Avoid Phishing Emails

 This video was published by the IRS. More than 90% of identity thefts and data breaches start with a phishing email. Phishing scams pose as a trusted company, maybe your bank, a favorite retailer, your tax software provider, or your state tax agency...even the IRS. Here's one way to recognize a scam. The phishing email [...]

Tax Scams by U.S. Mail

This video was published by the IRS. Identity thieves are determined to steal your information and your tax refund. Most use the internet or telephone; some even try to impersonate the IRS on social media. But did you know that you could also be targeted by mail? Many public documents and websites have information that scammers [...]

Teaching Teens About Credit

 Credit is a tool that needs practice to perfect, especially with teenagers. But it's important to expose them to credit young so they know how to use it effectively when they get older. If you find yourself in this situation, here's how to go about it step by step: Start with the "learner's permit" version [...]

How to Stop Stressing Over Money

 If finances make you stressed, you're not alone. Studies have shown that money is a top stress producer among Americans. But while you can't make it through life completely immune from this sort of stress, it is possible to significantly reduce it by following some key steps: Get Organized. Take a look at what items [...]

Mortgage Interest Deduction

 This video was published by the IRS. Do you have a mortgage or home equity loan? If so, you need to know that tax reform changes affect the tax deduction for mortgage interest. The first change is you can deduct interest only for loans that were used to buy, build, or substantially improve your main [...]