Wednesday, March 1

Don't Fall for Tax Time Scams

Scams occur all year round but some types of scams peak during tax season. The IRS publishes a list of the worst of the tax scams each year called the "Dirty Dozen." Many of these scams make the list year after year. This report highlights the several of the scams.

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(Video) Who's Using Your Netflix Account?

You may not be the only one... Scammers use malware and phishing emails to grab your Netflix account details from your PC and sell your account for cut-price subscriptions to unsuspecting subscribers.

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Technology Has Changed the Way We Work

Many people credit technological advances to job displacement. However, it also has led to innovation and increased access which has created jobs for individuals on the shared economy.

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Searching for a Facebook Customer Service Number? Don't.

Have you ever searched for a customer service number online? NPR's All Tech Considered while working on a story decided to search for Facebook Customer Service. Prominently displayed at the top of the Google search results was a phone number. That number will get you a person but not from Facebook.

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7 Simple Steps to the Best Checking Account

Life is a lot easier if you have a checking account. You can store your money, you get a debit card that is linked to your checking account, to be able to go online and make purchases, and you can even pay someone with a check if you don't have cash on you.

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(Video) Most Young People Don't Know When News Is Fake. Do You?

Young people are super fluent on digital technology, but why is it they can't tell the difference between real news and fake news. And can you? Learn to recognize fake news starting with this video, and then teach your kids.

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(Video) Kids Using Your Smartphone or Tablet? Beware In-App Purchases!

Most free apps feature in-app purchases. If your kids are using your device, they can rack up big bills quick and unintentional! Why wouldn't game companies add a feature to turn off in-app purchases? Of course, because that way they won't make money. This video helps you deal with unintentional in-app purchases.

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Turning 65 This Year? It's Time to Sign Up for Medicare

Are you turning 65 this year? Is a parent or grandparent? One important task to take care of in the months around that 65th birthday is enrolling in Medicare. You (or your relative) need to enroll during this initial enrollment period (IEP) if your plans fit either of these situations:

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It's Tax Time Again. These Tips Can Help.

Tax season. For many people those words mean it's time to complete an unpopular task. So whether you like to get this chore done as soon as possible or wait until the last minute, here are some tips, reminders, and other information to help you prepare your taxes.

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5 Financial New Years Resolutions You Should Definitely Consider

Each year millions of people plan and prepare to usher in the New Year with better habits, yet it is estimated that only 8% of individuals who set New Year's resolutions actually achieve them. If your finances are in need of improvement this year, consider the following simple and impactful resolutions:

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