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by Lily Grace The Internal Revenue Service has compiled a “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, and, needless to say, it’s scary. The annual list highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax filing season. Here’s the list of tax scams you could encounter: Phishing: Be on guard against fake emails or…

by Michael J. Swanson There’s no time like a new year to take a fresh step toward earning real financial freedom. Like so many Americans, you may be living with credit card debt or feeling discouraged about saving for college or retirement. No one is immune. There are many challenges to balancing life’s budget. Sometimes it feels so overwhelming that…

For children Halloween is filled with zombies, princesses, and the quest for candy but for parents it also presents extra safety hazards. While parents do their best to protect their children every day, Halloween can raise issues that aren’t always top of mind. Take special precaution tonight to keep your children safe from the weather, drivers, and the goodies they…

By Leah F. Walsh An online article earlier this year claimed that millennials spend more on their daily coffee than they spend on investing in their retirement. It’s hardly surprising that this claim quickly spread like wildfire throughout the Internet community. It seems that millennials have captured the attention of everyone these days—from investors to employers—and it’s easy to understand…

By Shelly White Online vacation rentals and homestay networks are extremely popular right now, as they allow travelers to rent great residential places in which they can feel at home wherever they go. These residential properties have been known to be very reasonable price-wise when compared with hotel stays, as well as very comfortable and convenient. While the renter is…

By John Bair For many people who have family members with special physical needs, finding ways for them to relieve pain, improve their mobility and to improve how they feel is often a major priority. Some have turned to yoga for these major physical benefits. The New York Post recently featured a story in which an 86-year-old woman discovered the…

By Eric Chaffin The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is fed up with drunk driving. The agency wants to do more to prevent drunk drivers from causing highway accidents. With over 10,000 people killed every year, they are pushing for the development and implementation of “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS),” safety technology that can help detect a…

By J.R. Whaley While parents have had to deal with, and attempt to successfully raise, teenagers for eons, no previous generation of parents has ever had to do so when faced with the challenges of social media. Selfies. Likes. Thumbs up. Check-ins. Emojis. Stories. It can be exhausting trying to understand, much less manage, all of the facets of social…

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