Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
The downturn in the economy has taken a toll on everyone, but retired senior citizens are often hardest hit by a recession because they generally live on fixed incomes. Earnings on retirement-plan investments may have declined sharply due to drops in stock prices and interest rates. How to help your retired parents or other relatives weather a recession? Here are...
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Now that the tax man has been paid -- you did pay him, right? If not, ignore this column until later and start thinking of your excuses -- there's another fiscal matter that seems to be afflicting more and more consumers these days, notably those who never had such a problem: Dealing with debt collections. To fall behind on debt...
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Those extra coins really do add up
Think you're the only one who needs to exercise? How about those greenbacks in your wallet? It's always a good idea to spend your money wisely, but during tough economic times, this smart step is even more important. Which is why the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers these tips on how to get the most out of every...
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As the stock market goes through gyrations rarely if ever seen before on Wall Street, maybe it's time for investors and bill-payers to rethink that budget first formed when banks didn't have "for sale" signs on them, and "banker's hours" were to be envied, not applied to time spent at the unemployment office. That free toaster when you opened a...
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Taxpayers dread the prospect of facing an IRS audit. You can, however, take steps to minimize the likelihood that you'll be audited -- or ensure a more positive experience if you are, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. What's it all about? In an audit, the IRS contacts the taxpayer to verify some of the information contained...
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