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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

Get Out of Debt (and Stay Out)
Are you carrying a large amount of debt? On average, American households have about $15,000 of...
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....

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Homeownership and Mortgage


Identity Theft

Fraud Prevention for Seniors
While seniors make up 11 percent of the population, they represent 30 percent of consumer fraud...
Guard Against Tax Return ID Theft
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and tax refund fraud caused by...

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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

Don't Fight Over Finances
When couples argue, what are they most likely fighting about? You may not be surprised to learn...
Who’s Teaching Your Kids about Money?
If you take the time to teach your children about money, that’s fantastic. If you’re not, know...

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Retirement Savings and Management

Don’t Let Unexpected Costs Ruin Your Retirement
Determining how much you’ll need in retirement for housing, food, and other fixed expenses may...
Tips for Couples on Managing Social Security Benefits
About 59 million people receive Social Security benefits, according to the Social Security...

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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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