Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019
Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams

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Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing
Should I Sign Up For Budget Billing?

Q: My steep utility bills in the winter and summer months always throw my budget for a loop. Should I sign up for budget billing? 

A: Budget billing can simplify your utility payments by making each month the same fixed amount, but it’s important to

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
5 Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid
  1. Faulty Math – A small miscalculation can throw off all your numbers and get you into trouble with the IRS.
  2. Name Changes and Misspellings – If you’ve recently changed your legal name, let the Social Security Administration know.
  3. Omitting
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All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug

All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug
All You Need to Know about Facebook’s Latest Bug

With its wide range of features, easy-to-use interface and streamlined access, Facebook is the darling of the social media age. It helps people stay connected with family and friends, allows new relationships to blossom and creates a culture of community for

Do I Need An Emergency Fund?

Do I Need An Emergency Fund?
Do I Need An Emergency Fund?

Q: Do I need to have a separate rainy day fund and emergency fund? 

A: In an effort to simplify their money, people sometimes consolidate accounts. This is OK in many instances, but it’s important to remember that rainy day funds and emergency

5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays

5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays
5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down. The post-holiday weeks bring an increase in scams that, unfortunately, are quite believable during this time of year. 

Don’t be the victim of a post-holiday scam! Read on to learn about five common ways fraudsters seek

6 Ways To Earn Money Online

6 Ways To Earn Money Online
6 Ways To Earn Money Online

Are you looking for some extra cash to jumpstart your savings? Desperate to stop living paycheck to paycheck? Want to make 2019 the year you finally get debt-free? 

Look no further than your computer screen! With nothing but internet access and a modest investment of your time, you can give your budget that

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All You Need To Know About Wage Garnishment

All You Need To Know About Wage Garnishment
All You Need To Know About Wage Garnishment

Q: I have several outstanding debts and I’m starting to worry about wage garnishment. What do I need to know? Is there any way I can protect myself if my wages get garnished?

A: Wage garnishment is the

6 Mistakes People Make In Their 20s and How To Fix Them

6 Mistakes People Make In Their 20s and How To Fix Them
6 Mistakes People Make In Their 20s and How To Fix Them

Like many people, you may have blown through your 20s making financial decisions that served you well in the moment, but may not have been particularly responsible. Dinner out several times a week, credit card bills you barely looked at and

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6 New Year's Resolutions For A Financially Improved You

6 New Year's Resolutions For A Financially Improved You
6 New Year's Resolutions For A Financially Improved You
  1. Increase your savings. Even if it’s only by 5%, every little bit adds up.
  2. Cut out one impulse purchase a week.
  3. Trim your electricity

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