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Time on your tax return

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The IRS estimates that the average taxpayer spends 13 hours preparing a tax return. This estimate includes record keeping, tax planning, form submission, and other related activities.  ..

The cost of keeping paper

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Studies show that, on average, 80 percent of a company’s documents are never accessed again. Yet companies expend resources to store documents. Save money by adopting a document retention sc ..

Will you or won't you

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The majority of Americans do not have a will. Age and assets are key factors in explaining why not. (c) Can Stock Photo / zimmytws ( Older Am ..

Debt collection follows identity theft among top complaints

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Debt collection follows identity theft among the top complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Third-party debt collection became a burgeoning industry in the wake of the savings and loan  ..

What triggers the urge to get organized

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
After tax season is over, I often hear people say “Next year’s going to be different. I’m going to be organized.” I've also heard people say "I need to get organized before ..

Organize your home office day

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Today is Organize Your Home Office Day. Home offices have become a fixture in American households--one in four households has a home office--so it's only fitting to celebrate. CDB Research & C ..

Who has estate-planning documents in place

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 01, 2013
While most Americans (60 percent) believe that all adults should have a will and estate-planning documents in place, only 44 percent report that they currently have these documents in place. Worse ..

To file or not to file

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Ask yourself these questions before filing any item: Will I ever need to reference this item? Is there another way I can get this information? The likely answer to the first question is  ..

Moving on

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
People who changed residences: 11.6% People who moved more than 500 miles typically moved for employment-related reasons: 43.9% People who moved less than 50 miles typically moved for hous ..

Medical identity theft statistics

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Landmark studies* by the Ponemon Institute estimate the average cost of medical identity theft per victim is $20,663. Victims first learn about the medical identity theft upon receipt of ..

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