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Trump donates $78K paycheck to the National Park Service, whose budget he wants to cut by $1.5 billion

President Donald Trump is donating his first paycheck to the National Park Service, Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday. It may have been a nice gesture, and the leader of the free world does pull in $400,000 a year. So, in the 10 weeks he's been in office, Trump has earned $78,000...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:01pm

Where your charity money is really going

Who is actually profiting from nonprofits?Half of the charities in the state saw half of the money they raised last year go into the pockets of professional fundraisers and concealed contractors, according to a new report from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Charities Bureau.The“Pennies for...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:18pm

Want to marry a millionaire? Move to Boston

Talk about a capital city. The number of millionaireresidents in Boston rose a whopping 26 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest accessible data from the Department of Revenue.Data analysis by the Boston Business Journal discovered that there were 2,031 million-dollar tax filers in...

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 1:06am

Just 1 in 5 city baby boomers and Gen Xers have retirement plans: Survey

For city baby boomers and Generation Xers, the old adage “saving for a rainy day” has not stood the test of time, a new survey from AARP New York and Siena College has discovered.“We wanted to understand how boomers and Gen Xers were approaching and how prepared they are for retirement,” AARP New...

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 2:30pm

How to unlock your phone

Many smartphones purchased from U.S. wireless carriers come locked onto that carrier’s network. If you’re trying to move to a new carrier, and you want to useyour current phone rather than buy a new one,you’ll have to unlock thatphone before activatingiton a competitor’s network.If you’re withone...

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 1:42am

How to sell your old phone

Have an old smartphone lying around? Don’t let it sit and collect dust. Instead, sell itfor cash.Online marketplaces make it easy to sell smartphones you’re no longer using. You just need toanswer a few questions, post a picture or two and wait for a buyer to bite.Allan Hammell recently listed his...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:46am

Why ‘Starter Homes’ Aren’t What They Used to Be

The concept of a “starter home” is quickly becoming a real estate relic, like track lighting and brass hardware. Time was, young families with average incomes who were shopping for a first house would choose a small one in an affordable neighborhood — maybe with just a hint of a yard and a carport...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:45am

How to avoid ATM fees

When Jazmyn Strickland went to a county fair with her girlfriend recently, she realized that the concession stands around her only accepted cash.“I never carry cash,” says Strickland, a wedding and event planner in San Luis Obispo, California.She decided not to gotoone of her bank’s ATMs, though. “...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:43am

7 new-car safety features that could save your life

It happens in an instant. Maybe your kids are arguing in the back seat or it’s pouring rain. You lose control or focuswhile driving —and another car comes out of nowhere.Ever wish your car could react for you? Maybe it can.The auto industry is blooming with futuristic new ways to prevent collisions...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:40am

5 Investing Tips for Your 20s

The years following college graduation aren’t always known for savvy financial moves. Living with parents, maybe. Student loan debt, yes.Call it a pipe dream, but what those years should be known for is investing. It’s hard to overstate how valuable your 20s are, but on the long, long roadto...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:38am

Unprepared families increasingly turn to funeral crowdfunding

Death may come suddenly or after a long illness. But whenever it arrives, there’s a financial impact, and millions of families may have little or no assets to draw on for lost wages and funeral costs when they lose a loved one.According to a NerdWallet analysisof four large online donation...

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:20pm

The Smartest Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make

There’s really only one thing young people need know about money: Save for retirement, starting now.Yes, at some point you’ll want to pay off your debt, have an emergency fundand buy a home. Right now, though, you’re burning through your mostlimited resource, which is time. You can’t make more of...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 4:43pm

US extends overtime pay to 4.2 million salaried workers

The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a long-awaited and controversial rule to extendovertimepayto 4.2 million U.S. workers, which marks one of the administration’s most significant moves to address stagnant wages.The rule, which has drawn intense criticism from business...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:17pm

Political stock market site lets users make and trade predictions on future

Erik Duhaime is a passive stock market investor, but he isn’t afraid to short DonaldTrumpor go long on Hillary Clinton.The 28-year-old from Cambridge, Massachusetts, trades on PredictIt, an online political stock market that allows users to wager small amounts of money on "yes" or "no"...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:17pm

DAILY VIDEO: Financial tips for broke people

Everyone's feeling the pinch these days, and a lot of articles offering money advice often seem like they're talking to someone in a much more secure financial position than you. Bummer, right? Well, CollegeHumor is here to help with these creative and lucrative tips for the broke and desperate....

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:33am

Existing home sales tumble in warning sign for housing market

U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown.The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units,...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:25pm

4 ways to avoid IRS scams during tax season

Got a scary phone call saying you owe a lot of money to the Internal Revenue Service?It is a scam.Tax experts can say that with confidence, without knowing any of the details, because the IRS does not solicit payments by phone. It will not send emails. If the agency needs information from you, they...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:18am

Retired women in US far more likely to be poor than men

Women in the United States are 80 percent more likely than men to fall into poverty once they retire because they earned less than men on the job, took time off for their families and tend to live longer, researchers have found.Income for women age 65 and older is typically 25 percent lower than...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 9:48pm

Prepare for any financial emergency with these helpful tips

In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, he was condemned for eternity to roll a boulder up a hill, just to see it roll right back down.For those of us trying to build up emergency funds of short-term savings, it can feel like a similar exercise. As soon as you manage to put some cash aside, you have to draw...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:45am

Oscar facts, figures and trivia you didn't know

This Sunday, America will tune in to watch the 2016 Oscars live from Los Angeles, California, and see the biggest stars in Hollywood walk away with an Academy Award.RELATED:When are the 2016 Oscars?To get you in true Oscars spirit, the good people over at Community Tax created a fun infographic...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:51am