US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
‘Worst over for Alberta economy’ “Overall, the global economy is strengthening largely as expected and prices of some commodities, including oil, have risen. The rapid back-up in global bond yields, partly re ecting market anticipation of U.S. fiscal expansion, has pulled up Canadian ... 01/21/2017 - 8:46 pm | View Link
Canadian home prices all about location As if we needed reminding, the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association — published this week — made it clear that location really matters when it comes to putting a price on a home in Canada. In the five major cities, the price of a ... 01/21/2017 - 8:13 pm | View Link
Here’s how the dysfunction of the home-loan market could be fixed Borrowers cannot depend on mortgage-price quotes. Lenders reset their prices every day, and sometimes more frequently. Until the price is locked, the prices quoted to a borrower are supposed to be those the lender would charge if the borrower had been ... 01/21/2017 - 3:00 pm | View Link
Peninsula home prices rise in 2016 on buyer demand Home prices experienced a decent boost in Newport News and Hampton in 2016, according to the latest sales data. The median sales price of existing homes rose by 6 percent to $169,900 in Newport News and by 4 percent to $149,000 in Hampton from 2015 to 2016 ... 01/21/2017 - 10:56 am | View Link
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By Tina Orem, The Associated Press
Tax preparers do a big chunk of America’s tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the IRS — but if you’re nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated field, you’re not alone.
Here are some tips to help you find a good tax preparer and reduce the risk of expensive errors and exposing your finances.
First, decide if you really need a tax preparer.
By Carole Feldman, The Associated Press
Donald Trump’s acknowledgement last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes.
“I think you pay taxes because it’s the right thing to do,” National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t take tax benefits to which you’re entitled.
“It’s easy to point to some of the provisions that you may feel are in the law that are written to let some people pay zero taxes and ignore that you are getting significant benefits delivered to you through the Internal Revenue code to you, yourself,” she said.
“If you’re an employee, you might be benefiting from employer-provided health insurance or tax-deferred retirement savings,” she said.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Press
The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern “Don’t do that!” from many tax professionals. Yet some business owners decide that it’s cheaper and more convenient than taking out a loan. So those with short-term cash management issues or personal expenditures like college tuition may make a strategic decision to pay the government late.
Trey Taylor’s employee benefits consulting firm was debt-free last year, and he wanted to keep it that way.
In a yard full of cattle with colorful names, Trump Train stood out.
His caretaker, Lee Whyte, wore a hat bearing the bull calf’s name and stood near his pen. “I’ll buy that hat for 50 bucks,” an admirer said to Whyte, who graciously declined. “I’ve had people come up to me trying to buy this all day,” he said.
Trump Train was named shortly after the election because “its got a ring to it, but there’s no affiliation of any sort,” said Matt Lautner, his owner.
By Alex Veiga, The Associated Press
People who favor investing in a way that helps preserve the environment have more options than strictly focusing on companies that offer Earth-friendly products or services.
Companies that make solar energy panels, electric vehicles or household products sourced from sustainable materials may fit the bill, but not necessarily offer attractive returns.
Brown Advisory Funds’ Sustainable Growth Fund (BIAWX) keeps this in mind.
By Bev O’Shea, The Associated Press
The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive.
It’s easy to forget about the entertainment and travel you enjoyed, the food and drink you consumed or the store card you applied for at the cash register.