Art Collector Leaves $100,000 In Will To Favorite Waitresses

He was known as the “King of Ming” but Maureen Donohue-Peters knew Robert H. Ellsworth simply as a good customer. The 85 year old Ellsworth, a world renown dealer in Asian art, died last August after a fall. Prior to his death, Ellsworth frequented Donohue’s steakhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side nearly every day for … Read more

Fix The Tax Code Friday: Should We Repeal The Federal Estate Tax?

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to kill the federal estate tax with a vote of 240-179 in favor of H.R. 1105. This week, the bill headed to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future. What is certain is that the federal estate tax is unpopular. It’s consistently ranked at the top of … Read more

Crowdfunding Raises $800,000 For Memories Pizza Parlor: What It Means For Donors & Future Campaigns

Chances are that, prior to this month, you had never heard of Memories Pizza. The pizza parlor, located in the small town of Walkerton, Indiana, about 20 miles southwest of the University of Notre Dame, made national news when its owner, Crystal O’Connor declared during a television interview that the pizza parlor would not cater … Read more

Brady Passes On Super Bowl Prize As Butler Hauls In Truck & Tax Bill

New England Patriots’ cornerback Malcolm Butler might have snagged that Russell Wilson interception that lead to the Patriots’ win at Super Bowl XLIX but quarterback Tom Brady might have made the biggest catch of all: a tax break. Brady was named MVP of Super Bowl XLIX by a media panel and fan vote on, earning … Read more

Fundraising Campaign Ends For ‘Ebola Free’ Nurse, Donors Encouraged To Contribute To Charity

Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, has been declared free of the virus. The fundraising campaign for her has now wrapped and donors are encouraged to put their dollars towards Ebola charities. Exercise care, though: Ebola related scams are on the rise.

Admit It: The Clintons Didn’t Do Any Tax Planning You Wouldn’t Do

The headlines are meant to grab your attention: Wealthy Clintons use trusts to avoid full estate tax they back After touting estate tax, Bill and Hillary Clinton seize on loopholes Bill and Hillary Clinton are dodging ‘death tax’ on their homes despite campaigning to raise it Clintons use loophole to avoid estate tax they helped … Read more

Goldieblox Asks Court To Bless ‘Girls’ Ad After Legal Threats From Beastie Boys

If you’ve found yourself humming along to that catchy song, “Girls” from the Goldieblox ad, you’re not alone: the video of their latest ad has gone viral with over 8 million views. The Beastie Boys, who penned the original version of the song are crying foul. Now, the courts have been asked to weigh in.