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  • What to do about retirement account ID theft. Criminals armed with a flood of data stolen in recent data breaches are newly targeting consumers where it might hurt most: their retirement accounts.   The lucrative crime of brokerage account takeovers isn’t new, but it…
  • How the standard tax deduction could cost you. Most people take the standard deduction, according to IRS data, but tax pros warn that if you’re not careful, taking the standard deduction could actually stick you with a larger tax bill. When the standard…
  • How to challenge a nursing home eviction notice. ■ Before a nursing home discharges or transfers a patient who wants to stay in the home, it must send a written discharge notice to the resident, the resident’s designated representative and the state’s long-term-care…
  • Last-minute tax relief for millions of homeowners. Call it buried tax treasure for homeowners: Deep inside the behemoth 654-page bipartisan budget bill recently signed into law by President Trump are little-noticed extensions of key tax-code benefits that expired in 2016 but now…
  • Senate moves to roll back bank rules. U.S. senators are planning to mark the 10th anniversary of Wall Street’s meltdown this year with a gift to the nation’s banks: a bill that would unravel regulations put in place after the crisis. Lawmakers…
  • Cómo ahorrar dinero en la gasolinera. Aunque los precios del combustible todavía no alcanzaron niveles récord, todavía puedes encontrar cómo pagar menos Con los precios del combustible que alcanzan niveles altos multianuales y las inquietudes sobre la reducción en la producción…
  • 4 signs you shouldn't do your own tax return. Some taxpayers are lucky to have simple tax situations. If all you have is a W-2 from your employer and maybe a 1099-INT from your bank savings account, then you can use the simplified Form 1040EZ…
  • How banks could control gun sales if Washington won't. What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new…

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