H&R Block

'Winter Essentials' accepting new, gently used blankets, winter wear for Eliada kids

On Monday , H&R Block is partnering with a local nonprofit to help keep children warm this winter.<p>H&R Block and Eliada Homes will host a Winter …

Clothing

7 Key Tax Moves to Make Before Year End

With Congress debating sweeping new tax legislation, you might be tempted to make some financial decisions before the end of the year in anticipation …

Retirement

CompuServe's still-active forums are finally shutting down

It turns out that Instant Messenger (AIM) isn't the only thing that AOL is shutting down next month. On December 15th, Oath (AOL and Engadget's dear parent) is also closing what remains of the CompuServe forums which, yes, still actually exist. CompuServe had the first ever mainstream online forums …

Internet

The 7 Best Tax Software Programs to Use in 2017

The average cost of hiring a professional to prepare your tax return is about $275, at least if you have anything other than the simplest tax …

Personal Finance

Tax Reform: Sell These Stocks And Buy These Ones

Tax reform is coming.<p>Corporate tax cuts are great, but what about the consumer tax cuts and simplification?<p>A deep dive into companies set to lose …

Business

Allstate President Joins H&R Block Board of Directors

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced the election of Matthew E. Winter, President of The Allstate Corporation, to serve on its board of …

How the GOP tax plan would affect home buyers and these things are trickier to purchase than guns - MarketWatch

Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories:<p>Personal FinanceHow to get a job working with bitcoin<p>Hiring in the field has spiked 82% in …

Business

2017 Ad Age Next conference

Dana Anderson Chief Transformation Officer <b>MediaLink</b><p>Dana Anderson is an intrepid explorer whose curiosity about people and what motivates them has …

Advertising

The GOP tax plan will make filing taxes (only slightly) easier - MarketWatch

When House Republicans began creating a new tax plan for the U.S., one of the goals was simplicity.<p>In fact, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman …

Retirement

GOP's Dream: Postcard-Size Tax Return

House Republicans selling their new tax plan have a great sales pitch: It will simplify taxes <i>so much</i> you'll be able to file your return on a postcard! GOP leaders brandished just such a prop in their rollout of the overhaul Thursday and gave a couple to President Trump at their meeting with him at …

News (U.S.)

Simpler taxes under the GOP plan? Don't count on it.

Trump and House Republicans promised that most Americans could file their taxes on a postcard. They won't be able to do it, and neither can the president.<p>Last year, when House Republicans unveiled their plan to overhaul the tax system, they made a bold promise: Filing taxes would be so easy, you …

Retirement

US tax cuts unveiled before Trump's Fed chair call

President Donald Trump has sought to stamp his economic authority on the United States by endorsing new legislation proposing to slash the corporate …

Australian News

5 Well-Managed Companies, As Rated By Employees

One way to determine whether a company is managed well is to ask its employees.<p>Indeed.com, a job search platform with more than 20 million posted jobs and more than 15 million reviews, looked into its archive to see which firms in the U.S. scored the best among their employees between October 2015 …

Determine

What you need to know about Canada Child Benefit

On Oct. 24, the federal government announced in its fall economic statement that the amounts used to calculate the Canada Child Benefit would be …

Social Security

Director Compensation Climbs as Companies Pay for Experience

As compensation for corporate directors shifts more towards paying outside experts for their contributions, S&P 500 board members got a raise of …

Governance

Tour of Hainan 2017: Stage 1 Results

Spain's Jon Aberasturi of Japanese outfit Ukyo claimed his eighth victory of the year, all of which have come in Asia at six different races, as he …

Cycling

No More 'Dark Posts': Facebook to Reveal All Ads

<i>Learn more about what's around the corner at the Ad Age Next Conference on Nov. 15 and 16 in midtown New York, with high-impact presenters and case</i> …

Advertising

Trump's tax reform plan: Who are the winners and losers?

President Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled their plan for a massive tax overhaul.<p>The plan, meant to be a framework for Congress to negotiate into legislation, still has missing parts. And as the House prepares to vote on the Senate’s budget plan Thursday, some lawmakers, including …

U.S. Politics

Power & Light District will add locally owned bagel shop and another fitness center

The Power & Light District will add two new tenants in 2018:<p>▪ Meshuggah Bagels is taking a 1,400-square-foot space on the first floor of One Light …

Kosher

TurboTax maker not worried about GOP tax plan

The White House keeps talking about how its tax plan could simplify federal income tax returns to the point of being able to file via postcard. But …

U.S. Politics

Liberty Tax Looks Like A Short - At Some Point

Liberty Tax looks cheap on an EBITDA and cash flow basis - but there are a lot of problems here.<p>Growth strategies from the company seem far too …

Business

Trump's tax plan isn't as big of a threat to H&R Block as he says

President Donald Trump may talk a lot about creating jobs, but there's one kind he wants to eliminate: Tax preparers.<p>"I want to put H&R Block out of business,"Trump said on the campaign trail.<p>"H&R Block probably won't be too happy," he said again in February.<p>Trump is confident that his tax plan …

Retirement

More Speakers Announced for Ad Age Next

The first Ad Age Next conference is just one month away. We've packed two days with speakers covering everything from augmented reality and …

Advertising Industry

Trump vs. H&R Block

Jennifer MacMillan is a tax preparer. Her business ebbs and flows with the season. In the months before April 15, she talks with clients and pores …

U.S. Politics

Cyber researchers reveal serious Wi-Fi security flaw

Researchers on Monday disclosed a serious security flaw in the encryption standard that protects tens of millions of consumer, business and government Wi-Fi networks — a hole they said could allow hackers to intercept sensitive traffic, tamper with websites or install malware or ransomware.<p>The flaw …

Politics

The 8 best places in the Midwest to find a tech job

A wide range of companies headquartered outside of Silicon Valley are hiring tech workers. Here's where to find your next job.<p>While tech jobs are …

Silicon Valley

KCI is your first impression of Kansas City, and that’s a problem

Woe be the traveler flying out of Kansas City International Airport at 5 a. m. on a Tuesday.<p>That predawn hour early in the work week is one of the …

Airlines

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

Big Ideas

It's Trump vs. H&R Block

Jennifer MacMillan is a tax preparer. Her business ebbs and flows with the season. In the months before April 15, she talks with clients and pores …

Donald Trump

File Your Tax Return Already!

If you are one of the almost 12 million people who requested a six-month extension of time to file your tax return back in April, what the heck are …

Retirement