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Moves like Jagger!

Sunday night’s Grammy Awards ceremony celebrated and remembered the past year in the music industry. On stage, British soul singer Adele cleaned up big time, winning Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year and all of the awards for the night were intermixed between hastily arranged tributes and tearful […]

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Guess Who’s Unhappy With the IRS?

Surveys show that most Americans would rather be caught naked in public than face a tax audit. So, what sort of knucklehead goes ahead and asks the IRS to audit him? Then actually takes them to court when they say no? Fashion designer Georges Marciano left his native Marseilles with his brothers Armand, Paul, and […]

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Which Presidents Should We Really Celebrate?

Monday marked the official celebration of George Washington’s Birthday — commonly called Presidents’ Day — and a grateful nation celebrated with fireworks, parades, and half-off sales at outlet malls throughout the land. (You may have missed the fireworks and parades, but the sales were hard to avoid!) Washington served long before the lawmakers working in […]

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Saint Valentine’s Day Taxacre

Monday was Valentine’s Day. Most of us celebrated the occasion with flowers or chocolate. But a small group of mob enthusiasts marked it as the 82nd anniversary of the infamous “Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre,” when Al Capone’s “Outfit” gunned down seven members of rival Bugs Moran’s North Side Irish gang, in a garage at 2212 […]

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How to Predict Super Bowl Winners?

Sunday night marked the 45th installment of America’s annual salute to all things hype. Celebrities! Concerts! Commercials! If you looked hard enough, you might have even found a pretty good football game. The day before the game, the Wall Street Journal weighed in with the kind of observation you’d expect them to make — specifically, […]

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Tax Strategies for Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole this morning, as he does on every February 2, with a winter-weary nation paying extra-close attention this year. Did the fearless 15-pound forecaster see his shadow or not? Are we really stuck with six more long weeks of winter? According to stormfax.com, Phil’s forecasts are right just 39% […]

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Land of Milk and Money

Tax breaks come and tax breaks go. In today’s era of trillion-dollar deficits, even sacred cows like the mortgage interest deduction have come under fire. But one longtime tax break appears to remain safe, even as lawmakers gradually chip away at it. That’s the deduction for medical and dental expenses. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates […]

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The Real Reason LeBron Loves Miami

Basketball superstar LeBron James has been making history since high school, when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him as the number one pick in the 2003 NBA draft. James signed his first endorsement deal for $90 million from Nike before making his professional debut. Since then, he’s racked up a slew of All-Star and MVP appearances. […]

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Madoff, Ebbers, Uncle Sam?

Recent years have brought us a steady stream of financial cheats, frauds, and scams. Bernard Madoff, of course. Rotting in jail. The guys who brought us Enron. Rotting in jail. Bernard Ebbers, head of WorldCom. Rotting in jail. And… Uncle Sam? That’s right, our own beloved Uncle Sam is arguably as guilty of “cooking the […]

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Tax Cuts In Your Stocking

After years of “hitting the snooze button, they finally did it! That’s right — the lame-duck Congress passed the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.” President Obama wasted no time signing it. We get a little tax relief in our holiday stockings — and this year, just about everyone is […]

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