7 TV Characters Living in Tax Nightmares

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7 TV Characters Living in Tax Nightmares

7 TV Characters Living in Tax Nightmares

For many people, filing taxes feels like a terrible annual chore, but it’s often a relatively short-lived one. Once you have all your paperwork, you send your tax return to the Internal Revenue Service, maybe wait for a refund, and then you don’t have to deal with it again until the next year. On the... Read More

What’s In Your Favorite Super Hero’s Wallet?

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What’s In Your Favorite Super Hero’s Wallet?

What’s In Your Favorite Super Hero’s Wallet?

There was once a time where Hollywood produced a movie about a super hero every year or two, but now there seems to be one or two super hero movies in theaters at any given time. And, since there are hundreds of credit cards offered for people of nearly every hobby, interest, and profession, there has... Read More

What to Do When You Get in a Crash with an Uninsured Driver

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What to Do When You Get in a Crash with an Uninsured Driver

What to Do When You Get in a Crash with an Uninsured Driver

Auto insurance is compulsory in every U.S. state except New Hampshire. To legally drive a vehicle, motorists must carry their state’s minimum requirements. But not every driver follows the letter of the law. In fact, back in 2011, the Insurance Research Council found roughly 1 in 7 drivers on the road does not have any... Read More

Can Improving Your Credit Actually Be Fun?

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Can Improving Your Credit Actually Be Fun?

Can Improving Your Credit Actually Be Fun?

Your credit is one of the most important things in your life. Just like you might use your blood pressure or body weight as an indicator of your physical health, your credit (including your credit report and credit score) is an indicator of your financial health. But there’s a problem: People often don’t like talking... Read More

The Balancing Act: Are You Taking Too Much Risk With Your Money?

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The Balancing Act: Are You Taking Too Much Risk With Your Money?

The Balancing Act: Are You Taking Too Much Risk With Your Money?

Portfolio rebalancing is simply the buying and selling investments in a portfolio to make the current asset allocation match the original asset allocation. Asset allocation is the mix and weightings of investments that make up your portfolio. The two primary asset classes are equities (stocks) and fixed income (bonds). Generally, stocks are more volatile, and... Read More

Some White Borrowers May Get Refunds in a Racial Discrimination Settlement. Here’s Why.

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Some White Borrowers May Get Refunds in a Racial Discrimination Settlement. Here’s Why.

Some White Borrowers May Get Refunds in a Racial Discrimination Settlement. Here’s Why.

Even under normal circumstances, racial discrimination can be hard to spot. Identifying discrimination in car purchases and loans is particularly challenging, however – auto dealers don’t have to log the ethnicity of borrowers, and car loan terms are often bargained as part of a complex transaction.  Still, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau promised to be... Read More

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