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  • April 1, 2013

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday broadened a crackdown on tax related identity theft to include all 50 states, allowing local law enforcement officers limited access to IRS documents.

    Under the IRS program, police can gain some...

  • March 27, 2013

    It’s officially spring and time for your first financial checkup of 2013. This is an easy exercise to help you reach your goals for the year.

    As part of my...

  • March 21, 2013

    A fundamental goal of the federal bankruptcy laws enacted by Congress is to give debtors a financial "fresh start" from burdensome debts.

    According to Supreme Court 1934 decision:
    ‘It gives to the honest but...

  • March 20, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s spring, and as the old saying goes, a man’s (and woman’s) thoughts turn to romance.

    Your wedding plans could already be in full swing for a spring wedding...

  • March 19, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Spending money is easy, especially these days. Just give a credit or debit card number, set up an automatic bill payment or, if you must be old fashioned, write a...

  • March 19, 2013

    Your emergency fund should only be used for a large unexpected expense for which you have not otherwise budgeted.

    Typically the main purpose is to support some level of reduced living expenses in case you...

  • March 15, 2013

    For many Americans, the health reform law passed in 2010 will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.

    And even though the big changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care don't start until 2014, the tax impact starts...

  • March 14, 2013

    Hmm, that’s a tough one to answer because it can be so different for each individual.

    One rule of thumb bantered about is to have 10-15 times your salary in life insurance. So if you make $100,000 per year, then you should have about $1...

  • March 13, 2013

    Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but we'll call Pi Day a close second. This semi-official day celebrates the mathematical constant of pi, or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Because pi is approximately...

  • March 12, 2013

    If you’re predisposed to “liking” a lot of things on Facebook, watch out:

    You could be opening the vault for anyone to take a look, figure out your interests and act accordingly.

    By “act accordingly,” that could mean...