Who ever dreamed that Roblox and Fortnite would be the "gateway drugs" to stock speculation? But it's hardly a surprise that a generation that grew up on video games — honing their quick decision-making skills and even paying real money to purchase "extras" — would suddenly turn to "playing" in the stock market! No amount..
Tax filing season for the year 2020 is upon us. For many people, it will be both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge may come in electronic filing for those who have used paper returns in the past. But the opportunity lies in getting your unpaid but deserved stimulus refund deposited to your account..
UPDATE: 2/1/21 The GameStop controversy has become far more than a fascinating story of David and Goliath, with small investors beating the big hedge funds at their own game using the power of technology. Now, fundamental questions about our free market system are being discussed -- and not only by market participants, but by regulators..
One of the very first acts of President Biden was an executive order extending the "pause" on required student loan payments through September. But it is likely to be only a first step in the new administration's approach to the current $1.7 trillion in student loans. The word "forgiveness" looms large, but the details of..
Now you can protect your income tax information as easily as you can freeze your credit report. It's a sign of the times that everyone's financial identity is at risk. The IRS is now expanding its Identity Protection PIN program, formerly available only to victims of identity theft, to all taxpayers who can securely verify..
Inflation is a distant memory to a generation of investors and consumers. But 40 years ago, as the Fed created money to offset government spending on the Great Society and on rising oil prices, there was an overwhelming fear that the dollar was losing buying power at an accelerating rate. That’s the perfect definition of..