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March 5, 2014

What Will You Do With Your Tax Refund?

Filing your taxes early provides a lot of advantages: It reduces the stress that comes with last-minute filing, can prevent tax return fraud (you get to […]
March 3, 2014

5 Strange Signs that the Economy is Improving

The recession that ran from 2007 to 2009 seemed to be good for family cohesion: The divorce rate hit a 40-year low, grown kids moved back […]
February 24, 2014

Time is Ticking … 50 Days 'Til Tax Day!

You’ve worked hard all day, and you can’t wait to enjoy a nice dinner at home with your family. Maybe you’ll even take a quick jog […]
February 20, 2014

How Does Tax Software Stack Up?

In case you haven’t heard, tax season is here!  While some of us joyfully hand our tax files over to an accountant, many of us prefer […]
February 19, 2014

10 IRS Audit Red Flags

Do you ever wonder how the IRS chooses which taxpayers it wants to audit? While the IRS audits only about 1% of all individual tax returns […]
February 6, 2014

13.1 Million Americans Hit By Identity Theft in 2013

Identity theft is on the rise again, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. The firm, which does an annual survey of identity theft victims, estimates that […]
February 5, 2014

Safer to Swipe? Debit vs. Credit Cards

Not all plastic is the same when it comes to safeguarding consumers. Both debit and credit cards offer solid protection to account holders. But credit cards […]
January 30, 2014

'MyRA' Retirement Plan Unveiled

Financial planners all say: The sooner you start saving, the better off you’ll be in retirement.  But that advice often goes unheeded by young workers focused […]
January 29, 2014

Beware of $9.84 Charges on your Credit/Debit Card

Be on the lookout for a recent $9.84 charge on your debit or credit card. It might be part of a massive, worldwide scam. Thieves are […]