By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 16, 2018 at 7:35 am | UPDATED: May 16, 2018 at 7:36 am Whether Thomas Markle was motivated by money or by fear in collaborating in a controversial paparazzi photo shoot, his 2016 bankruptcy filing presents him as a retiree getting by on a meager $4,200 a month, The Blast is reporting. The 73-year-old former Hollywood lighting director, whose scheduled heart surgery Wednesday will keep him from attending Saturday’s royal wedding in the U.K., collects $1,500 per month from a retirement account and another $2,700 in social security, The Blast said. His earnings would put him below the median income in the United States of $59,000. That income also is far below that of his TV actress daughter Meghan Markle, and light years away from the net worth of the family she is marrying into. Meghan’s net worth going into her marriage is estimated to be around $5 million, after earning an annual … [Read more...] about Did Thomas Markle’s meager social security income drive his cooperation with paparazzi?
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By Emily Flitter and Jack Nicas, New York Times Published 2:51 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: JOHN TAGGART /NYT Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 An Apple store in Short Hills, N.J., April 12, 2017. As part of its consumer finance push, Goldman Sachs is teaming up with Apple to develop a new credit card that would bear the Apple Pay brand. An Apple store in Short Hills, N.J., April 12, 2017. As part of its consumer finance push, Goldman Sachs is teaming up with Apple to develop a new credit card that would bear the Apple Pay brand. Photo: JOHN TAGGART /NYT Goldman Sachs and Apple plan to offer a new credit card 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One company has a devoted customer base teeming with wealthy, well-traveled young adults. The other is a financial powerhouse with few offerings for everyday consumers. Now they are … [Read more...] about Goldman Sachs and Apple plan to offer a new credit card
It is hard to beat the convenience of a credit card for purchases, but does that same convenience make it worth paying your taxes by credit card? It might, but that depends on several factors involving money and time. "Your credit card is usually a high-interest option, but it is an option," opines Betterment head of tax Eric Bronnenkant. Before deciding whether to put your tax bill on plastic, consider the following: Fees – By law, the IRS cannot pay credit card transaction fees. As a result, credit card payments to the IRS are handled through secure third parties approved by the agency. See the IRS website for a list of the approved payment processors and their fees. What to Do When You Owe Taxes But Can't Pay the Bill Credit card fees are percentage-based with a minimum "convenience fee" for smaller bills ranging from $2.50 to $2.69. Percentages range from 1.87 percent to 2.00 percent of the total tax bill depending on the vendor and the type of card … [Read more...] about Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?
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By Theresa Walker | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 30, 2018 at 8:02 am | UPDATED: April 3, 2018 at 7:10 am For seven years, Yeweinishet “Weini” Mesfin lived out of her Honda Civic. A night janitor at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Mesfin decided not to tell family and coworkers that she was homeless, outside of one or two people. When she died, barely a week after her birthday, she was alone in that same car — a 61-year-old woman, worn out, suffering from heart problems. A victim of her own secrecy, nobody in her life could be there to help her. Relatives and friends began a frantic search when she failed to show up at work on Nov. 29, 2016, or get in contact. Because they had no clue where to look, it took 20 days to discover Mesfin, dressed in exercise clothes and clutching her keys, in the driver’s seat of her dark green 1999 sedan parked at the gym where she showered. Her decomposing body remained undetected until a strong … [Read more...] about The homeless Disney worker who died alone in her car became the face of a public debate, but all she wanted was privacy