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Taking the Confusion out of the 990

May 30, 2007 Alanna 1

One important piece of information to look at when donating to a charitable organization is the IRS Form 990. You have a right to ask for a copy from the organization (this document is public information and can also be […]

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My New Debit Card has RFID. What is that?

May 29, 2007 Alanna 0

According to the RFID Journal, RFID is: Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify people or objects. There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to […]

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Quick & Easy Ways to Lose Money

May 24, 2007 Alanna 2

Things to avoid when trying to save money: 1. Bouncing a check. Some banks charge up to $30 for each bounced check (some also charge for checks that are paid when your account has non-sufficient funds). Monitor your account often […]

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Transparency and Churches

May 23, 2007 Alanna 0

The Better Business Bureau evaluates charities. However, many times we receive inquiries from donors wanting to know about churches. Churches do not have the same regulations by the IRS, so they are not evaluated by the BBB. A helpful website […]

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Online Fraud Protection Warning by FBI

May 22, 2007 Alanna 0

The FBI is warning people to be careful about what information you might be entering in on a hotel, or Internet café computer. In the latest twist, crooks install keystroke-logging programs on computers in hotel business centers and Internet cafes. […]

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Student Loans….YIKES!

May 21, 2007 Alanna 2

Congratulations! You have finally graduated from college. Time to start job hunting if you have not already started. Another thing to think about is student loans. Time to start paying back your student loan, too. But don’t panic, Makeyournut.com gives […]

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Guide to Home Improvement

May 18, 2007 Mary Beth 1

As the weather heats up, I’m sure that a lot of you are looking to make some of the repairs you put off all winter. Before you hire anyone, please take a look at this presentation- the information could save […]

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What happens when you dial 811?

May 17, 2007 Mary Beth 2

First there was 911, next there was 411, then 211 and now we introduce 811. I don’t know why these numbers all end with 11 and I highly recommend that you don’t mix up the function of these numbers, but […]

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501(c)…huh? Part 4 of 4

May 16, 2007 Alanna 0

Continued from Parts 1, 2, & 3 What Qualifies as a Contribution? A payment to a charity is a deductible gift only to the extent that it exceeds the fair market value of the privilege or benefit the “donor” receives […]