Cities where unemployment rates are having the best recovery

The economy gained 235,000 jobs in August, and the national unemployment rate is now 5.2%, which is 65% below the peak of 14.8% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, a recently released report on the Cities Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing [...]

By |2021-09-29T10:28:50-08:00September 30th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Cities where unemployment rates are having the best recovery

New contracts given to collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted

The Internal Revenue Service has awarded new contracts to three private-sector collection agencies for the collection of overdue tax debts. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, taxpayers with unpaid tax bills may be contacted by one of the following three agencies: CBE Group, Inc. PO Box 2217 Waterloo, IA 50704 800-910-5837 [...]

By |2021-09-25T10:33:14-08:00September 28th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on New contracts given to collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted

US travel reaches all-time high amid rise in COVID variants

A spike in US travel has coincided with rapidly spreading coronavirus variants. Pent-up demand for travel - combined with rescheduled trips and historically busy summer months - led to the highest number of American travelers in recent history. Travel insurance comparison site, squaremouth.com, reported record sales in August, with an [...]

By |2021-09-22T17:15:19-08:00September 23rd, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on US travel reaches all-time high amid rise in COVID variants

Report: agents faced bidding housing wars in August — lowest since 2020

In August, 58.8% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition—a record low for 2021, according to a new report from Redfin real estate brokerage. That's down from a revised rate of 62.1% in July and a peak of 74.3% in April. It's also slightly lower than the August 2020 bidding-war [...]

By |2021-09-15T13:44:57-08:00September 21st, 2021|Real Estate|Comments Off on Report: agents faced bidding housing wars in August — lowest since 2020

Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments is Sept. 15

The Internal Revenue Service reminds people that Sept. 15, 2021, is the deadline for the third quarter of estimated tax payments. This generally applies to people who are self-employed and some investors, retirees, and those who may not normally have taxes withheld from their paycheck by their employers. The U.S. [...]

By |2021-09-11T10:26:23-08:00September 14th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments is Sept. 15

Wynn Las Vegas Named best Hotel in Las Vegas — again

Wynn Las Vegas is on a roll as it was once again named the No. 1 hotel in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year on the Travel + Leisure 2021 World's Best Awards list, which honors the top hotels, travel destinations, and companies worldwide, as rated by its readers. Throughout the past year, Wynn [...]

By |2021-09-08T14:00:48-08:00September 9th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Wynn Las Vegas Named best Hotel in Las Vegas — again

September is National Preparedness Month; taxpayers should prepare

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? With the height of hurricane season here and the ongoing threat of wildfires in some parts of the country, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. All taxpayers, from individuals to organizations and businesses, should take time [...]

By |2021-09-03T16:33:24-08:00September 7th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on September is National Preparedness Month; taxpayers should prepare

Need a new car? Best Labor Day car deals for 2021

If you're in the market for a new ride, U.S. News & World Report,  unveiled the Best Labor Day Car Deals for 2021. Whether it's a foreign make or one manufactured here in the US, the Labor Day holiday is a good time to purchase a new vehicle. So, in between [...]

By |2021-09-01T09:57:12-08:00September 2nd, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Need a new car? Best Labor Day car deals for 2021

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