By Brandon Ballenger, Money Talks News A new report from the Citizens for Tax Justice (fun name) says Facebook didn’t pay “even a dime in federal and state income taxes” this tax year. It also highlights the $429 million the company will get refunded. RELATED: Ask Stacy: Should I Buy Facebook? If that report were […]
By Amanda Geronikos, Money Talks News Just over a week ago, the USPS announced it would end Saturday mail service (excluding packages), effective Aug. 1. The cutback is one of the most drastic changes in the agency’s history, but it’s also one of several changes made so far in 2013: –In January, the cost of […]
Would you get a tattoo on your forehead, sell your last name, or advertise a Facebook page on your house for extra cash? These people would.
By Angela Colley, MoneyTalksNews.com The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program says the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – with almost half of that going toward heating and cooling. To add insult to injury, you could be throwing money out the window if your home isn’t energy-efficient. Leaking windows, poorly […]
By Renee Morad, Money Talks News Raising a child is expensive. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, middle-income parents of babies born in 2011 will spend $295,560 on that child from birth through age 17. Affluent parents will spend $490,830. Of course, it’s not hard to spend more,especially for the super-rich. Beyonce […]
One theater chain is offering bribes to keep your phone off during the film. Here’s how you can score their freebies. By Brandon Ballenger, Money Talks News In August, we wrote about a restaurant offering discounts to customers who agreed to use their mouths for eating instead of yapping. Maybe it’s a trend. RELATED: 20 […]
By Brandon Ballenger, MoneyTalksNews.com If you want to keep a secret, don’t put any trace of it online. That’s something ex-CIA director David Petraeus just learned the hard way. But our lives are increasingly digital, and the government recognizes it. In July, Congress asked nine data brokerage firms – including credit reporting agencies – what consumer information […]
By Brandon Ballenger, Money Talks News The election is over. For now, no more attack ads and no more barrage of emails begging for money. But speaking of cash, what about the money raked in by campaigns that was left unspent? It’s a little too early to call the grand total of all 2012 election […]