This is the first in a five part series on travel scams. As the weather heats up and the kids get out of school, thoughts turn to travel. And whether you’re going to the Smokey Mountains, New York City or […]
We’ve all seen the little signs at the bank proclaiming that they are FDIC Insured but do you really know what that means? Jonathon over at My Money Blog has an excellent post on the subject. What Does the FDIC […]
Basically, enrolling in a DMP means that rather than writing checks to multiple debtors you instead write a single check to your DMP company, who then gives the money to the creditor. The advantage of this program is that your […]
Continued from Parts 1 & 2 501(c)(19) These are veterans’ organizations. Contributions to 501(c)(19) organizations are deductible as charitable donations if at least 90% of the members are war veterans. (There are still 501(c)(4) veterans’ organizations around and the same […]
The “Lemon Law” protects you on all big ticket items you purchase, including used cars. FACT: Almost all states have lemon laws covering new car purchases. But there is no universal lemon law applying to all big-ticket items such as […]
There are a lot of scammers out there who will try to convince you that you are pre-qualified to receive a government grant to use as you see fit…this presentation will show you more details about this increasingly common scam.
Continued from Part 1 501(c)(4) 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations include lobbying organizations and ones that primarily focus on social welfare. Other 501(c)(4) organizations are civic leagues, local associations of employees and some volunteer fire departments. Generally, contributions to these types […]
Almost all of the money contributed to charity must go to the intended purpose. FACT: Charitable organizations are not obligated to spend a minimum percentage of what they raise on their stated charitable purposes. But donors should ask if the […]