The U.S. Treasury Department reported that a taxpayer just sent the government a check for $2.2 million to help reduce the national debt. The national debt is now at around $19 trillion and rising.
With the S&P 500 trading at just about the same level as it was a year ago, 2015 has turned out to be a very tough year for investors.
Dear Ms. Lank: My parents gave me a property in the 1980s. I paid $100 a month to help them out, took care of them till they died and made improvements on the property. I have a chance to sell now and wonder what I am facing in taxes and closing costs. I am doing this without any real-estate help. -- J.