Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

On average, Americans spent $1,986 on vehicle repairs and maintenance in the last five years, according to a recent Ally survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 2,012 U.S. adults. Millennials and Generation Z (ages 18-34 for this survey) paid an average of $2,334 for vehicle maintenance and repairs [...]

By |2019-08-28T15:07:41-08:00August 29th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

Here are 2019’s hardest-working states in the country

All work and no play -- with Americans working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and the average worker using only 54 percent of their available vacation time, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Hardest-Working States in America. In order to determine where Americans work [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:17:32-08:00August 27th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Here are 2019’s hardest-working states in the country

The New Center unveils plan to alleviate student debt crisis

Although the student debt crisis is big news in the 2020 presidential debate — with all kinds of ideas to rescue students from debt — there has been little talk as to why college is so expensive in general. The New Center — an organization focused on creating the space [...]

By |2019-08-21T14:59:41-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on The New Center unveils plan to alleviate student debt crisis

IRS: tax pros urged to report thefts immediately; create recovery plan

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners want to remind tax professionals they should report data theft immediately to the IRS and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients. If notified promptly, the IRS can help stop fraudulent tax returns from being filed in [...]

By |2019-08-18T13:53:22-08:00August 20th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: tax pros urged to report thefts immediately; create recovery plan

NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

Giving back is the name of the game for the National Association of Realtors. During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors  announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified is [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:38:06-08:00August 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

IRS launches online ‘Tax Withholding Estimator’ for paycheck checkups

The Internal Revenue Service launched a new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The Tax Withholding Estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator, which offered workers a convenient online method for checking withholdings. The newer Tax Withholding [...]

By |2019-08-12T10:23:19-08:00August 13th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS launches online ‘Tax Withholding Estimator’ for paycheck checkups

Here’s a list of the most pet-friendly cities in the country

As National Homeless Animals Day on Aug. 18 approaches and with more than 85 million U.S. pet-owning households projected to spend $75 billion this year, the personal finance website WalletHub recently released an in-depth report on 2019’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities. In order to determine where Americans’ animal companions can enjoy [...]

By |2019-08-07T13:14:30-08:00August 8th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Here’s a list of the most pet-friendly cities in the country

IRS, treasury issue guidance on making or revoking bonus depreciation elections

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a revenue procedure letting a taxpayer make a late election, or to revoke an election, under section 168(k) for certain property acquired by the taxpayer after Sept. 27, 2017, and placed in service by the taxpayer during its taxable year that includes Sept. 28, [...]

By |2019-08-05T15:39:36-08:00August 6th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS, treasury issue guidance on making or revoking bonus depreciation elections

Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?

With house flippers earning an average gross profit of $60,000 in Q1 2019, a personal-finance website recently released its report on 2019's Best Places to Flip Houses. Are you someone who watches reality shows centered on flipping houses and think you could do it? Well, if you're feeling inclined to [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:32:57-08:00August 1st, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Wondering where 2019’s the best places are to flip houses?