‘Tis the season to shore up your savings. In the days leading up to Black Friday, financial experts caution against overspending, particularly amid an economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic — and consumers are listening. One campaign, called “In the Black Friday,” spearheaded by the National Financial Educators Council, encourages consumers to avoid debt
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Key Findings: Excessive tax rates on cigarettes in some states induce substantial black and gray market movement of tobacco products into high-tax states from low-tax states or foreign sources. New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 53.2 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in 2018. New
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Travelers wearing protective masks wait in line to go through security at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images With Covid-19 deaths rising rapidly and daily new cases and hospitalizations both reaching all-time highs, epidemiologists and public health officials are
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Over the summer, British indie pop star Ellie Goulding invited Vogue magazine over for a peek and a poke around the lovely London cottage where she and husband Caspar Jopling holed up during the COVID quarantines. Turns out, that cottage, a former hay loft in a historic mews in London’s Paddington area, is now for
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Lisa Lickers, her husband and their blended family before the arrival of their baby. Source: Lisa Lickers Navigating the terrain of a blended family’s financial life is tricky enough in normal times. Add a pandemic into the mix, and things can get downright exhausting. “Stressful financial situations bring to the surface underlying family dynamics,” said
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Japanese automaker Nissan has a history of saving itself from the brink of disaster. Right now it is trying to repeat the trick. Like all other automakers, the company is losing money from the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s also trying to recover from some self-inflicted wounds by former Nissan executives, including ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn. Now
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Neiman Marcus now offers a virtual gift advisor service, and an in-store concierge service, to help customers pick out items on their wish lists. Source: Neiman Marcus Santa Claus will be busy delivering packages curbside, by appointment, at Neiman Marcus this holiday season. This is just one of the new initiatives that the luxury department
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell are seated to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Federal Reserve could provide clues
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She’s still in her 20s, but increasingly prolific Hollywood filmmaker Erika Olde runs her own production company — West Hollywood’s Black Bicycle Entertainment, which has bankrolled major motion pictures, among them Whitney Cummings’ “The Female Brain,” the Reese Witherspoon-starrer “Home Again,” “Woman Walks Ahead,” featuring a critically-lauded Jessica Chastain performance, and Sacha Gervasi’s “November Criminals”
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Changes for the year; partnerships’ reporting; building your brand; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers. Blunt truths Taxable Talk (http://www.taxabletalk.com/): Sometimes the IRS processing time “ain’t pretty” — though to be fair this tale does start with a return sent certified mail taking nearly a month to get from Las Vegas to Ogden,
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