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April 15, 2015

Tax Day: 5 Things You Should Know

Today is April 15th – so what does that mean?  If you guessed Titanic Remembrance Day, National Library Workers Day, National Rubber Eraser Day, and National […]
April 7, 2015

Banks and Some Retailers Differ on EMV Migration

As of October 15, major credit card networks expect banks and retailers to adopt new technology known as EMV as a way to minimize theft of […]
March 27, 2015

Foreclosure Activity on Path towards Normalcy by Year-End

Foreclosure activity in February fell to its lowest level in 9 years even though lenders repossessed more assets, according to data from RealtyTrac.  Foreclosure filings – […]
March 19, 2015

Credit Bureaus Will Offer Relief for Medial Debt

Big changes are coming for your credit report – eventually.  The 3 major credit reporting bureaus,Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, have agreed to make several significant changes over how […]
March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 12, 2015

2014 Tax Prep Cheat Sheet

It’s been about 2 months into tax season and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that over 40 million tax refunds worth $125 billion have […]
March 5, 2015

ID Theft Is Down Despite Data Breaches

Despite a series of large-scale data breaches over the past two years, identity theft fell for the second consecutive year in a row in the U.S., […]
February 19, 2015

Americans Borrowing More, Delinquencies Climb

Household debt – including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and student loans – rose $117 billion from October to December to $11.8 trillion, according to the […]
February 11, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: 2015 Tax Scams

Aggressive phone calls top the Internal Revenue Service’s list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams in 2015. The government is warning taxpayers to be aware — the […]