Make the Most of Your Financial Resolutions for 2016
What are your financial resolutions for 2016? Most people want to save more, spend less, and pay down debt, according to a recent survey from Fidelity. These are great financial goals, but making them a reality is not so easy. Why? First, the goals are vague—without a plan that has specific action steps, the goals will remain just nice ideas.
Filing Taxes Online for Free-What You Need to Know
A new year brings all sorts of ads saying the advertised service will enable you to file your income taxes online for free. Before you head to a particular site, remember these two things.
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Are You Ready for Native Advertising?
When conducting web searches, do you know how to tell the difference between search results that give you really helpful information and advertisements that may give you nothing useful at all (or try to sell you things)?
If you do, you're doing a lot better than most kids aged 12-15.
New Steps Announced to Combat Tax-Related Identity Theft & Fraud
Even though tax fraud has been around for years, it's becoming a bigger problem. Identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated and can use stolen personal and financial information to claim tax refunds. For example, if a criminal has your social security number, they could file a tax return and have a refund sent to them. You may not know that it has happened until you file your return and the IRS informs you that the refund was already made.
From the Archives
- What Is Renters Insurance and Should I Get It?
- Buying a New Car? Prepare for Sales Ploys That Can Cost You
- When You Give, Stay Alert for Crowdsourcing Scams
- The Real World of Mortgages
- Building and Maintaining Your Credit
- Seniors & Privacy: Information Specifically for Seniors
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:
The National Consumers League is America's oldest consumer organization, representing consumers and workers on marketplace and workplace issues since our founding in 1899. NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.
NCL is home to the LifeSmarts program, Child Labor Coalition, NCL's Fraud Center, and SOS Rx Coalition. NCL is a private 501(c)(3) membership organization.