23 05, 2019

Why not try a bed & breakfast this summer? Bookings are on the rise

By |2019-05-22T19:12:37-08:00May 23rd, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Why not try a bed & breakfast this summer? Bookings are on the rise

Bed and breakfast inns may seem like something from a different era, but according to Travelocity, this old school accommodation is seeing a significant upswing this summer. New booking data from the travel site shows room nights at B&Bs have grown 25 percent year-over-year both domestically and internationally, and some [...]

21 05, 2019

IRS releases ‘Data Book’ for 2018 showcasing range of tax data

By |2019-05-20T13:08:38-08:00May 21st, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS releases ‘Data Book’ for 2018 showcasing range of tax data

For those interested in stats and numbers the Internal Revenue Service has released its 2018 IRS Data Book which looks at agency's activities for the fiscal year. The 2018 IRS Data Book shows activities conducted by the IRS from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, and includes information about [...]

16 05, 2019

Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

By |2019-05-15T15:27:44-08:00May 16th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Commercial real estate executives recently expressed increased optimism about real estate markets and overall economic conditions, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's 2019 Q2 Sentiment Index. The Q2 Sentiment Index registered 51 – a six point increase from the previous quarter. The Index has registered between 50 and 55 every [...]

14 05, 2019

IRS taking applications for 2020 grants for low income taxpayer clinics

By |2019-05-13T15:37:16-08:00May 14th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS taking applications for 2020 grants for low income taxpayer clinics

The Internal Revenue Service announced its application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run through June 17, 2019. If you didn't know the LITC Program is a federal grant program administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS, led by [...]

9 05, 2019

New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

By |2019-05-08T19:48:07-08:00May 9th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

Times might be changing: it looks a large percentage of teens are in favor of "debt-free college," according to a new survey. The survey by Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted by the research group Engine recently learned that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and [...]

7 05, 2019

IRS offers tips for owners during ‘Small Business Week’

By |2019-05-06T15:01:12-08:00May 7th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS offers tips for owners during ‘Small Business Week’

The Internal Revenue Service reminded small businesses that recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. The agency also urged employers to encourage their employees to check their withholding [...]

2 05, 2019

Does your health insurance work outside the U.S.?

By |2019-05-01T09:46:03-08:00May 2nd, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Does your health insurance work outside the U.S.?

What happens if you're on vacation and injure yourself or get sick? An alarming number of Americans are unclear whether their health insurance works outside the U.S., according to a new survey from InsureMyTrip. Over 58 percent polled were not sure whether their domestic health insurance plan would cover any [...]

30 04, 2019

Missed tax filing deadline? File now to avoid bigger bill

By |2019-04-29T17:22:05-08:00April 30th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Missed tax filing deadline? File now to avoid bigger bill

While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers who have not yet filed their tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service encourages them to file now, even if they can’t pay to avoid potential penalties and interest, according to the IRS. There are many [...]

25 04, 2019

Best places to be a real estate agent

By |2019-04-24T20:06:42-08:00April 25th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Best places to be a real estate agent

With February bringing the biggest month-to-month rise in existing-home sales since 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent should you be thinking of starting or continuing your career in the industry. To determine the best markets for real-estate agents, [...]

23 04, 2019

IRS to host nationwide tax forums in 5 cities this summer

By |2019-04-22T15:12:02-08:00April 23rd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS to host nationwide tax forums in 5 cities this summer

Summer is not far off and if you haven't made any plans yet the Internal Revenue Service has recently announced its schedule for its popular and informative "Nationwide Tax Forums," held in five major cities across the United States. The IRS said tax professionals may be ale to earn up [...]