No more paper savings bonds in 2012

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]The U.S. savings bond, lovingly stuffed into Christmas and birthday cards for generations of grandkids, is going digital-only. As of Jan. 1, banks will no longer be able to order the formal-looking instruments that introduced millions...

Are you desperate for tax deductions?

[--- Reading Time: 3 minutes ---]You can’t deduct food as a medical expense, even though you get sick if you don’t eat. And your dogs may be like children to you, but you can’t claim them as exemptions. Knock it off. There’s little you can do...

Forgotten US savings bonds can be pleasant surprise

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Wouldn’t it be nice if we suddenly found enough cash on the sidewalk to pay our expenses or pay off a bill? Chances are, you won’t find enough pennies on the ground, but if you look elsewhere you may find some cash you...