Tax & Finance

In the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hedge fund industry was struggling to eke out gains, but by the end of 2020, they had managed on average to pull themselves out of the red for the...
In 2020, at a time when many people were looking for a job, scammers were hard at work trying to trick Americans out of their money. Throughout the year, law enforcement reported 4.7 million...
During the Covid-19 pandemic, as the nation has grappled with health and financial crises, many people across the country have seen their debts rise and their ability to pay them fall. As businesses...
When the U.S. hunkered down in 2020 because of the pandemic, it wasn’t just retail sales that suffered a major blow. States also saw overall tax revenues decline. The Tax Foundation reports state...
Although the percentage of U.S. adult smokers has declined in recent years, states still rake in enormous revenues from cigarette sales. According to SmokeFree.gov, the average retail cost of a pack...
The federal deficit hit an all time high of over $28 trillion in March 2021. Unlike the federal government, however, nearly all states are constitutionally required to have a balanced budget and...
Marijuana is big business. Millions of users spend billions of dollars on it every year. As it becomes legalized in more and more states — some 15 currently permit its personal purchase,...
After more than a year of pandemic-related border closures and restrictions, COVID-19 vaccines are providing hope for a post-pandemic surge in international travel and tourism. Still, even after the...
It’s a great feeling when you win a few thousand dollars (or more) from the lottery. It’s even a great feeling when you reach into the pocket of an old pair of pants or down into a purse you...