Here’s how to file your federal taxes for free with IRS Free File

Here’s how to file your federal taxes for free with IRS Free File

AsiaVision | E+ | Getty Images Most Americans can file their taxes for free, but many don’t take this opportunity. About 70% of taxpayers are eligible to use IRS Free File, but only 2% used it during the 2022 filing season, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report to Congress. A public-private partnership between … Read more

Bank of England hikes rates by 50bps and now sees a ‘much shallower’ recession than expected

Bank of England hikes rates by 50bps and now sees a ‘much shallower’ recession than expected

A walkway near the Bank of England (BOE) in the City of London, UK, on ​​Thursday March 18, 2021. Hollie Adams | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — The Bank of England raised interest rates by 50 basis points on Thursday and recalled some of its previous bleak economic forecasts. The Monetary Policy Committee voted … Read more

Potential ban on U.S. investment in Chinese tech could hurt these sectors

The Biden administration has said the United States is competing with China and limiting the ability of American companies to sell high-end chip technologies to China. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — A ban on U.S. investment in Chinese tech could increase market volatility — but some sectors could escape untouched, Bank of … Read more

How to Get Away from the Cruise Ship Crowds

Canadian Tammy Cecco was not a fan of cruising. “The idea of ​​being on a boat with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more