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  • Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?

    Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?

    Saturday, July 14 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-07-14 08:08:31 GMT
    You've probably moved at least once in your life and had to fill out the Change of Address form at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS makes it easy to change your address or temporarily forward mail to a...>>
    You've probably moved at least once in your life and had to fill out the Change of Address form at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS makes it easy to change your address or temporarily forward mail to a different...>>
  • 2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score

    2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score

    Friday, July 13 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-14 02:08:22 GMT
    Do you look at your credit score as a mysterious number that rises and falls for no good reason? Do you look at your credit score as an asset to be managed? Do you look at your credit score at all? The annual...>>
    Do you look at your credit score as a mysterious number that rises and falls for no good reason? Do you look at your credit score as an asset to be managed? Do you look at your credit score at all? The annual credit score...>>
  • Americans' financial regrets

    Americans' financial regrets

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-07-13 13:04:14 GMT
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    Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret

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    Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret

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  • Credit Card Hardship Programs 101

    Credit Card Hardship Programs 101

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-07-13 08:08:39 GMT
    You are at your wit's end. You were already in debt and struggling to make ends meet. Bills were piling up. Now you have suffered a large financial setback that threatens to push you over the edge. How can you...>>
    You are at your wit's end. You were already in debt and struggling to make ends meet. Bills were piling up. Now you have suffered a large financial setback that threatens to push you over the edge. How can you possibly...>>
  • 20 Best & Worst Cities To Live In When You're In Debt

    20 Best & Worst Cities To Live In When You're In Debt

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-07-13 08:08:37 GMT
    If you're deep in debt and struggling to climb out of it, life can be difficult regardless of where you live. However, your location can either make your situation more tolerable or increase your misery. ...>>
    If you're deep in debt and struggling to climb out of it, life can be difficult regardless of where you live. However, your location can either make your situation more tolerable or increase your misery. Student Loan...>>
  • 7 Taxes Retirees Must Consider

    7 Taxes Retirees Must Consider

    Thursday, July 12 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-13 02:08:31 GMT
    Retirement has finally arrived. You're ready to start drawing on your retirement income sources. Enjoy this new phase of your life. Unfortunately, you haven't been able to retire from taxes – and your...>>
    Retirement has finally arrived. You're ready to start drawing on your retirement income sources. Enjoy this new phase of your life. Unfortunately, you haven't been able to retire from taxes – and your taxes will...>>
  • Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

    Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

    Thursday, July 12 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-12 12:26:54 GMT
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    "Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage

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    "Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage

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  • Which States Have The Highest Credit Scores?

    Which States Have The Highest Credit Scores?

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-12 02:08:03 GMT
    How does your credit score stack up against other consumers in your state? According to Experian, the average national VantageScore credit score value for 2017 was 675 – which would put you well above average in...>>
    How does your credit score stack up against other consumers in your state? According to Experian, the average national VantageScore credit score value for 2017 was 675 – which would put you well above average in Mississippi,...>>
  • 7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

    7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-11 12:26:33 GMT
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    Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?

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    Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?

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  • Americans Still Not Saving... But Don't Care!

    Americans Still Not Saving... But Don't Care!

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:07 AM EDT2018-07-11 08:07:45 GMT
    Do you have enough cash to handle an unexpected emergency expense? According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, a significant number of Americans don't have an emergency savings fund – and don't see the...>>
    Do you have enough cash to handle an unexpected emergency expense? According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, a significant number of Americans don't have an emergency savings fund – and don't see the lack of one...>>
  • How To Turn Low Unemployment Into A Raise

    How To Turn Low Unemployment Into A Raise

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 10:07 PM EDT2018-07-11 02:07:39 GMT
    How Low Can It Go? According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers. Unemployment in America hit a historically low 3.8% in May...>>
    How Low Can It Go? According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers. Unemployment in America hit a historically low 3.8% in May 2018. Aside...>>
  • Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

    Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-07-10 12:27:10 GMT
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    Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.

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    Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.

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  • Get Cash Back On Your Debit Cards!

    Get Cash Back On Your Debit Cards!

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:07 AM EDT2018-07-10 08:07:21 GMT
    Prefer using debit cards over credit cards, but miss earning rewards? Some debit cards offer cash-back rewards – either as a straight points-based redemption program or as a perks-based program directed at...>>
    Prefer using debit cards over credit cards, but miss earning rewards? Some debit cards offer cash-back rewards – either as a straight points-based redemption program or as a perks-based program directed at purchases with...>>
  • 1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

    1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-07-09 12:24:08 GMT
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    Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by finder.com, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.

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    Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by finder.com, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.

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  • Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

    Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

    Friday, July 6 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-07-06 12:24:40 GMT
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    Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal

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    Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal

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  • American Home Sellers By The Numbers (Infographic)

    American Home Sellers By The Numbers (Infographic)

    Friday, July 6 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-07-06 08:05:46 GMT
    Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Check out our infographic above to discover the most popular marketing methods that other U.S. home sellers are using. Learn about incentives you could offer...>>
    Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Check out our infographic above to discover the most popular marketing methods that other U.S. home sellers are using. Learn about incentives you could offer to...>>
  • Summer jobs and income taxes

    Summer jobs and income taxes

    Thursday, July 5 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-07-05 13:29:05 GMT
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    Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined

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    Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined

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  • Need Down Payment Help? Consider Shared Equity

    Need Down Payment Help? Consider Shared Equity

    Wednesday, July 4 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-07-05 02:05:18 GMT
    You want to buy a home and have the income to support a decent monthly payment – but you can't save up enough money for a significant down payment. With home prices and interest rates rising, you're afraid...>>
    You want to buy a home and have the income to support a decent monthly payment – but you can't save up enough money for a significant down payment. With home prices and interest rates rising, you're afraid that...>>
  • Data Breaches Continue – Protect Yourself

    Data Breaches Continue – Protect Yourself

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-07-04 02:04:54 GMT
    Another Day, Another Breach Have we reached the point where Americans react to data breaches with a yawn? Given the constant stream of new attacks and the staggering number of accounts involved, that's an...>>
    Another Day, Another Breach Have we reached the point where Americans react to data breaches with a yawn? Given the constant stream of new attacks and the staggering number of accounts involved, that's an understandable...>>
  • Shimmers: the new credit card skimmers

    Shimmers: the new credit card skimmers

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-03 11:53:56 GMT
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    Thieves have found a new way to exploit chip-enabled cards through credit card shimming instead of skimming

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    Thieves have found a new way to exploit chip-enabled cards through credit card shimming instead of skimming

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  • Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid

    Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-07-03 11:52:00 GMT
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    Here's what happens when you start missing credit card payments

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    Here's what happens when you start missing credit card payments

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  • Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

    Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

    Monday, July 2 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-02 11:25:54 GMT
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    A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways

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    A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways

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  • Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should

    Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should

    Friday, June 29 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-06-29 12:04:03 GMT
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    Do you have a financial plan? A real, written plan with goals, targets, and timelines, not just "I plan to stay out of debt this year"? If you have no such plan, you have plenty of company

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    Do you have a financial plan? A real, written plan with goals, targets, and timelines, not just "I plan to stay out of debt this year"? If you have no such plan, you have plenty of company

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  • American Homebuyers By The Numbers (Infographic)

    American Homebuyers By The Numbers (Infographic)

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-06-29 08:03:00 GMT
    Who is buying homes in the US? Discover who these homebuyers are in our exclusive infographic above. Lenders compare mortgage applications across several factors, including the credit scores of hopeful homebuyers....>>
    Who is buying homes in the US? Discover who these homebuyers are in our exclusive infographic above. Lenders compare mortgage applications across several factors, including the credit scores of hopeful homebuyers. You can...>>
  • More taxes on online purchases

    More taxes on online purchases

    Thursday, June 28 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-06-28 12:04:17 GMT
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    Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases

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    Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases

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  • Not Paying Credit Cards – A Timeline to Avoid (Part 2)

    Not Paying Credit Cards – A Timeline to Avoid (Part 2)

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-06-27 08:01:35 GMT
    By Sandra Parsons In a recent article, we described the implications of being less than three months late with your credit card payment. While late fees, increased interest rates, and a knock to your credit score...>>
    By Sandra Parsons In a recent article, we described the implications of being less than three months late with your credit card payment. While late fees, increased interest rates, and a knock to your credit score are bad...>>
  • Your low credit score could cost you $21,000

    Your low credit score could cost you $21,000

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-06-26 12:16:00 GMT
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    How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow reveals some shocking information

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    How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow reveals some shocking information

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  • Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds

    Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds

    Monday, June 25 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-06-25 12:09:13 GMT
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    Does your IRA or 401(k) contain mostly actively managed funds or index funds? Do you know the difference between those two funds? Do you even know what's in your IRA or 401(k) at all?

