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Scam Alert: Being Billed for Fake Debt

From AARP, Written by Sid Kirchheimer is the author of Scam-Proof Your Life, published by AARP Books/Sterling. Like thousands of other retirement-age Americans who have been contacted by debt collectors, Kuen-An Liu didn’t owe anything. Someone named David had used Liu’s phone number to fraudulently obtain a credit card. And after $8,500 in unpaid charges were run up, the 67-year-old AARP member… Read more »

2015 Year-End Tax Planning Basics

From Jamie Kresge of the Abington Financial Group  As the end of the 2015 tax year approaches, set aside some time to evaluate your situation and consider potential opportunities. Effective year-end planning depends on a good understanding of both your current circumstances and how those circumstances might change next year. Basic strategies Consider whether there’s an… Read more »

Saving a Buck

From AARP Bulletin, written by: Sid Kirchheimer Rx Relief  Paying more for your meds? If your prescriptions aren’t among the popular generics that sell for as little as $4 for a month’s supply, try these ways to save: Print coupons and compare prices in your area at websites GoodRx, LowestMed, and OptimizeRx. Ask your pharmacist… Read more »

Get the Biggest Benefit

From AARP Bulletin, written by Jane Bryant Quinn Are you wringing all the money you can out of Social Security? Based on my rader mail, I worry that some of you are losing out. Here are quick answers to the questions I get the most. What can you apply for? Retirement benefits, based on your… Read more »

5 Bad Money Moves

These are some of the worst investments and financial products you can sink your money into, by Allan Roth, AARP The Magazine, April/May 2014 When we watch Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life broker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s easy to think that we’d never fall for the cold-call pitches that Leo and his minions use to… Read more »

Does Facebook Make You Spend More Money?

Source from AARP, by Jean Chatzky, AARP, February 14, 2014 Heavy use of the social network goes hand-in-hand with impulse spending, researchers say Does Facebook make you spend more money? I’m not talking about the sort of spending you do to upgrade your phone or tablet to improve your Facebook user experience. I’m talking about the impulse-buying, credit card bill-inflating, buyer’s… Read more »

Top Ten Things to Waste Your Money On

Source from AARP, by Jeff Yeager, AARP, March 19, 2014 Expensive or not, think twice before spending your hard-earned dollars on these items Handbags The consensus among the women who responded on Facebook was that a new handbag offers the allure of promising to make you more stylish and more organized. “Purses! And I’m talking expensive ones, too!”… Read more »

Scam Alert! Criminals Impersonating Government Agencies

Source from: Nicole Vincent Fleming, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission  According to the Federal Trade Commission, criminals are impersonating law firms, judges and court officials by tricking citizens into thinking they owe a substantial amount of money in the form of an unpaid loan. The letters received in the mail look official, especially if they… Read more »