Watch Out for Fake Turbo Tax Emails

Identity Theft

Watch Out for Fake Turbo Tax Emails

Watch Out for Fake Turbo Tax Emails

Scammers are targeting taxpayers by sending TurboTax customers fake emails designed to steal people’s personal and account information, according to a Feb. 4 announcement by Intuit, the parent company of the do-it-yourself tax software. Intuit said the email mimicks the company’s brand and tells recipients they need to confirm their accounts. Here’s what part of... Read More

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

Personal Finance

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

8 Tips to Stop Annoying Robocalls

Automated calls are becoming more frequent and more infuriating. Weren’t they supposed to have been banned? Yes, but that hasn’t happened in practice. According to the Better Business Bureau, the federal Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits recorded sales messages unless you have given written permission for the caller to contact you, regardless of whether or not your number is on... Read More

Good News for Underwater Homeowners?

Mortgages

Good News for Underwater Homeowners?

Good News for Underwater Homeowners?

Call them the invisible victims of the housing collapse: The millions of homeowners who’ve spent nearly a decade dutifully making mortgage payments on homes worth less than the balance of their loans. Known as “being under water,” many in this crowd were never in danger of losing their home. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t... Read More

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

Credit Cards

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

What Happens If You Go Over Your Credit Card Limit?

Credit cards certainly have their limits, but it is often possible to go over them. Thanks to new restrictions in the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, some issuers have stopped allowing cardholders to spend beyond their credit limits. But others still offer what’s essentially a credit card version of overdraft coverage. This option,... Read More

College Student in Hot Water for Listing Dorm Room on Airbnb

Students

College Student in Hot Water for Listing Dorm Room on Airbnb

College Student in Hot Water for Listing Dorm Room on Airbnb

There are a lot of creative ways to make an extra buck. Unfortunately for Emerson College sophomore Jack Worth, his way may have been a little too creative. Hoping to help offset college expenses, Worth, 19, posted his dorm room on Airbnb, boasting the  private room offered “sweeping views of Boston Common, right in the... Read More

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

Personal Finance

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

3 Tax Breaks You Can Get For Taking Care of Aging Parents

If you’re caring for an elderly parent, likely the last thing on your mind is whether that care entitles you to a tax break. But when you get a few moments, discussing available tax deductions and exemptions with a tax adviser could be well worth your time. “Like pretty much anything having to do with... Read More

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

Personal Finance

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

5 Valentine’s Day Hacks That Can Save You Serious Cash

Valentine’s Day can get really expensive. It’s like Cupid’s Arrow is made of solid gold and everyone knows it! Fortunately, it doesn’t have to break your bank. Valentine’s Day is about showing your significant other how much you care, appreciate, and love him or her. You can do all of that without spending a fortune,... Read More

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