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    Does your IRA or 401(k) contain mostly actively managed funds or index funds? Do you know the difference between those two funds? Do you even know what's in your IRA or 401(k) at all?

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  • Seniors and affordable transportation

    Seniors and affordable transportation

    Friday, June 22 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-06-22 13:29:20 GMT
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    Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

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    Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

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  • How We Paid For Our Homes (Infographic)

    How We Paid For Our Homes (Infographic)

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-06-22 08:14:51 GMT
    How badly do you want to own a home? What would you be willing to give up to achieve the American dream? Discover what sacrifices recent homebuyers made to purchase their homes, and whether they see the acquisition...>>
    How badly do you want to own a home? What would you be willing to give up to achieve the American dream? Discover what sacrifices recent homebuyers made to purchase their homes, and whether they see the acquisition as a...>>
  • 1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18

    1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:14:45 GMT
    It's hard for young Americans to leave the security of their childhood home and find their way in the real world. It's even harder when identity thieves have stolen their identity and ruined their credit...>>
    It's hard for young Americans to leave the security of their childhood home and find their way in the real world. It's even harder when identity thieves have stolen their identity and ruined their credit before they...>>
  • Most of us don't know our credit card APR

    Most of us don't know our credit card APR

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:45:11 GMT
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    Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from CreditCards.com suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is

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    Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from CreditCards.com suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is

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  • First-time homebuyers setting records

    First-time homebuyers setting records

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:10:26 GMT
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    Prospective first-time homebuyers are facing stiff challenges as they enter today's housing market – including finding an affordable home

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    Prospective first-time homebuyers are facing stiff challenges as they enter today's housing market – including finding an affordable home

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  • Why check your credit report and credit score? Why wouldn't you?

    Why check your credit report and credit score? Why wouldn't you?

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:18:44 GMT
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    Your credit report and credit score act as warning signs for your financial health. Ignore them at your own risk.

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    Your credit report and credit score act as warning signs for your financial health. Ignore them at your own risk.

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  • 5 ways to have your student loans forgiven

    5 ways to have your student loans forgiven

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:03:15 GMT
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    Does your student loan situation look hopeless? Don't give up hope yet.

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    Does your student loan situation look hopeless? Don't give up hope yet.

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  • Income share agreements

    Income share agreements

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:10:16 GMT
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    While the job market has improved for recent graduates, many are struggling with excessive debt

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    While the job market has improved for recent graduates, many are struggling with excessive debt

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  • How We Made Our Down Payments (Infographic)

    How We Made Our Down Payments (Infographic)

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:11:56 GMT
    You may not need to make a down payment of 20% but putting together the down payment is still one of the most challenging steps in buying a home. Check out our infographic above to see what obstacles other recent...>>
    You may not need to make a down payment of 20% but putting together the down payment is still one of the most challenging steps in buying a home. Check out our infographic above to see what obstacles other recent homebuyers...>>
  • Employers Offer to Help Pay Student Loans

    Employers Offer to Help Pay Student Loans

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:11:50 GMT
    It's not uncommon for companies to help with tuition payments for their employees who are continuing their education, especially if they are working toward a professional degree that will help them in their job...>>
    It's not uncommon for companies to help with tuition payments for their employees who are continuing their education, especially if they are working toward a professional degree that will help them in their job or with...>>
  • Home prices outpace pay increases

    Home prices outpace pay increases

    Thursday, June 14 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-06-14 11:37:19 GMT
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    Affordable housing? What affordable housing?

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    Affordable housing? What affordable housing?

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  • Best buys for Father's Day

    Best buys for Father's Day

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 8:27 AM EDT2018-06-13 12:27:38 GMT
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    Father's Day is coming up on June 17th. What can you get Dad to celebrate his special day without loading up the credit cards?

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    Father's Day is coming up on June 17th. What can you get Dad to celebrate his special day without loading up the credit cards?

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  • Is Trump Making It Easier To Get Out From Student Loan Debt?

    Is Trump Making It Easier To Get Out From Student Loan Debt?

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 4:11 AM EDT2018-06-13 08:11:03 GMT
    According to the G.19 Consumer Credit Report recently released by the Federal Reserve, America's total student loan debt has topped $1.5 billion – and we are having trouble paying off that debt. At of the end...>>
    According to the G.19 Consumer Credit Report recently released by the Federal Reserve, America's total student loan debt has topped $1.5 billion – and we are having trouble paying off that debt. At of the end of 2017, a...>>
  • 4 out of 5 young borrowers blame student loan debt for not owning a home

    4 out of 5 young borrowers blame student loan debt for not owning a home

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-06-12 14:00:49 GMT
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    A student loan can be your best friend or your worst nightmare

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    A student loan can be your best friend or your worst nightmare

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  • Top 5 Student Debt Warnings

    Top 5 Student Debt Warnings

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-06-12 08:10:37 GMT
    As a nation, America's student debt load is reaching crisis proportions. The New York Federal Reserve puts the total student loan debt at over $1.52 trillion, with the delinquency rate over 11%. Is your...>>
    As a nation, America's student debt load is reaching crisis proportions. The New York Federal Reserve puts the total student loan debt at over $1.52 trillion, with the delinquency rate over 11%. Is your personal...>>
  • Your unpaid student loan could cost you your tax refund

    Your unpaid student loan could cost you your tax refund

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-06-11 12:00:14 GMT
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    If you've lost a tax refund to an offset, you aren't alone

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    If you've lost a tax refund to an offset, you aren't alone

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  • Student loan interest rates rise

    Student loan interest rates rise

    Friday, June 8 2018 7:40 AM EDT2018-06-08 11:40:41 GMT
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    Are you planning to take out student loans soon? Be prepared to pay more for the privilege

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    Are you planning to take out student loans soon? Be prepared to pay more for the privilege

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  • How We Chose Our Homes (Infographic)

    How We Chose Our Homes (Infographic)

    Friday, June 8 2018 4:09 AM EDT2018-06-08 08:09:29 GMT
    Is your home bigger than average? What made you fall in love with your home? This infographic in our Keys to Homeownership series explores the factors that American homebuyers considered when choosing their homes....>>
    Is your home bigger than average? What made you fall in love with your home? This infographic in our Keys to Homeownership series explores the factors that American homebuyers considered when choosing their homes. If...>>
  • Jumbo Student Loans Increasing

    Jumbo Student Loans Increasing

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-06-08 02:09:24 GMT
    "Jumbo shrimp" sounds contradictory but can be quite enjoyable. "Jumbo debt"? Not so much, especially for students. There's nothing inherently wrong with large student loans, and historically the default rate...>>
    "Jumbo shrimp" sounds contradictory but can be quite enjoyable. "Jumbo debt"? Not so much, especially for students. There's nothing inherently wrong with large student loans, and historically the default rate has been...>>
  • 5 worst mistakes of online borrowing

    5 worst mistakes of online borrowing

    Thursday, June 7 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-07 12:10:43 GMT
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    Although countless Americans have been helped by the ability to borrow money without leaving home, others have hurt themselves by being ill prepared for the process.

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    Although countless Americans have been helped by the ability to borrow money without leaving home, others have hurt themselves by being ill prepared for the process.

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  • The Geography Of Student Loan Debt

    The Geography Of Student Loan Debt

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-06-07 02:09:05 GMT
    America's outstanding student loan debt reached $1.52 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, according to information from the New York Fed. Have you ever wondered whether a significant amount of that debt is...>>
    America's outstanding student loan debt reached $1.52 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, according to information from the New York Fed. Have you ever wondered whether a significant amount of that debt is located in...>>
  • How much do you know about retirement?

    How much do you know about retirement?

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-06-06 12:21:39 GMT
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    It takes solid planning and fiscal discipline during your working years to enjoy a financially comfortable retirement. But how can you properly plan if you don't really understand how to manage your money?

