Home equity and credit cards

May 7, 2009
Question: I have a $16,000.00 credit card balance with Chase at 3.99 % until balance is paid off. I also have a home equity credit line that would...
Posted In: Credit Cards, Housing, Taxes

Go after tax havens to help health care

May 6, 2009
What do eliminating foreign tax havens and establishing universal health care have in common? A whole lot, says commentator Robert Reich.
Posted In: Taxes

A Roth-IRA conversion in 2010

Apr 28, 2009
Question: As I understand it, Congress has lifted the income limits for Roth IRA roll-overs starting in 2010. How likely do you think it is that...
Posted In: retirement savings, Taxes

File taxes

Apr 21, 2009
Question: I have not filed a return this year because the preparer told me that I did not have enough taxable income that I needed to file. Comment...
Posted In: Taxes

The education IRA

Apr 20, 2009
Question: My wife and I had our first baby in January of 2009 and are looking into saving for her education. I have heard a lot about 529 plans but...
Posted In: Taxes

Going beyond the tax haven blacklist

Apr 16, 2009
The G-20 summit set up a blacklist to crack down on tax havens. But campaigners at a rally in London say the move is just a small, tentative step in the right direction. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Do taxes, or procrastinate on Twitter?

Apr 15, 2009
OK, we know you've been meaning to get your taxes done, but it's deadline day and you're crunching. If you're still putting it off, we found some fellow procrastinators for you to commiserate with on Twitter.
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Lawmaker exposes unclaimed refunds

Apr 15, 2009
The government is sitting on millions of dollars in uncollected tax refunds. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Congressman Brad Sherman, who explains how he's using his Web site to make his constituents aware of what they may be owed.
Posted In: Taxes

Why people cheat on their taxes

Apr 14, 2009
With Tax Day fast approaching, Kai Ryssdal speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely about why some people are tempted to cheat on their taxes and what can be done about it.
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I-bonds vs TIPS

Apr 13, 2009
Question: I have the opportunity to buy $10,000 worth of I-bonds this year, or $10,000 worth of TIPS in an IRA account. Which is better--or is it...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, Taxes