Don’t Try This At Home: Avoid These 10 Money Missteps That Landed Reality TV Stars In Trouble

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice made headlines again this month when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a $551,563 tax lien against the couple. The Giudices are not strangers to tax troubles: after Teresa is released from prison later this year, Joe is slated to serve time. Both took a … Read more

‘Real Housewives’ Stars Joe & Teresa Giudice Hit With Federal Tax Lien

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Joe and Teresa Giudice managed to avoid foreclosure on their 10,000-square-foot Towaco mansion when the couple finally caught up on a slew of missed mortgage payments. They haven’t, however, settled up yet with Uncle Sam. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has filed a $551,563 tax lien … Read more

Bindi Irwin Dancing Through Legal Maneuvers To Get Paid After Court Requires Proof Her Dad Died

Australian-born Bindi Irwin has danced her way into the hearts of American television audiences with her star turn on season 21 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” (DWTS). Tonight, she’ll dance with pro Derek Hough alongside just five other couples (Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold; Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas; Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson; … Read more

Halloween Spending To Top $6Halloween Spending To Top $6.9 Billion In 2015, Filling Sales Tax Coffers

From pumpkins to costumes to candy, Americans are expected to spend up to $6.9 billion on Halloween sales in 2015. According to the National Retail Federation, 157 million Americans will scare up an average of $74 per person in Halloween holiday spending. You know, of course, that I’m one of those folks who goes crazy … Read more

‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Accused Of Hiding Income, Indicted On Fraud Charges

Move over, Real Housewives, there’s a new bankruptcy scandal in reality TV town. Abby Lee Miller, the star of the reality TV show “Dance Moms” has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of bankruptcy assets, and false bankruptcy declarations. If those allegations sound familiar, they … Read more

Profiting From Star Wars, Michael Jackson & Taylor Swift Memorabilia: There’s A Tax On That

Want to own a piece of movie history?  You may get your chance when Profiles In History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, bangs the gavel on the highly anticipated Hollywood Auction beginning September 29. The auction, which will run through October 1, 2015, features a number of items straight off of the silver … Read more

Rand Paul Takes Aim At The Tax Code, Literally, With An AR-15

Nobody, it seems, is a fan of the current Internal Revenue Code. Yesterday, however, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took to a California gun range to literally blow away our current tax system. Sen. Paul shot about 10 shots into boxes holding the approximately 80,000 page long Tax Code using a modified AR-15. Calling it … Read more

Snoop Dogg Has Money On His Mind After Being Stopped With Lots Of Cash In The Airport

Last week, Italian police stopped rapper Snoop Dogg and found $422,000 (€385,071.64) in his luggage (Louis Vuitton, of course) just as he was about to board a plane. Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, had not declared the cash and that’s against the rules. In the European Union, the maximum amount of cash that … Read more

Hot Diggity! Considering The ‘Hot Dog Tax’ On National Hot Dog Day

Mustard or ketchup? These are the kinds of pressing questions the nation faces today because it’s National Hot Dog Day. I know what you’re thinking: who knew hot dogs had their own day? They do. They have their own month, too: National Hot Dog Day is part of National Hot Dog Month (I kid you … Read more