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    It takes solid planning and fiscal discipline during your working years to enjoy a financially comfortable retirement. But how can you properly plan if you don't really understand how to manage your money?

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  • Free credit freezes and more credit changes you need to know

    Free credit freezes and more credit changes you need to know

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-06-05 12:30:11 GMT
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    Could President Trump's newest law be damaging to your credit?

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    Could President Trump's newest law be damaging to your credit?

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  • Current State Of Student Loan Debt

    Current State Of Student Loan Debt

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-06-05 08:08:29 GMT
    America has reached a new economic milestone – or maybe a millstone – of $1.52 trillion. Which of the following does this number represent? 1. The latest contract for a professional athlete 2. Your current credit...>>
    America has reached a new economic milestone – or maybe a millstone – of $1.52 trillion. Which of the following does this number represent? 1. The latest contract for a professional athlete 2. Your current credit card...>>
  • 3 tips before applying for a rewards credit card

    3 tips before applying for a rewards credit card

    Friday, June 1 2018 8:14 AM EDT2018-06-01 12:14:16 GMT
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    Unless you are just starting out and have no credit history, or are attempting to rebuild poor credit, you should be able to qualify for a rewards credit card

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    Unless you are just starting out and have no credit history, or are attempting to rebuild poor credit, you should be able to qualify for a rewards credit card

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  • How We Searched For Our Homes (Infographic)

    How We Searched For Our Homes (Infographic)

    Friday, June 1 2018 4:07 AM EDT2018-06-01 08:07:02 GMT
    Buying a home will probably be the most expensive item you ever purchase… until you buy the next one! MoneyTips is happy to help you get free mortgage and refinance quotes from top lenders. Finding the right home...>>
    Buying a home will probably be the most expensive item you ever purchase… until you buy the next one! MoneyTips is happy to help you get free mortgage and refinance quotes from top lenders. Finding the right home at the...>>
  • Why aren't 529 plans more popular?

    Why aren't 529 plans more popular?

    Thursday, May 31 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-05-31 13:34:28 GMT
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    How do you plan to fund your children's education?

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    How do you plan to fund your children's education?

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  • Americans' biggest money mistakes

    Americans' biggest money mistakes

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-05-30 13:49:54 GMT
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    You've made some life decisions that you've regretted, and some of those decisions surely involve money. What sort of money mistakes have you made?

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    You've made some life decisions that you've regretted, and some of those decisions surely involve money. What sort of money mistakes have you made?

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  • Nearly 1 In 2 Say They've Never Been Taught "Credit Cards"

    Nearly 1 In 2 Say They've Never Been Taught "Credit Cards"

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 4:06 AM EDT2018-05-30 08:06:14 GMT
    Where did you learn how to handle credit cards? According to a new survey conducted by the website CreditCardsExplained.com, there's almost a 50% chance that you're self-taught. The survey of 2,500...>>
    Where did you learn how to handle credit cards? According to a new survey conducted by the website CreditCardsExplained.com, there's almost a 50% chance that you're self-taught. The survey of 2,500 respondents...>>
  • 7 questions to ask before refinancing your student loan

    7 questions to ask before refinancing your student loan

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-05-29 12:19:00 GMT
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    Are you having difficulties paying off your student loan debt? If you don't qualify for other methods of help, refinancing your student loan might be a suitable option

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    Are you having difficulties paying off your student loan debt? If you don't qualify for other methods of help, refinancing your student loan might be a suitable option

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  • 10 Worst States To Live In With A Bad Credit Score

    10 Worst States To Live In With A Bad Credit Score

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-26 08:04:38 GMT
    What's worse than a bad credit score? Having bad credit and living in a state where bad credit makes life even more difficult. RewardExpert, a rewards optimization site, compared factors such as cost of...>>
    What's worse than a bad credit score? Having bad credit and living in a state where bad credit makes life even more difficult. RewardExpert, a rewards optimization site, compared factors such as cost of living, usury...>>
  • How the tax cut bill is raising your state taxes

    How the tax cut bill is raising your state taxes

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:59:13 GMT
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    Because state taxes are often linked to the federal tax code in different ways, changes in the federal tax law have ripple effects that are felt throughout the states

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    Because state taxes are often linked to the federal tax code in different ways, changes in the federal tax law have ripple effects that are felt throughout the states

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  • 3 of 4 workers concerned about social security

    3 of 4 workers concerned about social security

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:57:33 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/NikadaiStockphoto.com/Nikada

    Are you counting on Social Security for most of your retirement funds – and if so, how comfortable are you that the funds will be there at retirement?

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    Are you counting on Social Security for most of your retirement funds – and if so, how comfortable are you that the funds will be there at retirement?

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  • 10 Best States To Live In With A Bad Credit Score

    10 Best States To Live In With A Bad Credit Score

    Friday, May 25 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-25 08:04:11 GMT
    It's no fun having a bad credit score. You pay higher interest rates for your credit – if you can get credit at all. You have little room for financial error. A small, unexpected bill can cause big problems. ...>>
    It's no fun having a bad credit score. You pay higher interest rates for your credit – if you can get credit at all. You have little room for financial error. A small, unexpected bill can cause big problems. At least...>>
  • 18 Findings On Women And Retirement

    18 Findings On Women And Retirement

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:04:03 GMT
    How's your retirement plan holding up? If you are a woman, you're probably having more difficulty with retirement plans than your male counterparts. Despite advances, women still face lower average...>>
    How's your retirement plan holding up? If you are a woman, you're probably having more difficulty with retirement plans than your male counterparts. Despite advances, women still face lower average salaries – 82% of...>>
  • More homebuyers stretching to buy

    More homebuyers stretching to buy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:36:43 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/FatCameraiStockphoto.com/FatCamera

    Desperate homeowners are stretching their finances to buy a home, and lenders and mortgage backers are increasingly willing to accommodate them

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    Desperate homeowners are stretching their finances to buy a home, and lenders and mortgage backers are increasingly willing to accommodate them

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  • Millions of Americans using outdated credit cards

    Millions of Americans using outdated credit cards

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-05-23 12:30:44 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/Stefan_RedeliStockphoto.com/Stefan_Redel

    If you haven't changed cards in ten years or more, you're likely missing out on deals that can save money and prop up your budget.

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    If you haven't changed cards in ten years or more, you're likely missing out on deals that can save money and prop up your budget.

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  • Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hit A Seven-Year High

    Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hit A Seven-Year High

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:10:29 GMT
    It Will Cost You More to Buy A Home The housing market topped a new threshold over the past week. Buoyed by a strong economy and a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, thirty-year fixed...>>
    It Will Cost You More to Buy A Home The housing market topped a new threshold over the past week. Buoyed by a strong economy and a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, thirty-year fixed mortgage interest...>>
  • How to negotiate a summer vacation rental

    How to negotiate a summer vacation rental

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:33:20 GMT

    Just because travel agents and middlemen are being squeezed out does not mean that you are getting the best deal possible.

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    Just because travel agents and middlemen are being squeezed out does not mean that you are getting the best deal possible.

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  • Higher Credit Scores Needed For Home Purchase

    Higher Credit Scores Needed For Home Purchase

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:10:10 GMT
    Welcome to the 2018 home-buying market. Rising demand and an extremely tight supply of homes, especially in the critical starter-home market, make it difficult to realize your goal of home ownership. In this...>>
    Welcome to the 2018 home-buying market. Rising demand and an extremely tight supply of homes, especially in the critical starter-home market, make it difficult to realize your goal of home ownership. In this buyer's...>>
  • More Than Half Of Retirees Would Return To Work Under The Right Conditions

    More Than Half Of Retirees Would Return To Work Under The Right Conditions

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:10:01 GMT
    Are you planning to work in retirement? If so, is it because you need money? The recent American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS) from the Rand Corporation think tank suggests another reason – you want to be there....>>
    Are you planning to work in retirement? If so, is it because you need money? The recent American Working Conditions Survey (AWCS) from the Rand Corporation think tank suggests another reason – you want to be there. A Rand...>>
  • New Tax Laws Should Lower Your Audit Odds

    New Tax Laws Should Lower Your Audit Odds

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-19 02:08:39 GMT
    The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents one of the biggest changes to the tax code in many years. Will the Internal Revenue Service be up to the challenge of enforcing these changes? For the last five...>>
    The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents one of the biggest changes to the tax code in many years. Will the Internal Revenue Service be up to the challenge of enforcing these changes? For the last five years, the...>>
  • 6 tips to improve your home purchase offer

    6 tips to improve your home purchase offer

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-05-18 12:23:46 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/KuzmaiStockphoto.com/Kuzma

    Are you looking to buy a home in the current seller's market? We'd wish you good luck, but making a standout offer on a home requires more preparation than luck.

