Costco now delivers to your door

GOBankingRates Staff Mar 22nd 2017 3:23PM If you hate going to the grocery store, you’re not alone. Taking lead from retailers like Amazon and Google, Costco is now joining the growing number of grocery stores to team up with delivery services that bring fresh goods right to your door. Grocery delivery services are so popular,…

IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2017

The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? Would you believe that it’s both? Each year, the IRS releases a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams to watch out for…

Avoid these 5 common tax-filing errors

Last year the Internal Revenue Service issued most tax refunds in about three weeks, but many refunds get held up by simple errors. Even though more people are using tax software to file their state and federal income taxes, mistakes still happen, prolonging the pain of a not-very-fun duty. Financial advisors and tax experts say…

Why Didn’t I Learn This in School: The Financed Family

Starting a family is like getting ready for the most awesome, most expensive — and not to mention the longest — celebration of your life. But don’t panic! We’ve got you covered. When you’re expecting, here’s what to expect. The cost of raising a child is not cheap — Not taking college expenses or inflation…

Exxon to invest $20B on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects

By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp, the world’s largest publicly traded oil producer, said on Monday it would invest $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemical and oil refining plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The investments at 11 sites should create 35,000 temporary construction jobs and 12,000 permanent…

Wal-Mart to create 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2017

Jan 17th 2017 9:35AM Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, adding to its near 1.5 million workforce in the country, by opening or remodeling stores and investing in its e-commerce business. The number of jobs being created is consistent with previous years, said Lorenzo…

The most common tax bracket in America

For many Americans, there may not be a more unpleasant five-letter word than “taxes,” and given that it’s January, it’s time for roughly 150 million adults to start thinking about preparing their taxes for the 2016 calendar year. Tax time is generally no fun. According to a recent estimate from the tax authority itself, the…

Why Domino’s Pizza soared 43% in 2016

  What happened Domino’s (NYSE: DPZ) stock gained 43% in 2016, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. ^SPX data by YCharts. The rally contributed to massive growth for long-term shareholders, who have seen their stock double over the past three years and spike by nearly 400% since 2012 — a time during…

Amazon’s new credit card could crush Costco

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has upped its rewards credit card perks, making it an offer on par with Target‘s (NYSE: TGT) REDcard and one that’s perhaps better than Costco‘s (NASDAQ: COST) revamped Anywhere card. The new Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card offers Amazon Prime members 5% back on all Amazon.com purchases as well as 2%…

Report: At least 13 killed in California tour bus crash

Oct 23rd 2016 3:33PM Oct 23 (Reuters) – A tour bus crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer on a Southern California highway before dawn on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 31, an NBC affiliate reported. The bus was traveling west on Interstate 10 when the crash occurred near Palm Springs, a…

More Americans turning to banks for credit

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – The percentage of U.S. households without a bank account fell last year as more families turned to credit sources that have government backing, according to a report released on Thursday. Roughly 93 percent of households held bank accounts for services like saving, checking or credit, according to the Federal Deposit…