Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775
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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A pair of large dogs follow Donna Paul around her modest, two-story home in Elkins Park, keeping her company and offering a sense of comfort as she spends her days looking for a job. Reminders are everywhere that life for her and her three grown children -- they're between the ages of 17 and 24, and all live at home...
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First in an Ongoing Series At the age of 53, Jay Blum is starting over. For 30 years, the father of two grown children sold print ads for publications like Philadelphia Magazine and The Northeast Times. But in December, Blum's most recent employer, The News Gleaner, a community paper that covered the Northeast, shut down. For the first time since...
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On top of everything, tax refunds have increased for 2008 filers
Tax refunds have risen an average of $200 for people who have filed their 2008 tax returns early, the Internal Revenue Service reports. Part of the reason for the increase -- the IRS has made several changes aimed at helping taxpayers save money this year. Really? That's right. In an ongoing effort to make what has evolved into a burdensome...
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