It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
One quirky twist in the Affordable Care Act is that millions of uninsured people could need a year-end tax checkup, if they want to avoid headaches and penalties when they file their tax returns next year.
Q. I'm retired, 71, and living on my Social Security and a pension totaling $3,200 monthly. I have an IRA worth $412,000 sitting out of the stock market and another $38,000 in a savings account. I don't trust the stock market and believe it to be overvalued. I'm panicked and frozen. I want to generate cash flow but also protect the principal. I'm thinking of a fixed annuity. I've been stuck like this for three years. Any ideas you can share would be wonderful.
North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.
A panel of accountants, former state legislators and experts in tax law, economics and finances has taken on the daunting task of reviewing Connecticut's tax structure to come up with ways to modernize the system with an eye toward making it more fair, equitable and stable.
Nearly 5 million strollers spanning various brands with a hinge that can amputate a child's finger are being recalled this week. Other recalled consumer products include candles that pose a fire hazard and multitools with a defective locking mechanism.