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    Are you looking to buy a home in the current seller's market? We'd wish you good luck, but making a standout offer on a home requires more preparation than luck.

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  • Who Lives At Home?

    Who Lives At Home?

    Friday, May 18 2018 4:08 AM EDT2018-05-18 08:08:17 GMT
    We know the stereotype of the unmotivated millennial, living at home with their parents without any long-term plan or concern about their situation. Is that a fair representation? Do millennials disproportionately...>>
    We know the stereotype of the unmotivated millennial, living at home with their parents without any long-term plan or concern about their situation. Is that a fair representation? Do millennials disproportionately live with...>>
  • Nine Steps For Women To Improve Their Retirement Outlook

    Nine Steps For Women To Improve Their Retirement Outlook

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-05-18 02:08:11 GMT
    Women often face greater financial challenges than men in retirement. Lower average salaries and fewer working years make it difficult for women to achieve suitable nest eggs. Results from the recent Transamerica...>>
    Women often face greater financial challenges than men in retirement. Lower average salaries and fewer working years make it difficult for women to achieve suitable nest eggs. Results from the recent Transamerica Retirement...>>
  • Only 37% of millennials have a retirement account

    Only 37% of millennials have a retirement account

    Thursday, May 17 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-05-17 14:35:30 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/D-KeineiStockphoto.com/D-Keine

    Who's thinking about retirement when they're young? Retirement accounts are typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be.

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    Who's thinking about retirement when they're young? Retirement accounts are typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be.

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  • Card balances drop while consumer credit growth slows

    Card balances drop while consumer credit growth slows

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:24 AM EDT2018-05-16 13:24:43 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/AndreyPopoviStockphoto.com/AndreyPopov

    A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load

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    A new government report provides both good news and bad news about America's massive consumer debt load

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  • Seniors racking up debt

    Seniors racking up debt

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-05-15 14:01:13 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/WavebreakmediaiStockphoto.com/Wavebreakmedia

    You've saved for retirement and built up a sizable nest egg. However, you forgot to consider one factor – excessive debt as you approach retirement. Too many seniors are facing that grim scenario.

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    You've saved for retirement and built up a sizable nest egg. However, you forgot to consider one factor – excessive debt as you approach retirement. Too many seniors are facing that grim scenario.

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  • Supplemental transition accounts for retirement – STARTs 101

    Supplemental transition accounts for retirement – STARTs 101

    Monday, May 14 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-05-14 13:02:47 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/DNY59iStockphoto.com/DNY59

    Let's face it: Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement

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    Let's face it: Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement

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  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Latest Credit Card Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Latest Credit Card Report

    Friday, May 11 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-12 02:04:27 GMT
    President Trump promised changes in Washington upon his election. Whether you are a Trump fan or foe, there's no question he's succeeded in that goal. Sometimes the change is precipitated by the...>>
    President Trump promised changes in Washington upon his election. Whether you are a Trump fan or foe, there's no question he's succeeded in that goal. Sometimes the change is precipitated by the President's...>>
  • Retirement confidence is increasing - but should it be?

    Retirement confidence is increasing - but should it be?

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:53:59 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/XiXinXingiStockphoto.com/XiXinXing

    Is the rising stock market giving workers confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably in their retirement years?

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    Is the rising stock market giving workers confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably in their retirement years?

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  • Student loan delinquencies increase

    Student loan delinquencies increase

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:34:52 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/RyanKing999iStockphoto.com/RyanKing999

    How bad is America's student loan situation? Worse than you might think...

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    How bad is America's student loan situation? Worse than you might think...

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  • 25 million Americans left behind retirement savings when changing jobs

    25 million Americans left behind retirement savings when changing jobs

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-05-09 13:14:54 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/daoleduciStockphoto.com/daoleduc

    What happens to your employer-based 401(k) account when you leave a job? That's for you to decide – and if you make no decision, you may end up losing hard-earned benefits. 

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    What happens to your employer-based 401(k) account when you leave a job? That's for you to decide – and if you make no decision, you may end up losing hard-earned benefits. 

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  • Synthetic-identity fraud

    Synthetic-identity fraud

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-08 14:02:03 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BrianAJacksoniStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson

    As defensive tactics against identity theft increase, criminals are shifting toward a new tactic synthetic-identity fraud

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    As defensive tactics against identity theft increase, criminals are shifting toward a new tactic synthetic-identity fraud

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  • How single people afford homes

    How single people afford homes

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-07 14:06:46 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/MartinBarraudiStockphoto.com/MartinBarraud

    Home ownership is a fulfilling but difficult goal. The challenges of being single can make it even more difficult to find an affordable home to buy – especially for single women

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    Home ownership is a fulfilling but difficult goal. The challenges of being single can make it even more difficult to find an affordable home to buy – especially for single women

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  • 1 In 5 Americans With Matching 401(k) Plans Are Making The Biggest Retirement Mistake

    1 In 5 Americans With Matching 401(k) Plans Are Making The Biggest Retirement Mistake

    Saturday, May 5 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-05-05 08:04:45 GMT
    Who would turn down free money? According to the Motley Fool, approximately 20% of workers with matching 401(k) retirement plans are effectively dismissing free money by making a significant mistake with their...>>
    Who would turn down free money? According to the Motley Fool, approximately 20% of workers with matching 401(k) retirement plans are effectively dismissing free money by making a significant mistake with their contributions....>>
  • Cryptocurrency and retirement

    Cryptocurrency and retirement

    Friday, May 4 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-04 14:30:07 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/5432actioniStockphoto.com/5432action

    If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, should you be wary of incorporating cryptocurrency into your account?

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    If your retirement plan is not meeting expectations, should you be wary of incorporating cryptocurrency into your account?

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  • New Home Shortage

    New Home Shortage

    Thursday, May 3 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-04 02:04:16 GMT
    Are you ready to enter the home-buying market? Recent statistics suggest that you will need superior planning, plenty of cash, and more than a little luck. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR),...>>
    Are you ready to enter the home-buying market? Recent statistics suggest that you will need superior planning, plenty of cash, and more than a little luck. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the...>>
  • Subprime loans – should you take the risk?

    Subprime loans – should you take the risk?

    Thursday, May 3 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-03 11:32:13 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BrianAJacksoniStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson

    Are you ready to take advantage of these offers and, even if you are, is a subprime loan the best choice for you?

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    Are you ready to take advantage of these offers and, even if you are, is a subprime loan the best choice for you?

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  • This lender repos 1 in 3 cars it finances

    This lender repos 1 in 3 cars it finances

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-05-02 13:37:33 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BERKO85iStockphoto.com/BERKO85

    We frequently hear about America's crushing student loan debt – but auto loans are not far behind

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    We frequently hear about America's crushing student loan debt – but auto loans are not far behind

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  • How to amend a tax return

    How to amend a tax return

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-05-01 13:11:50 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/YenwenLuiStockphoto.com/YenwenLu

    There is no need to panic simply amend your tax return in a timely matter using IRS Form 1040X

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    There is no need to panic simply amend your tax return in a timely matter using IRS Form 1040X

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  • Credit card delinquencies soar

    Credit card delinquencies soar

    Monday, April 30 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-04-30 14:31:46 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/valentinrussanoviStockphoto.com/valentinrussanov

    America's economy is improving by most standards – but is it improving on the backs of excessive debt?

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    America's economy is improving by most standards – but is it improving on the backs of excessive debt?

