Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #6

This is the sixth in a series of best practices reminding taxpayers to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves. Best Practices #6: Be Cautious When Using Public Wireless Networks. Public Wi-Fi hotspots are convenient but often not secure. Tax or...

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Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #5

This is the fifth in a series of best practices reminding taxpayers to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves. Best Practices #5: Avoid E-mail Phishing Attempts.  First, understanding what “phishing” is.  Phishing is when thieves attempt to...

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Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #4

This is the fourth in a series of best practices reminding taxpayers to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves. Best Practices #4: Using Security Software and Understanding Its Benefits. The benefits of using security software are many.  It...

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Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #3

This is the third in a series of best practices reminding taxpayers to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves. Best Practices #3: Use Stronger Passwords. Use passwords of eight or more characters, mixing letters, numbers and special characters....

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Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #2

Second in a series.  These best practices are part of the effort of the many states, other tax agencies and the IRS in reminding taxpayers to protect themselves from scammers, hackers and identity thieves. Best Practices #2: Use Only Secure Wireless Networks. A...

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Fighting Identity Theft: Best Practices #1

This week we will be sharing best practices taxpayers can follow to protect their tax and financial information.  Identity theft is on the rise and protecting yourself from such crime should be a top priority as the time and cost involved to repair the damage could be...

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Year End Charitable Giving

As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to an end, many will be thinking about their charitable giving as part of their end-of-year financial planning strategy.  For many philanthropists, giving is a way to support their favorite charities and causes while...

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Hamilton: An American Musical (A Review)

Did you know that founding father Alexander Hamilton was the one who established the nation’s financial system?  Appointed by George Washington as the first Secretary of the Treasury, he established a national bank, funded states’ debts, imposed tariffs on...

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Travel Hacking

Travel Hacking Travel Hacking seems to be the craze these days.  The idea behind it is to collect frequent flyer miles and hotel points from credit cards that offer these types of rewards that one can later use to travel for free.  Many have earned miles without...

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