It's clear that financial fraud is one of the biggest threats facing individuals, businesses and government agencies. Although hacking and other online scams are more pervasive than in the past, scammers are still using phones and U.S. Mail to commit their crimes as well.
Earlier this month, we wrote about some of the weirder sources of income that all of us are technically supposed to report to the IRS. Naturally, it is frustrating to learn that your tax liabilities could be even higher than they already are (even if most of the aforementioned reporting requirements cannot really be enforced).
For most of us, there are no satisfactory alternatives to estate planning. It is almost always the best way to ensure that your property and assets go where you want them to, and that your end-of-life wishes are recorded and honored.
Federal tax returns are due in about two months. If you work a job that takes care of income withholding throughout the year, chances are good that your taxes will not be very complicated. If you are an independent contractor or run your own business, however, filing a return can be more of a headache.
In January, the world was saddened to hear about the death of pop star David Bowie. Although his celebrity peaked in the 1970s and 80s, he continued to make music up until his death at the age of 69, when he died of cancer.