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  • Updating Form W-4 After Doing A Paycheck Checkup

    Updating Form W-4 After Doing A Paycheck Checkup

    Saturday, April 28 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-04-28 09:07:04 GMT
    Did your paycheck increase due to the recent tax cuts? Many Americans saw a change in their take-home pay beginning in February once the IRS issued its new tax withholding tables. Businesses adjusted the...>>
    Did your paycheck increase due to the recent tax cuts? Many Americans saw a change in their take-home pay beginning in February once the IRS issued its new tax withholding tables. Businesses adjusted the withholding for...>>
  • New Medicare Cards

    New Medicare Cards

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-04-28 02:04:23 GMT
    If you're a Medicare beneficiary, check your mail very carefully. You'll be receiving a new Medicare card with an important new identification number that you'll need soon. Your current Medicare ID...>>
    If you're a Medicare beneficiary, check your mail very carefully. You'll be receiving a new Medicare card with an important new identification number that you'll need soon. Your current Medicare ID card contains...>>
  • How long should tax returns be saved?

    How long should tax returns be saved?

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-04-27 14:43:53 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BackyardProductioniStockphoto.com/BackyardProduction

    Is three years too much or not enough?

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    Is three years too much or not enough?

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  • More Than Half of Homeowners Plan Spending On Home Renovations In 2018

    More Than Half of Homeowners Plan Spending On Home Renovations In 2018

    Friday, April 27 2018 4:03 AM EDT2018-04-27 08:03:59 GMT
    Are you ready to tackle a home improvement project this year? If so, you have plenty of company. According to the latest LightStream Home Improvement Survey, 58% of Americans are ready to pour money into home...>>
    Are you ready to tackle a home improvement project this year? If so, you have plenty of company. According to the latest LightStream Home Improvement Survey, 58% of Americans are ready to pour money into home improvement...>>
  • Houses selling for more than asking price

    Houses selling for more than asking price

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:11:11 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/LightFieldStudiosiStockphoto.com/LightFieldStudios

    Did you sell your home last year? If so, there's a decent chance that you did well on the exchange

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    Did you sell your home last year? If so, there's a decent chance that you did well on the exchange

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  • What's holding up your retirement savings? It's you

    What's holding up your retirement savings? It's you

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-04-25 13:31:00 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/trioceaniStockphoto.com/triocean

    Are retirement savings a priority for you? If not, why aren't they?

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    Are retirement savings a priority for you? If not, why aren't they?

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  • How to get a new Social Security card

    How to get a new Social Security card

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-04-24 13:57:48 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/NoDerogiStockphoto.com/NoDerog

    Your Social Security Number may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you

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    Your Social Security Number may be your most important piece of identification – yet it's likely that you never carry your Social Security card with you

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  • Only 52% Of Women In A Relationship And Providing Half Or More Of The Household Income Are Responsible For Managing The Money

    Only 52% Of Women In A Relationship And Providing Half Or More Of The Household Income Are Responsible For Managing The Money

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:02:24 GMT
    Have we bridged the gender gap when it comes to household roles, domestic duties, and career choices? Not entirely – but a new survey suggests that women are leading the way in closing the gap and preparing the...>>
    Have we bridged the gender gap when it comes to household roles, domestic duties, and career choices? Not entirely – but a new survey suggests that women are leading the way in closing the gap and preparing the next...>>
  • No punishment for Equifax after massive hack

    No punishment for Equifax after massive hack

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-04-23 12:22:59 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BrianAJacksoniStockphoto.com/BrianAJackson

    It's unlikely that any other charges will be brought against Equifax because the breach was due to Equifax's incompetence which is not a criminal offense

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    It's unlikely that any other charges will be brought against Equifax because the breach was due to Equifax's incompetence which is not a criminal offense

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  • 1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

    1 out of 9 credit scores increased overnight

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:43:47 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/JovanmandiciStockphoto.com/Jovanmandic

    How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?

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    How would you like an overnight increase in your credit score, through no action of your own?

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  • Renters Need Good Credit Scores, Too

    Renters Need Good Credit Scores, Too

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:00:38 GMT
    Your credit score may not be good enough to allow you to qualify for a home at a reasonable interest rate, but can a less-than-stellar credit score also keep you from finding a good place to rent? "Credit scores...>>
    Your credit score may not be good enough to allow you to qualify for a home at a reasonable interest rate, but can a less-than-stellar credit score also keep you from finding a good place to rent? "Credit scores aren't...>>
  • Seniors, don't fear a lawsuit for old debt

    Seniors, don't fear a lawsuit for old debt

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:23:38 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/CREATISTAiStockphoto.com/CREATISTA

    Being served legal papers can be a scary experience for a senior

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    Being served legal papers can be a scary experience for a senior

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  • Last-minute tax day filing

    Last-minute tax day filing

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:52:51 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/PiotrekswatiStockphoto.com/Piotrekswat

    Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you

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    Waiting until the last minute to pay your taxes can cost you

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  • Financial Benefits Of Investing Your Tax Refund

    Financial Benefits Of Investing Your Tax Refund

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:15 AM EDT2018-04-18 08:15:00 GMT
    For many people, tax refund day is like Christmas in the spring. As they prepare their tax returns, millions of Americans hold their breath in anticipation of how much their tax refund is going to be — and then run...>>
    For many people, tax refund day is like Christmas in the spring. As they prepare their tax returns, millions of Americans hold their breath in anticipation of how much their tax refund is going to be — and then run to the...>>
  • Cryptocurrencies and Taxes: What Do You Owe?

    Cryptocurrencies and Taxes: What Do You Owe?

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-04-18 02:14:54 GMT
    Big Gains, Big Tax Headaches Were you tempted in 2017 by cryptocurrencies promising huge financial gains? If you did make a Bitcoin purchase, you may have done very well. The value of Bitcoin gained more than...>>
    Big Gains, Big Tax Headaches Were you tempted in 2017 by cryptocurrencies promising huge financial gains? If you did make a Bitcoin purchase, you may have done very well. The value of Bitcoin gained more than 1,200% over the...>>
  • Celebrate Money Smart Week

    Celebrate Money Smart Week

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-04-17 08:14:35 GMT
    Are you financially literate? How about your kids? MoneyTips can help, but there may be something special soon going on in your neighborhood to help you learn more about personal finance. Money Smart Week®, a...>>
    Are you financially literate? How about your kids? MoneyTips can help, but there may be something special soon going on in your neighborhood to help you learn more about personal finance. Money Smart Week®, a public...>>
  • Prevent identity theft from affecting your taxes

    Prevent identity theft from affecting your taxes

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-04-17 05:14:32 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/fstop123iStockphoto.com/fstop123

    What do you do if you fall victim to tax-related identity theft?

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    What do you do if you fall victim to tax-related identity theft?

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  • How your fellow Americans cheat on taxes

    How your fellow Americans cheat on taxes

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:02:20 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/vladansiStockphoto.com/vladans

    Have you ever cheated on your taxes? If so, you are in the minority – but you aren't alone, either

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    Have you ever cheated on your taxes? If so, you are in the minority – but you aren't alone, either

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  • How Much Debt Repels Daters?

    How Much Debt Repels Daters?

    Saturday, April 14 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-04-14 05:13:12 GMT
    Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date's plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt? We have no idea, but we're guessing that a second date is...>>
    Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date's plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt? We have no idea, but we're guessing that a second date is unlikely in all...>>
  • Avoid required minimum distribution mistakes

    Avoid required minimum distribution mistakes

    Friday, April 13 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-04-13 12:13:23 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BraunSiStockphoto.com/BraunS

    How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?

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    How many times in life do you have to worry about removing too little money from a financial account?

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  • Retirement Savings Better Than Ever

    Retirement Savings Better Than Ever

    Friday, April 13 2018 1:12 AM EDT2018-04-13 05:12:46 GMT
    America's collective readiness for retirement is improving, according to Fidelity's latest Retirement Savings Assessment study. The study distills America's retirement readiness into a single score...>>
    America's collective readiness for retirement is improving, according to Fidelity's latest Retirement Savings Assessment study. The study distills America's retirement readiness into a single score representing...>>
  • 9 boring habits that will make you rich

    9 boring habits that will make you rich

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:30:28 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/SIphotographyiStockphoto.com/SIphotography

    What's not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it?

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    What's not to like about a world where your only money trouble is how to spend it?

