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Saturday January 20, 2018

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Savvy Living
Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother's home-care bills? My mother is recovering from a stroke and...
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Washington News
On January 9, the IRS released a warning to tax professionals in IR-2018-2 after receiving numerous reports of heightened fraud activity. The reports reveal that cybercriminals are sending emails posing as potential clients or the IRS in an effort to lure sensitive client data from tax practitioners. In recent days, tax professionals have contacted the IRS after receiving fraudulent emails from cyber thieves posing as potential clients. The thief will often send an introductory email followed by a second email containing a phishing link, or an attached document containing a phishing link, claiming his or her tax data is enclosed. If clicked, the link or attachment could install malware on the tax professional's computer and enable the cybercriminal to gain access to the practitioner's client accounts and sensitive data. After several data breaches last year, the IRS is cautioning tax practitioners to be on high alert this tax filing season. Cybercriminals may attempt to use illegally obtained client data to impersonate taxpayers and file fraudulent returns to obtain tax refunds. In the past, criminals have been able to collect tax payers' names, Social Security numbers and email...
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Personal Planner
Trusts can be quite useful for protecting children. However, for some children, the trust serves an additional function:...
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