Dec 9 (Reuters) – When it comes to changing hotel
reservations, the concept of ‘last-minute’ is about to get a bit
As of Jan. 1, 2015, last-minute will mean by midnight the
night before, or a penalty of one night’s stay at Hilton
Worldwide and Marriott International, which
operate about 8,000 hotels. Previously, many properties offered
free cancellation as late as the evening of the reservation.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – After the flurry of U.S. holiday shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which is aimed to get people to reach into their wallets and contribute to charities.
The idea is catching on, with online donations for the day projected to surpass $40 million this year, up from $32 million in 2013, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Oct 31 (Reuters) – Many charities are immersed in the fight
to control the Ebola epidemic, but so far the donors have not
come forward en masse – although scams already are emerging.
For those ready to dig into their pockets, here are four
tips to make an impact with your gift.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – More than 40 million Americans earn money while driving around in their cars, making them eligible for a valuable business mileage deduction from the Internal Revenue Service.
At 56 cents a mile, less than two business miles equals a dollar. So for someone driving 25,000 business miles a year, $14,000 in deductions is at stake.