When you get your phone bill, how do you feel? Between all the confusing charges, marketing pamphlets, return envelopes, and stamps, reading your business phone bill can be a frustrating experience for any entrepreneur. Who wouldn’t feel outraged when unexpected fees suddenly pop up on your bill? Better yet, what are all those line items in the
An assembly line worker works on the production line at Midwest Automotive Designs in Bristol, Indiana, April 16, 2019. Tim Aeppel | Reuters The U.S. economy will barely grow at all in the fourth quarter, if two Federal Reserve gauges that track gross domestic product are correct. With some recent data coming in below expectations,
David Heinemeier Hansson, a well-known software engineer, recently slammed the Apple Card on Twitter as sexist. His complaint: He was given a credit limit 20 times larger than his wife, even though she has the better credit score. In response, the New York Department of Financial Services announced it will investigate the Apple Card algorithm
A reliable recession indicator is shifting into high gear Â©bht2000 – stock.adobe.com Comedian Bill Maher has a line he uses from time to time: “I don’t know it for a fact, I just know it’s true.” Here is an example of that, which will be of interest to anyone who is at all concerned about
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses whether Social Security benefits are recalculated due to continued employment, public pensions and divorced spousal benefits, how divorced spousal benefits are calculated, when spousal benefits are available and foreign pensions. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security
Corporate boards in the U.S. are gradually seeing more female representation, but still pale in comparison to a number of Western countries, according to a new report from Big Four firm KPMG. Citing data from Spencer Stuart’s 2018 U.S. Board Index report, the KPMG report found that among the largest companies in the S&P 500
An interview with billionaire investor and founder of Duquesne Capital, Stanley Druckenmiller. In this interview, Stanley discusses what indicators he uses to predict if a recession is coming, his are currently on amber and getting close to red. Stanley also talks about his investment process and evaluates a range of investments. 📚 Books on Stanley
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles “Chuck” Rettig told an audience of tax professionals and accountants at the AICPA National Tax Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that he wants to hear from them about the impact of the far-reaching IRS reform legislation that Congress passed earlier this year. Rettig, a former Beverly Hills tax attorney,
In recent years, several countries have taken measures to reduce carbon emissions using environmental regulations, emissions trading systems (ETS), and carbon taxes. In 1990, Finland was the world’s first country to introduce a carbon tax. Since then, 15 European countries have followed, implementing carbon taxes that range from less than €1 per ton of carbon
A pedestrian passes in front of a Charles Schwab Corp. bank branch in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg | Getty Images Free trading is paying off for brokerage firm Charles Schwab. In the same month the firm dropped trading commissions, Schwab added 142,000 new brokerage accounts, 31% more than the number of new
As the stock market heads for all-time highs, some retirement savers are reaping the benefits. The number of Fidelity 401(k) plans with a balance of $1 million or more jumped to a record 200,000 as of Sept. 30, according to a new report by Fidelity, the nation’s largest provider of 401(k) plans. The financial services
On a yearly basis the IRS adjusts more than 40 tax provisions for inflation. This is done to prevent what is called “bracket creep,” when people are pushed into higher income tax brackets or have reduced value from credits and deductions due to inflation, instead of any increase in real income. The IRS used to
Getty It’s the rage of Europe. Some say it gives them an advantage over America. It may, however, shock you to know the truth behind negative interest rates and the damage they can wreak on “safe” investments. It was the tale of two luncheons. On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Economic Club of New York
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The brokerage firm is exploring a bold new play. Getty Topline: As it looks to make up lost revenue from slashing commission fees to zero, brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is reportedly testing different ways it can tap into the sports gambling business, Business Insider first reported.
Losing bets; out on a limb; Perfect no more; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Newark, New Jersey: Preparer Wayne Dunich-Kolb, 54, has been sentenced to six years in prison for filing false federal income tax returns, stealing client refunds and committing identity theft in connection with refunds stolen from a deceased taxpayer. Dunich-Kolb
Lithuania joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018, making it the 36th member and the most recent addition to our International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI). According to our Index, Lithuania’s tax system is the fourth most competitive and neutral in the OECD, promoting sustainable economic growth and investment while raising sufficient
Jensen Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, speaks during the company’s event at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Wall Street analysts are expecting big things from Nvidia when the chip maker reports its third-quarter earnings on Thursday after the bell.
Higher income may be great, yet it doesn’t necessarily mean it makes managing money easier. States with higher incomes may not be the ones where residents have the best credit scores, a new report from CreditCards.com shows. While some of that could be due to younger populations with short credit histories, other key criteria —
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Getty Many Americans aren’t prepared for retirement in general, but the issue is compounded now that people are living longer than ever. There are 76 million baby boomers in the US today and one-third of 65-year-olds will likely live past 90, but many are underfunded for
COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 26: Chase Young of the Ohio State Buckeyes pressures the quarterback against … [+] the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Getty Images Late last month, the NCAA said college athletes could get paid for the commercial use of their likenesses or names, though it appeared to limit the compensation.