Yahoo Finance traveled to the nation’s capital to talk to accountants who are also members of Congress. We reached out to all 12 members who are accountants or CPAs in the House and two senators who are accountants; seven members agreed to speak with us.
Cars aren’t cheap, and worst of all, buying one is not a one-and-done kind of transaction. There are plenty of costs that go beyond the sticker price that can change the true cost of buying a car, like maintenance, gas and insurance.
While you can’t boost your credit score overnight, there are things you can do to improve your score in the long run. Vera Gibbons, a veteran financial journalist and founder of NoPoNews, offered four tips to help.
Off-price retail is here to stay: Target and TJ Maxx tied as the nation's favorite value retailer, according to a new consumer survey by Market Force Information.
Social Security is underpaying widows and widowers - sometimes by large amounts. In cases where widows are eligible to claim their own retirement benefits or those of a deceased spouse, the agency often fails to inform of options that would increase their payments. The OIG reviewed cases of so-called
Nina Olson, IRS National Taxpayer Advocate, talks about some of the obstacles taxpayers can expect to face this filing season, and how to tackle them.
Paying off your student loans is a hard slog that can take years, but it can come with a nice perk: a tax deduction. “No one likes having student loans, but at least one perk of them is the interest that you pay is tax deductible,” said Nick Holeman, a certified financial planner with Betterment.com
Life gets hectic, and sometimes it’s hard to make investing a top priority. Here are five simple tips to take your investing to the next level.
It’s Valentine’s Day—but is it a holiday to celebrate love, or just another excuse to spend major cash? Americans are expected to spend $19.6 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Fifty-four percent of us will shower our Valentine with “I love you’s” ….and
Vera Gibbons, founder of NoPoNews.com, outlines the four big Presidents Day sales. Some deals have already started, but most kick off around Valentine's Day.
If you’re planning to get your special someone (or however you’re labeling them) a gift for Valentine’s Day, go no further! These 7 gifts say “I like you, but not too much, unless you like me, and then in that case I really like you!” …Or something like that.
Chef and restaurateur Stephanie Izard is on a mission to fight food waste. Together with Morton Salt, Izard, a new mom who won Bravo’s fourth season of “Top Chef,” is working with the campaign to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. Fifty-two million tons of food go to waste in the US each year – or 40%
Sometime in June 2014, Indian construction worker Harjit Masih lay motionless, playing dead among 39 still warm bodies. Lying beside him were his massacred compatriots. They had all been shot by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul, Iraq. Receiving a bullet to his leg
To global investors, India’s economy may seem a bit like a raw mango these days—enticing from a distance but bitter to taste; good for pickles, and not much more. That Goldman Sachs cut India’s economic growth estimate from 8% to 7.6% for financial year 2019 may not be a surprise after the swell of bank
For the second time in two years, the Donald Trump administration has ruled out expedited approvals for H-1B visas. On March 20, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has temporarily halted the premium processing facility for the H-1B visa, which allows applicants to fast-track
As Facebook faces fallout from a major scandal involving the use of its data by Cambridge Analytica, a British firm that profiled and targeted voters for the Trump campaign, public figures in the tech industry are speaking out against the social network. Chief among them is one of the biggest beneficiary
Many South Koreans are delaying marriage, or choosing not to tie the knot at all. According to census statistics released today (March 21), the number of marriages recorded in 2017 fell 6.1% from the previous year to 264,500, the lowest level since record keeping began in 1970. The falling number of