IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD, scammers are looking for their next mark, and the billions of dollars in government benefits delivered during the pandemic created numerous opportunities for fraud. It’s not just money that con artists are after; they’re also trying to persuade you to share sensitive information they can use to steal your identity. Common targets for fraud:
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Weathering the Market's Turns
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Investing can be fun, but you need a brokerage account to do it. Fortunately, it’s easy to get started.
Talking Money With Your Spouse
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Start the Elder Care Conversation
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IRS TO END USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TO IDENTIFY TAXPAYERS
The IRS said it will suspend the use of facial recognition technology to authenticate people who create online accounts after the practice was criticized by privacy advocates and lawmakers.
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Professionals have a major piece of advice for those who traded cryptocurrency for the first time last year: Take your tax prep seriously.
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Freedom of Movement
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TAXING TIME: HOW THE PANDEMIC WILL AFFECT FILING YOUR TAXES
The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception.
NEW $40M IRS DEMAND RAINS ON PRINCE PARADE!
THE Internal Revenue Service is squawking that the estate of the late rock icon Prince is worth nearly twice what its administrator claimed — and now the agency is looking for payback!
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