Gail Buckner Archive
Published February 04, 2013
This month marks the 100th birthday of the federal income tax. The Internal Revenue Code has morphed from 400 pages long to nearly 74,000 pages as the code becomes more complex. And despite consumers facing hefty taxes this year they should be grateful, it's going to get worse next year.
Published January 28, 2013
Out-of-pocket costs to consumers hit by this identity theft has decreased since 2004--but that shouldn't make you feel more safe.
Published January 21, 2013
If you have reached 65 and are still working, you may be wondering if it makes sense to sign up for Medicare. Well it depends, and if you don't sign up at the right time, it could cost you big time.
Published January 14, 2013
Here's the good news: the uncertainty over what taxes will look like for the foreseeable future is finally over. Here's the bad news: many people will be paying more in taxes--a lot more.
Published January 07, 2013
In their last annual report to Congress, the Social Security Trustees laid out the 75-year financial outlook for the agency....and it didn't look good. But there is a simple way to fix the problem now and avoid any cliffs down the road.
Published January 03, 2013
Despite IRAs widespread acceptance and the fact that they have been around for 40 years, most of us are largely unaware of the most basic rules about what you can and cannot do with an IRA.
Published December 24, 2012
Depending on what lawmakers decide, charitable giving could take a substantial hit next year.
Published December 17, 2012
The holiday season can be hard for cash-strapped families, but parents should change the way they approach gift giving and how the family approaches budgeting.
Published December 03, 2012
Anyone over the age 70 will have a lot less jingle this time next year if they make a major- and common- mistake before the end of this year.
Published November 26, 2012
Identity thieves tend to be people you least expect, and the damage they cause can take years to repair.