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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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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

Thoughtful, Inexpensive Ways to Say “I Love You”
Love may be in the air, and, apparently, so are budgets. The National Retail Federation says...
5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid This Year
Are you satisfied with the financial decisions you made in 2014? If you’re not so sure, this is...

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Retirement Savings and Management

Don't Make These Common IRA Mistakes
About 40 percent of U.S. households - nearly 50 million - own individual retirement accounts...
Five Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Secure Retirement
About 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until around 2030. If you're part of that group...

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Tips for Organizing Your Tax Records
Maintaining and securing records of your personal information is vital for getting your...
Do Not Overlook These Five Tax Deductions
Did you run up expenses searching for a new job in 2014? Or did you use your car while helping...

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