Category: Money

Slow Job Growth Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy added 71,000 private sector jobs in July, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. That wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained at 9.5 percent as overall employment declined by 131,000.

Can You Afford A New Car?

When I was growing up, car manufacturers made a big deal each fall about unveiling next year’s models, literally shrouding them in secrecy under tarps in print and TV ads until the launch date. Car-crazy dads would then rush down to the dealer for a test drive.

Top 10 Things Every Taxpayer Should Know About Identity Theft

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Taxpayers need to be careful to protect their personal information. Identity thieves use many methods to steal personal information and then they use the information to file a tax return and get a refund. Here are 10 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming the victim of an identity thief.