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How much do actors make? Still enough to make you wince, but not as much as before

How much do actors make? Hollywood's top-paid performers are about 20 percent less maddening than they used to be. Variety released its latest rundown of star salaries, and they're a bit of a comedown from the runaway pay of the '90s and '00s. In that era, stars like Julia Roberts...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:52pm

What are Freedom Checks and is the whole thing legit?

If you’ve listened to talk radio over the past few months, it’s likely you’ve heard a commercial for Freedom Checks voiced by “Ricky” or “Jack” from Banyan Hill. In the commercial, the voiceover describes how people around the country are getting their...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:11pm

What happens if I missed the tax deadline?

The unthinkable happened. Normally you’re a planning machine, but this year the months just got away from you. You missed the tax deadline. Now what? You don’t know anyone who hasn’t filed or paid their taxes on time, so you’re in uncharted territory here. Luckily, you have...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:55pm

How to file taxes for free — even at the last minute

You’re in panic mode. Tax Day 2018 is basically here already and you’re nowhere close to hitting send on those tax forms. In fact, you haven’t even started. Instead of dwelling on how you should have taken care of it a month ago — life happens, give yourself a break —...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:29pm

How long is a tax extension?

April 15 (or April 17 as it so happens this year) is out of the question. Your taxes simply aren’t going to get done. There’s no point in beating yourself up about it; sometimes life just gets in the way, even when it comes to important things like filing your taxes. That’s why...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:56am

How do I file for a tax extension, and is filing for an extension bad?

You’re not going to make it. You had grand plans to file your taxes this year way ahead of the rush — you even got all those discount emails from several tax filing firms — but life just got in the way. Somewhere between all the weekend shopping and errands and straight exhaustion...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:12pm

Here are all the Toys R Us stores that could be closing soon

Toys R Us stores could be closing and that means the experience of browsing a toy store on a whim may soon come to an end.  As a result of issues with bankruptcy, Toys R Us has announced that it is preparing for liquidation, resulting in nearly 200 Toys R Us stores shutting down.  Toys...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:41pm

Ryan Reynolds net worth to jump with Aviation Gin purchase

Ryan Reynolds net worth is about to increase significantly with his latest venture. The actor is now a  major stakeholder in the Portland-based gin Aviation. Reynolds, who's best known for his superhero roles in “Deadpool” and “Green Lantern,” is making superhero-...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:32pm

When are taxes due 2018?

Good on you. It’s still February and you’re already asking when are taxes due 2018. You’ve probably already received some tax forms in the mail from your employer, bank, maybe a student loan company. But it all keeps trickling in, and you’re not quite sure when the deadline...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:48am

MAP: Which states would be most affected by a government shutdown?

As President Trump reached his first full year in office, the country is also facing its 19th government shutdown in the country’s history. The shutdown has made its way into the work week Monday and is raising a concern among people who are worried about the future of children's...

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 2:04pm

MAP: See if your Sam's Club location is closing and how to get a refund for your membership

Your days of shopping at Sam's Club may soon be over. Sam’s Club, the membership-only warehouse superstore is has closed 63 locations around the country, including three in Puerto Rico. Some locations closed without warning, leaving both Sam’s Club customers and their employees...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:02am

NerdWallet - Breaking the Last Taboo: Talking Money With Our Partners

Kevin Voigt, a personal finance writer with our buds at NerdWallet, has some tips for overcoming your fears so you can have that tough money talk with your significant other. Take notes! This article originally appeared on NerdWallet on 1/7/2017.    When it comes to cash, couples are...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:57pm

Just in time for the holidays, Oprah warns about social media scam

It’s the holiday season in case you haven’t noticed. And yesterday, in the spirit of giving — and to save us from losing bank — Oprah Winfrey alerted the public that scammers have been impersonating her on social media to solicit money and personal information from followers...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

5 things you need to know from the Paradise Papers

What are the Paradise Papers? They're 13.4 million documents, largely from the Bermudan law firm Appleby, which assists corporations and an ultra-wealthy clientele set up offshore tax havens. The papers leaked to a pair of German journalists, who shared them with the International Consortium of...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:21pm

Target is ending its Cartwheel Perks and some people are a little upset

Target recently announced it is ending its Cartwheel Perks loyalty program. The company made the announcement and sent an email to its members on Wednesday. The email read: "Our perks pilot is winding down. Your participation and feedback has meant the world to us!" The email reminded...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:40pm

Americans are spending an absurd amount of money on avocado toast

What’s for brunch folks? Avocado toast with a side of business meeting. How about a mid-afternoon snack? Well, avocado toast sure tastes good with that cup of iced coffee. Quickie dinner? You guessed it, we’re gonna treat ourselves to some avocado toast to rescue us from cooking at home...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:51pm

Airbnb and other ways to make big money working from home: Report

If you’re looking for the next get-rich-quick scheme that doesn’t require you to change out of your pajamas, your best bet is Airbnb. Of course, that would require you to have the digs to list your room, apartment, bed or whatever on the online hospitality marketplace. Data analysis...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:21pm

Wait, Selena Gomez makes how much per Instagram post?

Selena Gomez might want the world to just leave her alone already, but the woman with the most followed Instagram account is making serious moolah off of her posts, according to the new Instagram Rich List. Instagram planner and scheduling tool HopperHQ was able to compile data thanks to the app...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:44pm

Quit your job! Summer banking interns in NYC make this much per month

Depressing, erm, fun fact: Wall Street interns make more money than the average 18- to 24-year-old professional. Or older if you’re in certain industries. And with summer season now in full, sweaty swing, you may have noticed a fair share of summer interns invading your local watering hole,...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 1:23pm

Mass. will 'absolutely' see $15 minimum wage, Rosenberg predicts

The minimum wage in Massachusetts stands at $11 and no further increases are scheduled, but Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says the Bay State will "absolutely" see a $15 minimum wage law, or at least a statewide vote on it. "If it doesn't happen in the Legislature, it will...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:30pm