Taxed and confused? Here’s where to get tax filing help

Business 02/27/19, 16:49

It's tough to know all the answers at tax time, particularly in a year with massive tax law changes. Sometimes people need help, but where should they turn? Here are a few options:IRSThe IRS has answers to most tax questions online. Its website also has a number of tools to ...

Black Friday: Shop it or skip it?

U.S. 11/13/18, 20:20

A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll.But the nature of a day centered around shopping can almost inevitably lead to overspending.Here are three ways to tell whether participating in Black Friday is ...

Charles Schwab executive’s advice for managers

Business 11/04/18, 11:31

beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business. Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is Senior Vice President of Charles Schwab & Co. and daughter of its founder. The bank and brokerage firm is one of the largest in the U.S. Schwab-Pomerantz is a seasoned financial ...

New Mexico GOP candidate publishes tax-return summary

Business 10/16/18, 20:10

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce and his wife published summary pages of their 2017 tax returns on Tuesday, offering a new glimpse into the personal finances of a Republican congressman and former oilfield entrepreneur.Two pages from the couple's federal tax return show a total tax assessment of $33,111 on ...

Update: New Mexico GOP candidate provides tax highlights

Business 10/16/18, 19:37

The Latest on the release of tax returns in New Mexico's gubernatorial campaign (all times local):5:20 p.m.Republican New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce and his wife have published summary pages of their 2017 federal and state tax returns.The Pearce campaign made public four pages of the couple's tax return on ...

Can earnings season come to the rescue for stocks?

Business 10/11/18, 15:59

The last time the stock market was falling this much , this fast, earnings season helped come to the rescue.Stocks swooned in March. Then a parade of companies lined up to report profits that were even fatter than Wall Street had forecast, which helped turn momentum and get stocks back ...

Q&A: Why rising interest rates are shaking financial markets

Business 10/04/18, 17:23

Well, that escalated quickly.After rising steadily for much of the past year, Treasury yields got a shot of adrenaline this week, and the yield on the 10-year Treasury leaped to its highest level in seven years. It temporarily crossed above 3.20 percent during trading on Thursday, up from 3.05 percent ...

5 tips on saving money and time on Halloween costumes.

Business 10/03/18, 15:56

Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn't have to be scary.This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and creating designated sections where customers can find more of their Halloween needs in one place. And for the first ...

Used sedans still cheap, but prices are rising

Business 09/26/18, 11:17

Late in the spring, Bob Castaldi started checking used car prices online, wondering if it would be a good time to sell his family's loaded-out 2014 Honda Civic.Each month, the retiree from suburban Phoenix, Arizona, kept seeing the suggested retail price go up, rising a total of $700 to $900 ...

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

Business 09/20/18, 14:50

It's almost moving day on the stock market.The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home.The most notable change ...

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