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According to Conway’s research, Louisiana’s in-migration was greatly impacted in the post-Katrina period. “We saw a big dropoff in their migration in the five years to follow,” she said. “I would think there would be a similar dropoff after Irma.” Comparatively, after a series of hurricanes pummeled the Sunshine State in 2004-2005, including Charley and
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The stunning data breach recently disclosed by Equifax, one of the nation’s top three credit reporting agencies, has imperiled millions of consumers, opening them up to identity theft, monetary losses and colossal headaches. Equifax investors are also shouldering the burden associated with the company’s apparently lax security practices. Since disclosing the breach, Equifax’s stock has
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Lying is never the way to go. However, understanding why candidates lie can help correct the problem, said Dan Schawbel, author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. “Even though the economy might be doing better in terms of unemployment, there’s still a skills gap,” said Schawbel, adding that there are currently 6.2
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Each state has its own requirements to prove residency, so check the details. For starters, make sure you change your driver’s license, mailing address and tax return address. “One big mistake people make is they have their income tax return go to the wrong state,” Scroggin said. “The federal government and the states share that
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Taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irma are getting a reprieve from meeting certain filing deadlines. The Internal Revenue Service announced today that individuals who make quarterly estimated tax payments have until Jan. 31, 2018 to make the payments that would have been due this Friday, Sept. 15, and Jan. 16, 2018. Additionally, if you filed for
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Stephen Yang | Reuters Olga Teakell, on right, and her family clean her mobile home after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, September 11, 2017. Alternatively, CharityNavigator has released a list of its highly rated organizations that are providing relief to Irma victims and will continue updating it. Also remember that donations
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Tami Chappell | Reuters Credit reporting company Equifax corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2017. Even without a reliable answer there, the outlook isn’t good for consumers worried about keeping their personal details safe. Data breaches reached an all-time high in 2016, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, and during the
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The CreditCards.com survey, conducted in mid-August, shows that that consumers with lower incomes are less likely to attend sporting events. Among respondents, 26 percent have incomes under $30,000 compared with 49 percent who earn more than $75,000. Older consumers also are less likely to head to a stadium, with just 21 percent of people age
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