Paying for my mother’s real estate decisions.Photo credit: Agover, CCo Public Domain.“This isn’t my fault, you know?” I told my tax preparer as she worked numbers into her computer, numbers that would later unveil that I owe the IRS $3,000 from a short sale. If she thought I was a liar, her face didn’t say so — she was placid. I chose her based on her picture on H&R Block’s website. She looked like someone’s grandmother, the kind who still sent cash in the mail. “It ha...
NEW DELHI: Backing Priyanka Gandhi’s refutation of any relation between the property she purchased in Haryana with alleged illegal acquired funds and her husband Robert Vadra's finances , the Congress party on Friday said the fact that ‘no concrete’ material has come out shows the character of the her statement. “I think it is very clear that after two or three years of constant persecution and after three years of misinformation, nothing has come out. Agencies of se...
Enlarge / Apple's Craig Federighi talks up Apple Pay on the Web. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Rumors about an Apple-backed peer-to-peer payments system that could compete with services like Square Cash, PayPal's Venmo, and Google Wallet have been floating around for years. Those rumors still haven't amounted to anything yet, but a new report from Recode indicates that Apple is still interested and that it's in talks with banks and other "payments industry partners" about launching a peer-to-...
Apple is getting serious about expanding its digital wallet service into money transfers, and could announce the service later this year. The feature would transform Apple Pay into a competitor to apps like Venmo. The post Apple Pay could soon take on Venmo, Square Cash with money-transfer service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Photo credit: Jeff Gunn, CC BY 2.0.Lucy (not her real name) is a 23-year-old development coordinator in Boston.So, Lucy, how much are you making?I make $16.63/hr, which works out to just under $34,600/yr. But I get a fair amount of overtime, so it ends up being more than that — I’ve only been at this pay rate for about three weeks, so I’m not sure what my yearly income will end up being.What was your previous pay rate?I was making $16/hr from when I got hired in August, and I knew...
(WASHINGTON) — Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without “advance approval” by Pentagon authorities. Also, the Defense Department inspector general’s office confirms in a separate document that it is investigating whether Flynn failed to obtain prior approval. The chairman and senior Democrat on the House Oversi...
Shown is the Tornado slide at Six Flags America's Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Maryland. Six Flags Entertainment wants to acquire more water parks near existing theme parks. Scott Ableman / FlickrSkift Take: Six Flags Entertainment is continuing to look for ways to bring visitors to its parks without shelling out a ton of money on expensive new construction. We'll be interested to see how many existing water parks the company can bring into the fold — and how crowds will respond. — H...
Stars: they’re just like us. Sort of.Really, this episode was so good.Broad City works so well because of its relatability. Abbi and Ilana have roommates, smoke weed, and explore the wonders of the Gowanus Whole Foods on painkillers with the wide-eyed rapture gleaming rows of Kettle Chips and a never-ending bulk foods section deserves. Abbi Jacobson is another one of the famous people interviewed for Wealth Simple’s Money Diary.Broad City's Abbi Jacobson is Done with the PotatoesMaybe...
Another look at gamifying savings.Photo credit: Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0.Continuing this week’s theme of “gamifying human behavior,” Billfolder StateLady tipped me off to a recent Atlantic article about the Walmart MoneyCard:How to Trick People Into Saving MoneyThe Walmart MoneyCard is a reloadable prepaid debit card that also includes a “vault” feature; users can “stash” card funds in the non-interest-bearing vault and withdraw those funds when they’re ready to spend them.You do...
Photo credit: tomwang / 123RF Stock Photo. People love to splurge on games in app stores, even as other apps struggle to make money. But this is starting to change as companies figure out ways to monetize their non-game apps, says a new report from mobile market research firm Newzoo. The share of revenue for non-game apps in app stores worldwide rose marginally from 15 percent in 2015 to 16 percent last year. But it’s projected to accelerate by 30 percent annually to reach nearly a quarter of ...
