The 2014 tax season may be over, but many Americans are still eagerly anticipating their tax refunds. Knowing that they'll get money back, they probab...

Protecting Taxpayers from Abuse

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Martha Bergmark

Tax season is an annual American ritual. For many Americans, it brings the biggest influx of money all year, giving a much-needed boost to millions of families. Yet for Americans of all backgrounds, tax filing can be a stressful and confusing experience.

Rising Above the Partisan Fray, Most Organizations Call for IRS Rulemaking to Continue

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Despite the obvious need for revised rules, the IRS rulemaking has unfortunately become a divisive partisan issue and the political punching bag du jour.

17 Things You Need To Explain To International Visitors About America

Thrillist | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Sinnce we're not exactly the most gracious of guests when we visit their countries, it only seems fair that we explain the way things are done here in Amuuurica.

What's the Best Way to Give Back?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

Today giving is a matter of status, a way to run away from excessive tax, to look good in public, and yes, a few genuine motives to make a positive im...

Mr. President: The Middle Class Deserves More Than Political Stunts

John Murray | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
John Murray

Sadly, the American middle-class has recently suffered some major setbacks in its attempt to regain economic stability. Still struggling in today's e...

Apparently Now a Tax Expert, ESPN's Kenny Mayne Helps Mustache-Clad Hipsters with IRS Challenges

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

It goes without saying that one of the key drivers of the Mustached American experience in recent years has been the skinny jean and lower nose foliage-clad American hipster species. Now it's time to educate hipsters in non-ironic ways.

The IRS Is Hard to Reach But Help Is Available

Mark Steber | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Did you know the final weeks of tax season is historically the busiest time for taxpayers trying to contact the IRS? Bad as it is now, it will only get worse each day closer to April 15th.

A Valuable Tax Credit Too Many Workers Don't Know About

Jim Gibbons | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Imagine if you qualified for a valuable tax credit but weren't even aware of it. Unfortunately, this is the case for far too many Americans when it co...