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Where Do the Most Tax Cheats Live?

A new study by the National Taxpayer Advocate used confidential IRS data to identify five metropolitan areas where potential tax cheats cluster.

Should New Yorkers Get a Break on Their Federal Income Taxes?

To bring the federal deficit down, taxes must go up on the rich. But "rich" means very different things in different parts of the country. You need not pity the poor Wall Streeter just scraping by on $1 million -- but average New Yorkers really are getting disproportionately slammed by the tax man.

Credit Card Debt Payoff: How She Shed $32,000 in 22 Months

In 2008, when the foreclosure crisis was raging, Simone Griffin spent her days counseling homeowners behind on their mortgage payments, and her nights worrying about the precarious state of her own finances: $32,000 in debt on two credit cards. Then came her "scared straight" moment.

Home Prices Rose in All Major U.S. Cities in May

Home prices rose in May from April in every city tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index, a sign that increasing sales and tight inventories are supporting a modest housing recovery.

Where Do the Most Spoiled Children in the U.S. Live?

Raising children is expensive, and depending on where you live, it can be much more so. We've examined the seven most costly child-rearing cities, and cross-checked them with a livability study to see if parents are really getting what they're paying for.

No Bottom in Sight: Home Prices Set Post-Crisis Lows

Just when it looked like housing prices were bottoming out and now was the time to snap up the best bargains comes news that may make you want to wait. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices show that real estate prices are continuing to descend.

Frugal Nation: Which Cities Are the Most Coupon-Crazy?

Midwestern and Southern shoppers just love their digital coupons. West Coasters -- not so much. Learn what else a survey of U.S. cities' online coupon usage revealed -- and which super-frugal state had three cities in the top 25 list -- and two in the top 10.

What to Make of 'Modern Warfare 3's' Record Sales

At a time when the music industry is Auto-Tuning its own eulogy and Hollywood has all but given up on DVDs, 1.5 million people lined up at midnight events to score copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, proving that even in an era when more of us want our entertainment for free, some things are still considered worth their price.

How to Live Richly on Just $40,000 a Year

Danny Kofke is a special education teacher in Atlanta. Married with two young daughters, Danny recently wrote A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money. The title says it all. Here are his tips:

Lotto Winners Would Keep On Clipping Coupons

Maybe winning Powerball isn't the financial lifeboat it's cracked up to be. A whopping 96% of shoppers would continue to use coupons even if they won the lottery, according to a survey released Monday by the deal publisher Redplum.com.

10 Most Popular U.S. Summer Vacation Cities

When it's time for some R&R in the sun, Americans have a wealth of options. But based on summertime hotel room rentals, which one takes the crown? Orlando with its theme parks? New York with its culture? Washington with it's history? L.A. with its beaches? None of the above. Curious? Read on ...

The 20 Most Frugal U.S. Cities

Known for Coca-Cola, peach trees and Gone With the Wind, Atlanta now holds yet another honor: It is home to some of the most frugal shoppers in the...

The Human Toll of America's New Ghost Towns

Housing prices have seen a remarkable drop over the last few years, but the numbers don't tell the whole story. In a new series, DailyFinance takes a look at neighborhoods in troubled cities across the country, where the lingering foreclosure crisis means empty houses, fearful residents and broken dreams.

A Quaint Town in Georgia Struggles With the Real Estate Crisis

What happens when an award-winning new development goes bust before it's fully built? As part of a series looking at the real estate market in the U.S., DailyFinance takes a look at a town near Atlanta that is still struggling with the effects of the great real estate bust.

America's Best Cities for Telecommuters

With high-speed Internet access becoming ubiquitous, today's telecommuters can live almost anywhere. DailyFinance has gone hunting for the cities that offer the best combination of urban goodies, charm, culture and recreation, at prices that New Yorkers and Angelenos would envy.

Five cheap holiday destinations

Getting away for the winter holidays provides a break from family tradition -- and tension. Who stresses about gifts while taking in a new museum or...

25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010

For the second year in a row, using exclusive data developed by Dr. Andrew Schiller's team at NeighborhoodScout.com, and based on FBI data from all...

American Shingle files for bankruptcy

American Shingle and Siding, Inc., the Atlanta-based roofing company accused of defrauding hundreds of homeowners around the country, has filed for...

The Economic Impact of the 'Katrina Diaspora'

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 100,000 displaced New Orleans residents have yet to return home. What impact have these evacuees had on the local economies of their new homes?

Military Base Closures Take a Big Toll on Local Housing Markets

Unlike the military base closures that occurred in the 1990s, the 20 bases that the government is scheduled to close next year come at a time of great economic uncertainty. Not only will the closures take a toll on already-suffering local economies but it could also send real estate markets in those areas spiraling further downward.