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Three ways to spot a tax-related scam

For a timely story relating to data breaches, focus your reporting on tax-related scams, which increasingly threaten consumers’ financial security. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a “dirty dozen”

Many Americans make savings one of their New Year's resolutions. This data should jump-start a business story. ("Attack of the Piggy banks" image by "Low Jianwei" via flickr, CC B Y 2.0)

Finally, new ways to save for an emergency

Seven in 10 Americans don’t have the money to pay for a $400 emergency, as reported in this January 2019 blog. An appreciable number (29%) tap retirement plans and pay

A freelancer’s guide to collecting payments

One of the hard truths about freelancing is that some clients don’t often pay on time, if at all. And because there isn’t a payroll or human resources department to

Helping readers understand fiduciaries

Financial advisors who act in your best interest seems like a no-brainer, right? But there is an ongoing debate on how to regulate the financial service industry. In 2015, President Barack

6 things to check in that proxy statement

Proxy statements are a gold mine for business journalists. The amount of information available is amazing and includes material not available in other financial filings. Here are some areas to

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