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Filing Your Taxes: Part 3

February 6, 2009 Beth 0

The IRS has increased its partnerships with community organizations in an effort to provide elderly and low-income individuals with free tax preparation services.  The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program helps individuals filing with special credits and bilingual volunteers are […]

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“Is It Legal for My Bank to…?”

February 5, 2009 Beth 0

The BBB receives many calls from consumers wanting to know if it is “legal” for their bank to charge overdraft fees, to include a high interest rate on loans, etc.  At times consumers have difficulty getting clear answers from their […]

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Filing Your Taxes: Part 2

February 3, 2009 Beth 0

The IRS has noticed a pattern of errors on tax returns filed early.  Although the 2008 stimulus check should not be entered as income, you will want to have this amount handy. Some individuals may not have received an economic […]

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Filing Your Taxes: Part 1

February 2, 2009 Beth 0

As consumers prepare to file taxes, it is helpful to know what changes have occurred this year that will affect the way in which we file.  This week we will offer information from the Internal Revenue Service aimed at coaching […]

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News Alert: Have You Tested for Radon in Your Home?

January 30, 2009 Beth 0

The Environmental Protection Agency designated January as National Radon Action Month, the purpose of which was to increase the public’s awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices. According to U.S. Surgeon […]

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More on a Successful FAFSA Application

January 29, 2009 Beth 0

In my January 23 post addressing student financial aid, I discussed the importance of starting the application process early.  Now that you know where to find application info and when to begin the process, I’d like to share timely advice […]

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Getting Annoying Telemarketing Calls?

January 27, 2009 Beth 1

There are few things worse than being caught at home by a rude, persistent caller who is attempting to sell you something you don’t want, collect money for bills you don’t owe, or confirm personal information they shouldn’t have.  Calls […]