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  • Tax Refund Direct Deposit

    Tax Refund Direct Deposit

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:12 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:12:24 GMT
    As much fun as it is to hold your tax refund check in your hands as you rub them together with glee, direct deposit is a simpler and faster method of receiving your refund. It may be safer as well. Not only will...>>
    As much fun as it is to hold your tax refund check in your hands as you rub them together with glee, direct deposit is a simpler and faster method of receiving your refund. It may be safer as well. Not only will you be...>>
  • Best and worst states for the new tax law

    Best and worst states for the new tax law

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:57:24 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/PeskyMonkeyiStockphoto.com/PeskyMonkey

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised an income tax cut for most Americans. Is that promise less likely to be fulfilled if you live in certain states?

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    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised an income tax cut for most Americans. Is that promise less likely to be fulfilled if you live in certain states?

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  • Understanding The Tax Benefits Of A Mortgage

    Understanding The Tax Benefits Of A Mortgage

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 4:12 AM EDT2018-04-11 08:12:04 GMT
    As the tax filing deadline looms, many Americans continue to prepare and file their annual income taxes. The 86 million taxpayers who own their homes and have a mortgage, can take advantage of different tax...>>
    As the tax filing deadline looms, many Americans continue to prepare and file their annual income taxes. The 86 million taxpayers who own their homes and have a mortgage, can take advantage of different tax deductions,...>>
  • Top 7 tax deductions and credits that people forget

    Top 7 tax deductions and credits that people forget

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 13:50:06 GMT
    iStock.com/monkeybusinessimagesiStock.com/monkeybusinessimages

    Don't overlook these common tax deductions that could save you money.

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    Don't overlook these common tax deductions that could save you money.

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  • No More Signatures

    No More Signatures

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:11 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:11:38 GMT
    Why do you even bother signing your credit card receipts? Nobody ever looks at it. You could write your name, Donald J. Trump, Samuel L. Jackson, or Bullwinkle J. Moose and nobody would care – would they? ...>>
    Why do you even bother signing your credit card receipts? Nobody ever looks at it. You could write your name, Donald J. Trump, Samuel L. Jackson, or Bullwinkle J. Moose and nobody would care – would they? Theoretically,...>>
  • Avoiding mortgage scams

    Avoiding mortgage scams

    Monday, April 9 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-04-09 12:30:06 GMT
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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services. 

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    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That's sound advice for almost all aspects of life, including the search for mortgage relief services. 

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  • Tax Crime And Punishment (Infographic)

    Tax Crime And Punishment (Infographic)

    Friday, April 6 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-04-07 02:10:23 GMT
    You've heard of CSI, but what about IRS CI? That's not a new TV crime show, but the real-life Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This Division is the only federal agency authorized to...>>
    You've heard of CSI, but what about IRS CI? That's not a new TV crime show, but the real-life Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. This Division is the only federal agency authorized to investigate...>>
  • Many millennials have no savings

    Many millennials have no savings

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:17:34 GMT
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    What's in your savings account? If you're a millennial, there's a decent chance that there's nothing in your account but IOUs and promises

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    What's in your savings account? If you're a millennial, there's a decent chance that there's nothing in your account but IOUs and promises

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  • Pet Tax Deductibility

    Pet Tax Deductibility

    Thursday, April 5 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-04-06 02:10:01 GMT
    In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Usually pet expenses will not hold up should the IRS audit you. However, specific cases...>>
    In general, deducting pet expenses on your tax return can get you into hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Usually pet expenses will not hold up should the IRS audit you. However, specific cases exist that...>>
  • Interactive tax assistant 101

    Interactive tax assistant 101

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:44:28 GMT
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    Looking for tax help? Check out the IRS's interactive online assistant

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    Looking for tax help? Check out the IRS's interactive online assistant

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  • Don't Let Taxes Kill Your New Business

    Don't Let Taxes Kill Your New Business

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-05 02:09:37 GMT
    It is an exciting time when you start your new business. You have so many things to think of that you may forget one of the most important aspects — taxes. Before you dive into the business world, take a few...>>
    It is an exciting time when you start your new business. You have so many things to think of that you may forget one of the most important aspects — taxes. Before you dive into the business world, take a few minutes to...>>
  • IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2018

    IRS reveals the top tax scams of 2018

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-04-04 13:49:51 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/holwichaikaweeiStockphoto.com/holwichaikawee

    The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both?

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    The Dirty Dozen — a 1967 war movie starring Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, and Jim Brown, or a list of the top twelve tax scams as identified by the Internal Revenue Service? How about both?

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  • 5 Reasons to Invest In A Roth IRA

    5 Reasons to Invest In A Roth IRA

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-04-04 05:09:14 GMT
    Should you invest in a Roth IRA instead of a traditional IRA? If you have earned income for the year, your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $135,000 as a single filer and $199,000 for married...>>
    Should you invest in a Roth IRA instead of a traditional IRA? If you have earned income for the year, your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than $135,000 as a single filer and $199,000 for married filing...>>
  • Tax Impact Of The Affordable Care Act

    Tax Impact Of The Affordable Care Act

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-04-04 02:09:12 GMT
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamacare has had an effect on your taxes as well? Here are a few of...>>
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamacare has had an effect on your taxes as well? Here are a few of the tax...>>
  • Tax benefits of caring for an aging relative

    Tax benefits of caring for an aging relative

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:32:56 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/shapechargeiStockphoto.com/shapecharge

    Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through income tax savings. 

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    Caring for an elderly relative can be rewarding, but incredibly difficult – as well as expensive. However, it may be possible to recoup some of the costs through income tax savings. 

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  • Retirement Savings Contributions Tax Credit

    Retirement Savings Contributions Tax Credit

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 4:09 AM EDT2018-04-03 08:09:23 GMT
    Contributing to a retirement account can be difficult for lower income households, but one can argue that it is even more important for those families to take advantage of all the retirement savings options that...>>
    Contributing to a retirement account can be difficult for lower income households, but one can argue that it is even more important for those families to take advantage of all the retirement savings options that are...>>
  • 3 Out Of 4 Millennial Parents Don't Carry Life Insurance

    3 Out Of 4 Millennial Parents Don't Carry Life Insurance

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-04-03 05:09:19 GMT
    Life Insurance isn't for you – it's for those you leave behind. Without sufficient insurance, your family may endure financial hardships on top of the shock and grief caused by your passing. According to a...>>
    Life Insurance isn't for you – it's for those you leave behind. Without sufficient insurance, your family may endure financial hardships on top of the shock and grief caused by your passing. According to a recent...>>
  • 3 top retiree tax-planning mistakes

    3 top retiree tax-planning mistakes

    Monday, April 2 2018 8:02 AM EDT2018-04-02 12:02:46 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/svetkidiStockphoto.com/svetkid

    Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them

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    Here are three of the top mistakes that retirees tend to make, so that you can plan now to avoid them

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  • Obamacare Tax Forms 1095-B And 1095-C 101

    Obamacare Tax Forms 1095-B And 1095-C 101

    Saturday, March 31 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-03-31 05:07:47 GMT
    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health...>>
    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you should receive 1095 forms along with the W-2, 1099, and other tax forms that you receive from employers and financial institutions. The 1095 forms verify your health care...>>
  • Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

    Your top 10 rights as a taxpayer

    Friday, March 30 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-03-30 12:13:05 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/JPechaiStockphoto.com/JPecha

    You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?

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    You may know about the Bill of Rights, but were you aware that the IRS also has a Bill of Rights for your benefit?

