Personal Finance

“Once the scammer has established trust with the target, they unveil a money problem,” Bernardo said. “They might need money to come visit or they might have a sick relative; it can range.” Other types of Valentine’s Day ruses include phony florists asking for your credit card information or e-cards directing you to suspicious sites,
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Another recent report, by Champlain College, surveyed states’ effectiveness at producing financially literate high school graduates. Only five states received an A — Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia — and 30 percent of states were graded either D or F. Personal finance lessons are more important than ever for students, said Annamaria Lusardi, academic
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Rather than panicking and making drastic moves, revisit your goals with your financial advisor and make sure that your asset allocation reflects your longer-term goals. “You still want to save for retirement on a consistent basis, but take a pulse,” said Brad Sherman, president of Sherman Wealth Management in Gaithersburg, Maryland. “This is a long-term
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“If you have the housing, you’re taking advantage of assets you already have to get into a business,” said Mark Luscombe, principal federal tax analyst at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Pass-through entities are businesses that don’t pay the corporate income tax. Instead, the profits are passed through to the business owner, who reports that
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