Archive | August, 2013

A Little Insight on Your Federal Tax Returns

31. August 2013

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Federal tax returns continue to mystify many Americans. Unless you are a tax professional, you probably find yourself confused by some part of them or another. You might be asking yourself, “Do I really qualify for this?” or “How do I fill this part out?” or “What does this mean?” You are not alone. Mistakes […]

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Insurance—From the Traditional to the Weird

28. August 2013

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There are many types of insurance. We know a lot about some of them. For example, home insurance is for your home. Rental insurance is for the contents of the space you rent. Car insurance is for your car. Life insurance is for your life–or actually, it is money for your heirs when you die. […]

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What Happens if I am Denied Credit?

24. August 2013

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You finally decide to actually take up an offer from the salesperson to save 25% today when opening a credit card account. After checking your credit, you are denied. Big bummer! By law, if you are denied credit, you are allowed to receive a free credit report so you can see what is going on […]

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Gun Control

20. August 2013

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You hear a lot about gun control. However, what does that actually mean? Wikipedia states generally that “the term ‘gun control’ means any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to define, restrict, or limit the possession, production or modification, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of firearms.” Well, that certainly covers a lot of ground! President […]

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Florida Foreclosure News

15. August 2013

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Florida is still facing a high amount of home foreclosures. This detailed article from Sarasota Patch states that “Foreclosure filings were up 7 percent in June in Sarasota County from the previous month and 15 percent higher than in June 2012.” And the Sarasota Herald-Tribune states “Florida has more empty properties in foreclosure than any […]

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Hidden Fees That Are Costing You Money

10. August 2013

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Many Americans are paying hidden fees of all kinds that they do not even notice. Banks, credit card companies, subscription services, and more charge these types of fees. You might remember when Bank of America was going to charge a debit card fee for using your card in a certain way. Many people protested, which […]

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What Happens if I Don’t Pay My Taxes?

6. August 2013

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There are many consequences of not paying your taxes. Let’s start with income taxes. We all know that the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) is far-reaching in its power and we all deal with the taxman one-way or another every April. At least we should. What happens if we do not pay our taxes though? That […]

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