IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity Theft

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

IRS Says ID Thieves Stole Info on 100K Taxpayers

Identity thieves used the IRS’ own systems to steal personal information from about 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Criminals already armed with some data on the taxpayers used the IRS “Get Transcript” website to obtain even more data on their victims, the IRS said. Get Transcript gives taxpayers… Read More

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Identity Theft

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

5 Little ID Theft Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

While you secure your identity by password-protecting your accounts and only giving your information to organizations that need it, there are still ways that identity thieves can steal your personal data. Not only can you go long periods without noticing you’ve been a victim, criminals could ring up excess charges that could damage your credit for years…. Read More

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

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Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

A reader, “Anngie,” recently contacted us to ask what she could do about credit damage from a bill that should have been paid by workers’ compensation. Here’s what she told us: “A workmans comp claim not paid from 2012 is on my credit report. I am working with all parties to resolve…but how do I… Read More

4 Tips for Breaking Your Apartment Lease

Personal Finance

4 Tips for Breaking Your Apartment Lease

4 Tips for Breaking Your Apartment Lease

One attractive aspect of renting vs. owning a home is the lack of a long-term commitment. While it may seem that renters can pick up and go at the drop of the hat, there are still usually agreements in place. You may not be able to sneak away from a lease in the middle of… Read More

5 Tricks to Get Discounts on Everything You Buy

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5 Tricks to Get Discounts on Everything You Buy

5 Tricks to Get Discounts on Everything You Buy

There is no reason to ever pay full retail price for anything you buy in a store — ever. With the rise of online shopping, which allows for instant price comparison, brick-and-mortar establishments must go the extra mile to earn your business. All you need are the tools to pay less for what you want. Read on… Read More

5 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

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5 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

5 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

As any homeowner will attest, buying a house is one of those purchases that only comes with more expenses. Maintaining a budget and shopping around for the best deals on big expenses like furniture and home-repair services will help you save money as a homeowner, but taking advantage of good credit card offers can be… Read More

Retiring Soon? Don’t Make These 8 Mistakes

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Retiring Soon? Don’t Make These 8 Mistakes

Retiring Soon? Don’t Make These 8 Mistakes

There is plenty you can do to avoid running out of money in retirement. Planning is the key. Some retirees just plunge in. More often than not, that gets them into trouble. Following are eight money mistakes people nearing retirement make, and how to avoid such foibles so they don’t crack your nest egg. Mistake 1: Not Planning… Read More

5 Upsides to Losing Your Job

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5 Upsides to Losing Your Job

5 Upsides to Losing Your Job

Being let go can be scary. Instead of focusing on the negative, you can turn your situation around by looking for the silver lining while staying on track financially. You may need some time to accept it, but when you are ready to move on and make the best of a bad situation, here’s how to… Read More

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