T/personal-finance

  1. Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual. Your Money, February 16

    With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.

  2. You Want to Buy Art. Is It About Love or Money? Your Money, February 15

    Collectors offer advice on how to buy fine art, and when to sell it.

  3. Tempted by Holiday Car Sales? Be Ready for Higher Prices Your Money, February 15

    Part of the increase in cost is the result of the “trickle-down” of luxury features, one car expert says. Safety features are also adding to the price.

  4. The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money Your Money, February 15

    Gaby Dunn, Chanel Reynolds and Vicki Robin were born decades apart. But their books about money have a common thread: Talk about it way, way more often.

  5. Smaller Tax Refunds Surprise Those Expecting More Relief Your Money, February 12

    Many early filers under President Trump’s tax plan are surprised that their refunds are smaller or that they owe the I.R.S., even as their tax burdens have declined.

  6. Filing Taxes on Your Phone? Insert Frustrated-Face Emoji Here Your Money, February 12

    Millions of people are expected to submit their returns via mobile platforms this year. I won’t be one of them.

  7. The Government Shutdown Made the I.R.S. Even More Frustrating Your Money, February 12

    Fewer taxpayer calls are being answered and wait times are longer, a new report finds.

  8. When Private Fights Over Millions Become Public (Things Get Ugly) Your Money, February 8

    Legal action among wealthy family members has created a booming business for lawyers who specialize in estate litigation. But financial advisers say there are ways to minimize conflict.

  9. Renting Cars With a Debit Card Is Made Easier at Dollar and Thrifty Your Money, February 8

    The sister companies, seeking to attract people without credit cards, are eliminating a credit check and reducing the “hold” amount they temporarily remove from a checking account.

  10. Consumer Protection Bureau Cripples New Rules for Payday Loans Business, February 6

    The agency’s new director reversed course on regulations intended to prevent borrowers from being caught in an endless cycle of short-term, high interest loans.

  11. Everyone Dies Business, February 1

    Before we go, at least there’ll be work.

  12. After Burst of Holiday Spending, a Plan for a ‘Frugal February’ Your Money, February 1

    Cutting back on nonessential spending for a month can help people pay down credit card balances or put money in savings. At least it’s a short month.

  13. Taxing the Wealthy Sounds Easy. It’s Not. Your Money, February 1

    Two Democrats have proposed taxing the richest Americans at a higher rate. But if past efforts to use tax policy to target one group are a guide, they can backfire.

  14. Please Send Us Your College Application Essays About Money Your Money, January 28

    Did you apply for undergraduate admission for the fall 2019 semester? Did you write an essay about money, work or social class? We’d like to read it and perhaps publish it.

  15. How Did You Save for Your Down Payment? We Want to Hear From You. Real Estate, January 25

    Tell us how much you set aside and how you stayed motivated.

  16. Charity Finds Success in Work With At-Risk Children, but It’s Costly Your Money, January 25

    Friends of the Children hires mentors to work with troubled children, starting in kindergarten. It began in Portland, Ore., and is now in 15 cities.

  17. Tax Filing Season Is Starting, but It May Not Go Smoothly Your Money, January 25

    While the I.R.S. has said it expects refunds to be issued on schedule, the agency is going to take a while to return to normal after the government shutdown.

  18. When Your Meat Suit Is Angry With Some Other, Louder Meat Suit Business, January 25

    Life is just enacting feelings until we expire. And nothing else matters.