Have you checked your tax bracket?

Most people by this time of the year probably have a good idea what their 2015 income will total. But if you’ve been wondering what tax bracket you are in, you should look at your 2014 tax return. This will give you a good amount of insight of what you need…

Toxic employees are costing more than you think

Everyone has worked with colleagues who criticize others behind their backs. They make rude remarks about a variety of things that they shouldn’t be discussing, demand extra work from everyone but themselves and generally make the work place not so happy. Besides being toxic, annoying and unpleasant, these behaviors are also extremely costly to…

LinkedIn makes changes

This week, LinkedIn launched a new version of its flagship mobile app. The move came as LinkedIn moves to make professional networking more seamless and intuitive for it’s users. The app will replaced an older version that closely resembled its desktop functionality but got poor feedback from users. This newly…

The jobs report arrives on Friday

Job growth more than likely slowed in November. However most estimate that it was not likely to have been so sluggish to stop the Fed from raising interest rates this December. This Friday’s jobs report is one of the most anticipated employment reports of the whole year. In fact it is…

Yahoo shares spike

Today shares of  Yahoo jumped 5.6 percent in after-hours trading on the back of a Wall Street Journal report that the troubled company’s board was mulling the sale of its core Internet business. It was reported by the WSJ that Yahoo’s board would hold a series of meetings starting this  Wednesday…

The black market of Netflix account use

Most Netflix users know that the service lets multiple people use an account at the same time, and this feature is great when it allows you to use your friends account for free without inconveniencing them. But there is one really big problem with this policy- it has inadvertently created a black…

Consumers spend $2 billion more on Small Business Saturday

It was a great weekend for small businesses this year. Holiday retail seasons have been dominated over the years by big-box retailers but this year it’s small businesses and those that are selling one-of-a-kind goods are in big demand this year. This weekend’s Small Business Saturday attracted its biggest crowds and sales…

Why retailers can’t keep their sites from crashing

It’s so frustrating, you fill your online cart with tons of Cyber Monday deals and head to check out and the site goes down. Worse, you might get to the check out and find out they can’t process your order because of an issue with their payment system. Sometimes, all…

Loan Servicesrs sue Citigroup over billions in mortgage debt losses

Pacific Investment Management Co and other investors have sued Citigroup over the bank’s alleged failure to properly monitor “toxic securities” that backed by more than $13.8 billion of mortgage loans, resulting in a total of $2.3 billion in losses. According to the complaint filed Tuesday in a New York state court…

Barclays given a $109M fine for mishandling super-rich

It was announced that Barclays was hit with a £72 million ($108.5 million) fine on Thursday, with a U.K. regulator making claims that it had worked with “ultra-high-net-worth clients” in a manner that could have helped financial crimes take place. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the U.K. bank, which…