5 Simple Steps To Avoid Tax Return Fraud

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Tax time worries are the same every year: finding the right paperwork, meeting the deadline. But there’s a troubling threat to tax returns that you should keep in mind.

It’s a form of fraud where identity thieves obtain your personal information, file a phony return, then pocket your …keep reading

Kick-Start Savings During America Saves Week

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In 1975, the average American squirreled away 17% of his take-home pay. In the four decades since, that number has plummeted to 6%, according to the Federal Reserve.

For most, that’s not nearly enough to plan for retirement or cope with a financial emergency, say experts. That’s why …keep reading

6 Hacks To Help You Save On Gas

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When it comes to gas prices, what goes down inevitably creeps back up again. Fuel prices have recently been edging higher and are expected to climb further in 2017, according to price tracker GasBuddy. Fortunately, you can fight back by being a bit more strategic about when, where and how …keep reading

Quiz: What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

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Along with savings on tax software and commercials promising the biggest refunds, tax season also offers many opportunities to spend that money, from furniture and electronics sales to car and plane-ticket deals. According to research by economists Christian Broda and Jonathan Parker, many households take advantage of these …keep reading