If you didn’t change the tax withholding in your paycheck, you still have time to avoid another unpleasant surprise — or even a fine. The first tax season under the … Continue reading Last Tax Season Was a Mess. Now’s Time to Prepare for This One.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — The dealer pulled back a shiny pink curtain and sprinkled the contents of two white envelopes across his desk: sparkling diamonds, more than 100 of … Continue reading Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic
Equifax’s data breach on Sept. 7, 2017, stunned markets and American consumers, but where the data of those 143 million people disappeared to has remained a mystery. CNBC talked to … Continue reading The great Equifax mystery: 17 months later, the stolen data has never been found, and experts are starting to suspect a spy scheme
Consumers will soon be able to freeze their credit files without charge. So if you have not yet frozen your files — a recommended step to foil identity theft — … Continue reading Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.
Most Americans assume that when they leave a tip for waiters and bartenders, those workers pocket the money. That could become wishful thinking under a Trump administration proposal that would … Continue reading The Trump Administration to Restaurants: Take the Tips!
Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. Editor Tim Herrera emails readers once a week with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get … Continue reading 6 Ways to Be Better at Money in 2018
The emails have landed in my inbox, one every other day or so since Equifax revealed that cyberthieves had helped themselves to the Social Security numbers and dates of birth … Continue reading ‘Dear Equifax: You’re Fired.’ If Only It Were That Easy.
It was past 1 a.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, on Memorial Day weekend, on Fulton Street between Throop and Nostrand. A few bodegas and a fried chicken spot were open, supported … Continue reading At the Center of Change, Cherry’s Unisex Saturday night in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where the salon is an almost always-open witness to a neighborhood in the throes of change.
Finding an apartment in New York that does not drain your bank account can feel like a nearly impossible task. Competition is fierce. And for what? Cramped spaces that deliver … Continue reading The Elusive New York City $1,500 Rental