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Don’t put too much stock in the Lemon Law (Myth 4)
By: Mary Beth

Don’t put too much stock in the Lemon Law (Myth 4)

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 univ...

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Don’t believe the hype about “free government grants”
By: Mary Beth

Don’t believe the hype about “free government grants”

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 abou...

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Scams that come straight to your door
By: Mary Beth

Scams that come straight to your door

It's that time of year again, when you can expect the con men to come to you. It's so sweet of them to save you the bother of a phone call or email. "Ma'am, we were just doing some pavi...

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501(c)…huh? Part 2 of 4
By: Alanna

501(c)…huh? Part 2 of 4

Continued from Part 1 501(c)(4) 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations include lobbying organizations and ones that primarily fo...

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The Charity Myth
By: Mary Beth

The Charity Myth

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 rais...

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Scams that come straight to your door
By: Mary Beth

Scams that come straight to your door

It's that time of year again, when you can expect the con men to come to you. It's so sweet of them to save you the bother of a phone call or email. "Ma'am, we were just doing some paving j...

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The Great Pyramid of Scams
By: Mary Beth

The Great Pyramid of Scams

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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