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  • 11 Unusual Tax Deductions

    11 Unusual Tax Deductions

    Friday, March 30 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-03-30 05:07:22 GMT
    Some taxpayers love to test the IRS boundaries on allowable deductions. Consider the business owner who had his store burned down and tried to deduct the arsonist's payment as a "consulting fee", or the...>>
    Some taxpayers love to test the IRS boundaries on allowable deductions. Consider the business owner who had his store burned down and tried to deduct the arsonist's payment as a "consulting fee", or the businessman who...>>
  • How to deduct your car

    How to deduct your car

    Thursday, March 29 2018 9:25 AM EDT2018-03-29 13:25:53 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/CasarsaGuruiStockphoto.com/CasarsaGuru

    When you use your car for both personal and business reasons and you are not fully reimbursed through your employer for the business expenses, you can deduct those costs from your taxes

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    When you use your car for both personal and business reasons and you are not fully reimbursed through your employer for the business expenses, you can deduct those costs from your taxes

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  • Student loan $36 billion shortfall

    Student loan $36 billion shortfall

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-03-28 13:20:17 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/WavebreakmediaiStockphoto.com/Wavebreakmedia

    If you are a lending institution that loses money on the loans that you make, it's an understatement to say that changes are required

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    If you are a lending institution that loses money on the loans that you make, it's an understatement to say that changes are required

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  • 9 ways to reduce investment taxes

    9 ways to reduce investment taxes

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-03-27 13:31:39 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/Drazen_iStockphoto.com/Drazen_

    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further

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    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further

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  • 9 Ways To Reduce Investment Taxes

    9 Ways To Reduce Investment Taxes

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-03-27 08:05:49 GMT
    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further with sound investment strategies that focus...>>
    The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave most Americans a break on their upcoming taxes – but you don't need legislation to cut your taxes even further with sound investment strategies that focus on tax...>>
  • Check Before Using Your 529 For Pre-College Education

    Check Before Using Your 529 For Pre-College Education

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-03-27 05:05:47 GMT
    In 1996, the Small Business Job Protection Act created 529 savings plans: state-administered programs designed to help parents save for their children's future college costs. In a 529 plan, deposited funds are...>>
    In 1996, the Small Business Job Protection Act created 529 savings plans: state-administered programs designed to help parents save for their children's future college costs. In a 529 plan, deposited funds are allowed to...>>
  • What Is My IRS Pin?

    What Is My IRS Pin?

    Monday, March 26 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-03-27 02:05:46 GMT
    The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable...>>
    The last few years have been difficult ones for the IRS with respect to security issues, and the agency is determined to improve security during this year's filing. Electronic filing is particularly vulnerable because of...>>
  • Education tax savings

    Education tax savings

    Monday, March 26 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-03-26 13:31:26 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/artisteeriStockphoto.com/artisteer

    If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return

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    If you are paying college expenses for yourself or for one of your dependents, you may be able to deduct the tuition and fees on your federal tax return

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  • Best Countries For Retirement Destinations

    Best Countries For Retirement Destinations

    Saturday, March 24 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-03-24 05:04:40 GMT
    If you have planned properly, retirement can open up a wide set of new possibilities. You can take up new pastimes, travel to foreign lands – and perhaps even retire there. There are many countries with reasonable...>>
    If you have planned properly, retirement can open up a wide set of new possibilities. You can take up new pastimes, travel to foreign lands – and perhaps even retire there. There are many countries with reasonable costs of...>>
  • Should You Use Tax Preparation Software?

    Should You Use Tax Preparation Software?

    Friday, March 23 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-03-24 02:04:39 GMT
    Tax preparation software has improved significantly over the past several years, and more and more people are using it to file their own taxes. If you are debating whether doing your own taxes is right for you,...>>
    Tax preparation software has improved significantly over the past several years, and more and more people are using it to file their own taxes. If you are debating whether doing your own taxes is right for you, consider the...>>
  • Learn the price of your life insurance premium before you apply

    Learn the price of your life insurance premium before you apply

    Friday, March 23 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-03-23 13:11:39 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/SquaredpixelsiStockphoto.com/Squaredpixels

    If you are looking at obtaining life insurance, and you want to know what your rate class might be with a number of carriers, here is one way to make that happen

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    If you are looking at obtaining life insurance, and you want to know what your rate class might be with a number of carriers, here is one way to make that happen

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  • Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (Infographic)

    Our Tax Returns Reveal Our Secrets (Infographic)

    Friday, March 23 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-03-23 08:04:19 GMT
    In looking into our country's secrets, we've used the old investigative adage, "Follow the money." We reviewed the trends revealed by American taxpayers' returns from 1995 to 2016. For example, is it...>>
    In looking into our country's secrets, we've used the old investigative adage, "Follow the money." We reviewed the trends revealed by American taxpayers' returns from 1995 to 2016. For example, is it because of...>>
  • A new approach to affordable housing

    A new approach to affordable housing

    Thursday, March 22 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-03-22 13:31:36 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/PURPLEANVILiStockphoto.com/PURPLEANVIL

    A new test program in Montana addresses an underserved area of the housing market affordable rental homes by making loans to help people move in

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    A new test program in Montana addresses an underserved area of the housing market affordable rental homes by making loans to help people move in

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  • Does Your State Tax Social Security

    Does Your State Tax Social Security

    Thursday, March 22 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-03-22 05:04:27 GMT
    If you have done your homework leading into retirement, you probably already know that Social Security benefits may be subject to federal taxes under certain circumstances. Did you know that some states also impose...>>
    If you have done your homework leading into retirement, you probably already know that Social Security benefits may be subject to federal taxes under certain circumstances. Did you know that some states also impose taxes on...>>
  • Top 9 audit red flags

    Top 9 audit red flags

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-03-21 14:00:27 GMT
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    Some of these cannot be avoided, but others are essentially errors in judgment

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    Some of these cannot be avoided, but others are essentially errors in judgment

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  • Joint Tax Filing For Married Same-Sex Couples

    Joint Tax Filing For Married Same-Sex Couples

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-03-21 10:34:06 GMT
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court settled the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S. with the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex...>>
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court settled the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S. with the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. This decision requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and for...>>
  • Do I Have to Pay Taxes On a Life Insurance Payout?

    Do I Have to Pay Taxes On a Life Insurance Payout?

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-03-21 05:04:02 GMT
    Life insurance has grown in complexity over the years and, as a result, life insurance taxation issues have become equally complex. While you should consult with a tax professional to verify the tax status of any...>>
    Life insurance has grown in complexity over the years and, as a result, life insurance taxation issues have become equally complex. While you should consult with a tax professional to verify the tax status of any life...>>
  • Retire Earlier With Dividend Champions

    Retire Earlier With Dividend Champions

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-03-20 05:03:34 GMT
    The average retirement age in the United States has ticked up over the past decade. As you can see in the chart below, as of 2014, the average retirement age increased to 62 and the expected age of retirement is...>>
    The average retirement age in the United States has ticked up over the past decade. As you can see in the chart below, as of 2014, the average retirement age increased to 62 and the expected age of retirement is now at 66. ...>>
  • Refund Advance Loans And Refund Anticipation Checks 101

    Refund Advance Loans And Refund Anticipation Checks 101

    Monday, March 19 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-03-20 02:03:31 GMT
    Are you counting on your tax refund to pay off bills? You may need the cash before your refund arrives. The IRS website states that typical refunds take less than 21 calendar days if you e-filed your return....>>
    Are you counting on your tax refund to pay off bills? You may need the cash before your refund arrives. The IRS website states that typical refunds take less than 21 calendar days if you e-filed your return. However, if you...>>
  • Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

    Are my Social Security benefits taxable?

    Monday, March 19 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-03-19 18:35:37 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/danp86iStockphoto.com/danp86

    Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case

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    Social Security is generally considered a tax-free benefit, but that is not always the case

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  • Top 10 States For Low Or No Income Tax

    Top 10 States For Low Or No Income Tax

    Saturday, March 17 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-03-17 08:02:31 GMT
    Soon you will be filling out your federal tax forms, and unless you are lucky enough to live in seven states, you will be filling out state tax forms as well. Are you fortunate enough to live in one of these seven...>>
    Soon you will be filling out your federal tax forms, and unless you are lucky enough to live in seven states, you will be filling out state tax forms as well. Are you fortunate enough to live in one of these seven states, or...>>
  • 44% Of Parents Feel Guilty Over Inadequate College Savings

    44% Of Parents Feel Guilty Over Inadequate College Savings

    Saturday, March 17 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-03-17 05:02:28 GMT
    According to Collegedata.com, the average annual cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 at an average public college for in-state residents. Out-of-state collegians paid an average of...>>
    According to Collegedata.com, the average annual cost of tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year was $9,970 at an average public college for in-state residents. Out-of-state collegians paid an average of $25,620,...>>
  • What to do when divorced parents both want to claim the same dependents

    What to do when divorced parents both want to claim the same dependents

    Friday, March 16 2018 4:02 AM EDT2018-03-16 08:02:09 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/drxyiStockphoto.com/drxy

    Claiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process

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    Claiming dependents on your taxes is usually a fairly straightforward procedure, but in some cases, more than one person (or couple filing jointly) will claim someone as a dependent, muddying the process

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  • How To Get Precise Pricing For Life Insurance

    How To Get Precise Pricing For Life Insurance

    Friday, March 16 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-03-16 05:02:07 GMT
    When using the Life Insurance Quote Comparison Tool on MoneyTips, you can see multiple carriers and rates. Daily, we receive new applications for life insurance through this channel. When I see a new application, I...>>
    When using the Life Insurance Quote Comparison Tool on MoneyTips, you can see multiple carriers and rates. Daily, we receive new applications for life insurance through this channel. When I see a new application, I know that...>>
  • How To Save For Taxes If You Are A Freelancer

    How To Save For Taxes If You Are A Freelancer

    Thursday, March 15 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-03-16 02:02:03 GMT
    Are you tired of working for others? Being your own boss can be very rewarding both financially and spiritually, but there are challenges associated with freelance work. Taxes are one of the most difficult aspects...>>
    Are you tired of working for others? Being your own boss can be very rewarding both financially and spiritually, but there are challenges associated with freelance work. Taxes are one of the most difficult aspects because...>>
  • Top 10 Home Office Tax Deductions

    Top 10 Home Office Tax Deductions

    Thursday, March 15 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-03-15 05:01:41 GMT
    Taxpayers tend to shy away from taking the home office deduction, assuming that they will be targeted for increased scrutiny from the IRS. That is certainly possible, especially if your deductions are unusually...>>
    Taxpayers tend to shy away from taking the home office deduction, assuming that they will be targeted for increased scrutiny from the IRS. That is certainly possible, especially if your deductions are unusually large – but...>>
  • Tax Benefits of Having Dependents

    Tax Benefits of Having Dependents

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-03-14 08:01:22 GMT
    Did your kids get a taste of the real world and decide that living off Mom and Dad was not so bad after all? Cheer up… you may still be able to claim them as dependents on your taxes. Dependents can save money on...>>
    Did your kids get a taste of the real world and decide that living off Mom and Dad was not so bad after all? Cheer up… you may still be able to claim them as dependents on your taxes. Dependents can save money on your taxes...>>
  • Think before you lend your credit card to others

    Think before you lend your credit card to others

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-03-14 02:01:15 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/praetorianphotoiStockphoto.com/praetorianphoto

    If you lend your credit card to a friend in financial need, trying to be helpful, there's a decent chance that you'll end up with increased debt – and possibly an ex-friend. 

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    If you lend your credit card to a friend in financial need, trying to be helpful, there's a decent chance that you'll end up with increased debt – and possibly an ex-friend. 

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  • Disappearing tax breaks

    Disappearing tax breaks

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 4:00 AM EDT2018-03-13 08:00:56 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/RiverNorthPhotographyiStockphoto.com/RiverNorthPhotography

    It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017

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    It's debatable whether taxes are simpler, but there's no doubt that some deductions will be lost after 2017

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  • Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

    Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy?

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 1:00 AM EDT2018-03-13 05:00:54 GMT
    Policymakers have been struggling to identify ways to deal with America's staggering student loan debt. As of January 2018, Student Loan Hero estimated total outstanding student loan debt at $1.48 trillion,...>>
    Policymakers have been struggling to identify ways to deal with America's staggering student loan debt. As of January 2018, Student Loan Hero estimated total outstanding student loan debt at $1.48 trillion, affecting 44...>>
  • Don't get a surprise tax bill from your IRA

    Don't get a surprise tax bill from your IRA

    Monday, March 12 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-03-13 02:00:51 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/jxfzsyiStockphoto.com/jxfzsy

    Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?

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    Did you know that the type of investments you hold could hand you a surprise tax bill and potentially ruin your IRA status?

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  • The Most Important Advice From Current To Future Retirees

    The Most Important Advice From Current To Future Retirees

    Saturday, March 10 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-03-10 17:32:31 GMT
    In many facets of life, experience is the best instructor. So, MoneyTips asked retirees for advice to give to people planning their future retirement. In an exclusive MoneyTips online survey, we asked 258 retirees:...>>
    In many facets of life, experience is the best instructor. So, MoneyTips asked retirees for advice to give to people planning their future retirement. In an exclusive MoneyTips online survey, we asked 258 retirees: From...>>
  • Tax identity theft

    Tax identity theft

    Saturday, March 10 2018 1:02 AM EST2018-03-10 06:02:15 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/BackyardProductioniStockphoto.com/BackyardProduction

    With tax-filing season now upon us, there's another kind of identity theft you should be watching out for

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    With tax-filing season now upon us, there's another kind of identity theft you should be watching out for

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  • Free tax preparation

    Free tax preparation

    Friday, March 9 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-03-10 03:02:11 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/Kali9iStockphoto.com/Kali9

    If you are one of the many Americans struggling to understand how to fill out your tax forms, the IRS — yes, that IRS — may be able to offer you free help

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    If you are one of the many Americans struggling to understand how to fill out your tax forms, the IRS — yes, that IRS — may be able to offer you free help

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  • The Top 5 Habits Of Leadership

    The Top 5 Habits Of Leadership

    Friday, March 9 2018 4:01 AM EST2018-03-09 09:01:48 GMT
    1. Lead by example – Great leaders operate with humility and a "Do as I do" rather than a "Do as I say" mentality. They never ask anyone to do anything they are not willing to do themselves. 2. Use the 7 P's –...>>
    1. Lead by example – Great leaders operate with humility and a "Do as I do" rather than a "Do as I say" mentality. They never ask anyone to do anything they are not willing to do themselves. 2. Use the 7 P's – In the...>>
  • Energy tax incentives 101

    Energy tax incentives 101

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-03-07 06:00:49 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/InCommunicadoiStockphoto.com/InCommunicado

    Going green can actually save you some green too

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    Going green can actually save you some green too

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  • Bad Social Security advice can cost you money

    Bad Social Security advice can cost you money

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 10:00 PM EST2018-03-07 03:00:45 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/PeopleImagesiStockphoto.com/PeopleImages

    Beware of Social Security tips, the wrong one could cost you big time

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    Beware of Social Security tips, the wrong one could cost you big time

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  • How Seniors Should Handle A 1099-C

    How Seniors Should Handle A 1099-C

    Saturday, March 3 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-03-03 06:00:52 GMT
    By Eric Olsen, Executive Director, HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm At this time of year, creditors sometimes send out what is called a Form 1099-C. They email it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and copy the person...>>
    By Eric Olsen, Executive Director, HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm At this time of year, creditors sometimes send out what is called a Form 1099-C. They email it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and copy the person who owes...>>
  • Can minor debts land you in prison?

    Can minor debts land you in prison?

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 10:12 PM EST2018-02-28 03:12:23 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/AlexRathsiStockphoto.com/AlexRaths

    Could you end up behind bars?

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    Could you end up behind bars?

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  • 6 tax filing myths debunked

    6 tax filing myths debunked

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 4:11 AM EST2018-02-27 09:11:59 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/fstop123iStockphoto.com/fstop123

    Don't believe everything you hear about taxes

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    Don't believe everything you hear about taxes

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  • War is coming

    War is coming

    Monday, February 26 2018 10:11 PM EST2018-02-27 03:11:52 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/bauhaus1000iStockphoto.com/bauhaus1000

    The point of this war isn't land or power. The purpose of this battle is to affix blame for the mess that we call the nation's finances

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    The point of this war isn't land or power. The purpose of this battle is to affix blame for the mess that we call the nation's finances

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  • Top 11 ways to cut your taxes this year

    Top 11 ways to cut your taxes this year

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:10 AM EST2018-02-23 09:10:12 GMT
    iStockphoto.com/DNY59iStockphoto.com/DNY59

    You can give the government less of your money by taking advantage of all the legal tax savings for which you qualify

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    You can give the government less of your money by taking advantage of all the legal tax savings for which you qualify

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  • 40% of student loans could default over 20 years

    40% of student loans could default over 20 years

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:04 PM EST2018-02-09 21:04:11 GMT
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    America's student loan debt may be approaching a critical point with respect to repayment

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    America's student loan debt may be approaching a critical point with respect to repayment

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