Top 10 Tax Scams

It starts with your phone ringing — the most prevalent tax scam making the rounds this year. The caller claims to be from the IRS and demands your money NOW. Don’t think you’re the only one singled out for this tactic; aggressive, threatening phone scams occur regularly across the country. But, scamming also happens via email, U.S. mail or in person.

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5 Security Strategies for College-bound Students

If you are a college-bound student or the parent of one, you know computers and mobile devices are must-have tools for academic and social activities. But do you know the best ways to stay safe surfing, shopping, banking and socializing online?

College dorm: Students moving in

Study these tips to keep your personal information personal and protect your stuff while you’re away from home.

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Should My Spouse and I File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Whether it’s something as simple as picking a restaurant or as complex as deciding whether to have children, marriage requires lots of mutual decision-making.

Financial advice

Couples who tie the knot will have another choice to add to that growing list next tax season, as they can either file joint or separate returns. This choice can affect the amount of taxes they owe or the size of their refunds.

Here’s a closer look at these two options and how to determine which filing status is best for you and your spouse.

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For Single Moms: Juggling College Costs and Retirement Savings

A quick tip from Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

The cost of college has risen exponentially over the past few decades. If you’re a single mom, it may seem impossible to save for both college and retirement. When it comes to which matters most, put yourself first. Why? Because there are plenty of options to help get your kids to college, but there aren’t loans or scholarships to help you retire securely.  Continue reading

Having Tough Money Talks With Loved Ones

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®

No matter how tight a bond you may have with your loved ones, it can still be challenging to talk to them about sensitive financial topics. After all, money is often regarded as a taboo subject. Even worse: disagreements about financial matters can potentially strain your closest relationships.

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