How to Get Money Back from Western Union Scams

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Act Before May 31 to Get Your Money BackAlthough Western Union has served as a reliable method for rapidly sending money over long distances since the late 1800s, the service is also used by scammers with increasing frequency. This has resulted the settlement of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that Western Union had not been doing enough to protect consumers from these scammers. The FTC has...

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Why Your State Taxes Might Go Up

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What goes up must come down – when considering the effects of gravity. That principle doesn’t typically apply to federal or state taxes. In the rare cases where taxes do go down, other taxes tend to go up to compensate government coffers. Because state taxes are often linked to the federal tax code in different ways, changes in the federal tax law have ripple effects that are felt throughout...

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New Tax Laws Should Lower Your Odds of Being Audited

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The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) represents one of the biggest changes to the tax code in many years. Will the Internal Revenue Service be up to the challenge of enforcing these changes? For the last five years, the IRS has been examining fewer and fewer returns. In calendar year 2016, 1.1 million tax returns were audited (0.5 percent of all returns), down from approximately 1.7 million returns...

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Only 37% Of Millennials Have Retirement Accounts

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Who’s thinking about retirement when they’re young? Only about a third of millennials have retirement accounts. They’re typically not a priority for young workers – but they should be. That’s precisely the time to take the greatest advantage of compounding interest by contributing as much as your fledgling budget can afford. A new study from the University of Missouri suggests...

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