On the cost of peace and one very good, very expensive decision.Today I logged onto the Chase website to pay my credit card bill and was baffled by the numbers on the screen. I could empty my checking account and I wouldn’t be close to paying my balance in full. I clicked back and forth between my credit card statement and my payment history to make sure Chase Bank had not accidentally miscalculated my debt, as though some error-prone banker with a calculator was manually adding up each of my ...
After yesterday’s Safaricom network breakdown that caused massive losses for businesses across Kenya, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has come out to apologize to Kenyans. In a video posted on the company’s social media platforms, Bob assures Safaricom customers that the team is working hard to ensure that customers have a fast and reliable network.   He also says that as a small gesture, Safaricom users can send money on M-PESA to M-PESA registered users free of charge from midnig...
Noah Kerner understood the value of a dollar early in life. As a child, he sold baseball cards for quick profits. While he worked in an early job as a bank teller, he moonlighted as a tennis coach and a DJ. Kerner is now the CEO of Acorns, a company dedicated to helping Americans do what research proves they cannot: save money. The National Institute on Retirement Security estimates the U.S. retirement savings deficit--the gap between how much should be saved to maintain living standards and how...
When I go to events, there’s one question I am asked more frequently than any other…and it has nothing to do with jewelry. “But…how do you make money blogging?” The delivery varies. Some people ask aggressively because they’re uncomfortable in the face of something they don’t understand, or they can’t accept the changing times that my business represents. Others ask the question with awe or hope, and I wonder if they’re holding a blogging dr...
Life gave me $400 so I spent it.Photo: Ben Russell/FlickrIn November, my partner and I relocated to California from Hawai‘i for his job. After switching cable companies, I received, to my excited skepticism, a $400 prepaid Visa card — an amount of money that isn’t life-changing but certainly mood-changing.My pipe dream of writing full-time urges me to keep my overhead low, which means I baby my fourteen-year-old car, pack my lunches, and say no a lot to squirrel away as much as I can...
Photo credit: Kevin Dooley, CC BY 2.0.Elizabeth (not her real name) is a 33-year-old criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona.So, Elizabeth, how much are you making?I make $78,000 per year, with an additional $7,200 paid to me as reimbursement for student loan payments.Reimbursement for student loan payments? How does that work?I work for the county government. There is a program allotted for all attorneys called the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. You submit proof of your student lo...
WHEN the Indiana Toll Road was opened in 1956, there were eight pairs of travel plazas, or rest stops, along the 156-mile (250km) stretch linking Chicago to Ohio and points eastward. As cars became faster and less thirsty, travellers had less reason to stop regularly for petrol or snacks. Three of the travel plazas closed in the 1970s. Restaurants shuttered, even if offered free rent. The remaining plazas, dwindling in number, fell into disrepair. The abiding memory some road users had of Indian...
NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, accused in a money laundering case, is likely to present himself before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday, an official said. Singh will appear before the investigating officer at the ED Headquarters in New Delhi. "We hope that he (Singh) will be present at the ED Headquarters here as we haven't received any information from his office so far," ED spokesperson Anil Rawal told IANS. The ED had summoned Sin...
#Vanlife is all about that #sponcon.Photo: Beatrice Murch/FlickrHere is a look at some people who live in a van because of a few factors: “a renewed interest in the American road trip, a culture of hippie-inflected outdoorsiness, and a life free from the tyranny of a nine-to-five office job.”#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement#Vanlife, as described by Rachel Monroe in The New Yorker, sounds like minmalism’s hippie cousin, the one that makes their own edibles and as of late, has g...
Move over, Making a Murderer. Netflix released the trailer for its latest crime docuseries, The Keepers, and it looks compelling. Centering on the murder of a nun, the story includes a conspiracy and a possible cover-up. The post Netflix trailer for ‘The Keepers’ gives ‘Making a Murderer’ a run for its money appeared first on Digital Trends.