Those of us completing our tax returns this year may be scrambling to find some of the more obscure, hidden tax deductions to help us get a better refund, asking ourselves crazy questions: Can quitting smoking save you money on taxes? Can you claim pets on your taxes? What about all of the strange costs that . . .
Tax deductions aren’t just for the super-rich. Many deductions help middle and lower income individuals. Some of those deductions are common, like deducting auto expenses for business travel, and some are less commonly known, such as deducting the storage unit fees for your move. Then there are some downright, unusual deductions that are surprisingly acceptable (within the right . . .
What Is a Classic Car? Written By: Bonnie Gringer Why We Define Classics as We Do (PDF): The Classic Car Club of America outlines their definition of classic cars as well as a rough estimate of their numbers in this short informational document. Why Do People Still Love Classic Cars? Is it nostalgia or beauty . . .
How long is the average commute to work? It depends on whether or not you live in a city, whether you use public transportation, and which state you’re in. While there may be outliers who blast music while sitting in their cars for hours at a time and those who work remotely, the average commute . . .
On the 3rd Monday of February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day in the U.S. to honor George Washington, our first president born on February 22, 1732, and Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president born on February 12, 1809. It is also commonly recognized as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents. For many years, it was celebrated on February . . .
The history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its origin is somewhat of a mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and Ancient Roman tradition. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day dates back to the 5th century (401 to 500 AD). . . .
Which country has the most billionaires? The answer, by far, is the United States, with 565 billionaires, from Jeff Bezos to Larry Page to Michael Bloomberg. But while the U.S. is the country with the most billionaires, there are plenty of places around the world that are home to some of the wealthiest people. Here’s . . .
How much is $100 really worth across the United States? With such huge gaps in the cost of living and purchasing power from urban to rural U.S., how far will a crisp, beautiful Benjamin Franklin get you when it’s time to pay the rent? With data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, we’ve created a . . .
Ah, how the best-laid plans so often go awry, especially in the kitchen. No matter what recipe you have or how often you’ve made something, you’re bound to make common cooking mistakes like these. But don’t worry; you don’t have to toss out that pan of pasta! These clever food hacks are here to rescue . . .