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501(c)…huh?  Part 1 of 4
By: Alanna

501(c)…huh? Part 1 of 4

One of the reasons people give donations to charitable organizations (besides the warm fuzzy feeling inside) is that a federal income tax deduction may be in order. But when can you deduct these c...

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No Authorization Required (myth #8)
By: Mary Beth

No Authorization Required (myth #8)

No one can take your money directly from your bank accounts without your written authorization. FACT: Merely giving someone your checking account number may re...

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Foreign Travel Safety
By: Mary Beth

Foreign Travel Safety

More and more Americans are traveling abroad. And they are often going to more exotic destinations. One of the questions to be considered in planning a trip to a lesser developed country is how saf...

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Debt Consolidation Considerations
By: Mary Beth

Debt Consolidation Considerations

Tax season is one of the few times a year when people are forced to take a hard look at their financial life. The 1040 pretty much sums up your finances for the last year and you may not have liked...

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Meet Charles Ponzi
By: Mary Beth

Meet Charles Ponzi

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Tragedies breed scams

Why is it that when as soon as tragedy strikes, scammers are there ready to take advantage of the emotions and generosity of people? Just like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and others, there are already...

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Unclaimed Property
By: Mary Beth

Unclaimed Property

Yes, it's true. Your state may be holding money that rightfully belongs to you. Maybe you've moved and didn't collect a final paycheck. Perhaps you forgot about a savings account you opened in 1977...

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Find out more about your doctor’s record
By: Mary Beth

Find out more about your doctor’s record

The BBB does not process complaints concerning the professional conduct (or misconduct) of doctors (or lawyers or accountants, etc). We have however come across a useful site for discovering if a d...

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