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What If? Planning Documents You Need to Manage Life's Events

Life happens—and it can be unpredictable. Planning ahead, however, can help you and your family cope with the unexpected and manage the expected. Every adult, from young to older, should make the effort to plan. Having the following documents in order can ensure that your wishes are carried out and help avoid family confusion or conflict.

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Don't Get Caught by This Fake IRS Tax Form Scam

There is a new scam that is sending people fake tax forms related to the Affordable Care Act. It may come by email or by mail and indicates that the recipient underreported their 2014 income as it relates to Affordable Care Act coverage and they owe additional taxes. It includes a fake CP2000 notice for tax year 2015.

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Internet of Things: All of Your Devices Are at Risk of Scammers, Malware, ID Theft, Etc.

You already know that your home is becoming one big connected digital environment, right?

For example, you can now set room temperatures at home from work, so it is nice and toasty—or cool—when you get home. Nice!

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From the Archives

FoolProof's Top 238 Money Mistakes to Avoid in College

If we wanted to, we could probably come up with hundreds of ways college students throw away money. I know. I made a lot of mistakes when I was younger! Students are heading back to college now so let's focus on some of the main reasons why college can be a financially tough time for a lot of them.

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Who's Fighting For You?

Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.

This month's featured consumer group:

  • OMB Watch

    OMB Watch exists to increase government transparency and accountability; to ensure sound, equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies; and to protect and promote active citizen participation in our democracy.

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