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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 […]
January 28, 2014

Data Breaches Not Changing Consumers' Habits

American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren’t taking steps […]
January 23, 2014

'Tis the (Tax) Season: 8 Ways to Avoid an Audit

Wouldn’t it be nice if the IRS released its secret formula for how it selects individual tax returns for audit? That way, we’d do everything we […]
January 22, 2014

A Change is Gonna Come: New Mortgage Rules for 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) thinks it can stave off a future housing crisis with new regulations. Starting Jan. 10, a bevy of new rules […]