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Business Management

Don’t Guess When It Comes to Worker Classifications
The classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors is one of the most...
Health Care Reform and Your Small Business
When the Affordable Care Act was first passed, many small-business owners were concerned about...

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College Savings

Financial Fitness for Freshmen
As you get ready to go away to college for the first time, this is a good time to expand your...
Financing a Return to College
You've advanced on the job, but you think that finishing or enhancing your college degree would...

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Credit and Debt Management

Make a Rewarding Credit Card Choice
You're ready to sign up for a new credit card that seems to promise a host of appealing rewards....
Pump Up Your Credit Score
Are you looking for a way to lower the interest you pay on a mortgage, car loan, credit card...

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Homeownership and Mortgage


Identity Theft

Guard Against Tax Return ID Theft
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and tax refund fraud caused by...
Identity Theft Can Happen to Children Too
If your child begins to receive offers for preapproved credit cards, it may strike you as...

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Insurance

Medical Coverage While Traveling Overseas
The summer vacation season may be winding down, but thousands of people travel overseas each day...
Deciphering Health Insurance Requirements
You can't put it off any longer: As of Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all...

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Personal Finance

Resolving Financial Concerns for Stepfamilies
Roughly 1,300 new stepfamilies are formed every day, according to the Stepfamily Foundation. And...
Thoughtful, Inexpensive Ways to Say “I Love You”
Love may be in the air, and, apparently, so are budgets. The National Retail Federation says...

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Retirement Savings and Management

IRA Early Withdrawal Exceptions
Choosing to make an early withdrawal from your IRA can be a costly move, resulting in...
Planning for Retirement Has Many Taxing Issues
Individuals today have much greater responsibility in funding their retirement plans – a...

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Tax

Appealing an IRS Decision
Many people do not know what to do if they disagree with an IRS determination about their taxes....
The Ins and Outs of Filing a Tax Extension
Sometimes April 15 rolls around faster than expected. Despite the best of intentions,...

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