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Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 2

Yesterday we took our first look at some basic, no-nonsense steps you can take to lower your tax bill. Here are a few more tips to help ensure you aren’t overpaying come tax time:

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Simple Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill — Part 1

Here’s a look at several simple things you can do to lower your taxes—and avoid getting into hot water with the IRS:

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What Is a ‘MyRA’ and How Does It Work? [VIDEO]

If you listened to the President during his State of The Union Speech you may recall the part about  'MyRA'. Just what is a MyRA and how can it help you? Will it be a successful program?

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Why You Should Beware of Tax-Refund Loans

It takes at least a few days, sometimes longer, to receive your refund after you've filed your taxes with the IRS. Some people, though, just can't seem to wait. This almost certainly is a bad decision.

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Watch ‘Wealth Inequity in America’ – Video About American Financial Situation Goes Viral

Think that the wealth in the United States is fairly evenly distributed?  A video produced back in November of 2012 and has just gone viral in the last 24 hours (March 3-4, 2013) tell a very different and stark story.

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5 Quick Facts So You Finally Know What a 401(k) Is

We all kind of know what a 401(k) is. It’s retirement money. But beyond that, what actually isa 401(k)? These aren’t the things we discuss with our parents around the dinner table before we’re thrust out into the working world.

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Evicted 101-Year-Old Woman Finally Has Her Home Back

Detroit woman Texana Hollis was evicted from the home her late husband bought over 60 years ago last September when her son failed to pay property taxes linked to a reserve mortgage.

Two days after she was kicked to the curve, HUD, the federal agency who did the kicking, reversed course and decided the 101-year-old could move her stuff back into her home. The only problem was the house had been condemned in her absence, and now nobody was allowed to live in it.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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Is It Smarter to Rent or Buy a House? — Dollars and Sense

The collapse of the housing market has led to historically low interest rates on mortgages, leading many renters to wonder if now is a good time to purchase a home.

If you’re mulling it over, consider this: new research says that in most areas, buying is now cheaper than renting.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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Proposed Housing Rule May Mean You Won’t Be Able to Afford Your Dream Home — Dollars and Sense

If you had to put 20 percent down to buy a house, would you be able to do so?

A new study from the Center for Responsible Lending at the University of North Carolina says most people wouldn’t — and it could have dramatic and negative effects on the struggling housing market.

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Are You Worried About Your Financial Future? — Survey of the Day

Most people are at least a little shaky about what the future holds when it comes to their money, but it looks like now is the time people are more fearful of their financial security. According to a new survey from Gallup, Americans are more worried about their economic future than they have been at any point over the last 20 years.

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