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Oct 05, 2018

8 Warning Signs Your Timeshare Agent is a Crook

warning sign Do you own a timeshare property you'd like to sell? There are legitimate real estate brokers who can help you, but watch out for scammers as well.

Oct 30, 2018

What to Do If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

umbrella over thumbprint with padlock Are you a victim of identity theft? Here is what you need to do if your identity is stolen.

Oct 05, 2018

Do You Need to Remove the Freeze on Your Equifax Credit Report?

credit card frozen in ice Removing the freeze on your Equifax credit report will require a custom PIN, and if you lost your PIN or need a new one, here is how to get a new PIN

Jan 02, 2018

What Is a Wash Sale?

wash sale Say you hold an investment in a taxable account and you sell it for a loss. Can you use that loss to lower your taxes?

Jan 02, 2018

When the IRS Wants You

audit by irs, being audited by irs and no receipt, audited Getting audited by the IRS? Ric Edelman discusses the types of IRS audits and what they mean for you. For more personal finance news, subscribe to our newsletters.

Oct 05, 2018

What You Need to Know About the New Tax Law

couple reviewing new tax law The new tax law is in effect and it includes some of the biggest changes in the last 30 years. Here's what you need to know.

Oct 25, 2018

Why Paying Capital Gains Taxes on Your Mutual Funds Isn't So Bad

Paying capital gains taxes on a mutual funds is not as bad as it seems. We explain why.

Oct 05, 2018

What's a 702(j)? It's Not a Retirement Account

what is a 702(j) account written on a sticky note Explanation of a 702(j) account or 7702 plan. The 702(j) is an expensive life insurance policy and not a retirement plan, despite being advertised that way.

Aug 25, 2014

Too Many Passwords to Juggle?

Whenever hackers break into a company’s computer system it’s a reminder to change your passwords. Learn about password manager programs and password strength.

Sep 12, 2018

Avoiding Affinity Fraud

Some investment pitches are so obviously bogus they’re laughable, but what if someone you know makes you an offer that sounds like a sure winner? You might act on it based solely on trust, without vetting the person or product being touted. Many who...