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What Do You Need to Know About the "Heartbleed" Bug?

By now you've probably heard of the "Heartbleed" security bug that may affect many of the web servers on the Internet. What is the impact of this bug? That's what makes it scary to some people. While the bug has existed for quite some time, affected servers can't tell if hackers exploited it. If hackers did, they might have gotten usernames, passwords, or other personal information.

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How Your Credit Can Cost You $100K… Really!

 


By Will from Holland

A few years ago, when I was living in the Caribbean, I met this guy while surfing.

His name was Mack, a nice guy in his twenties, from LA. He was studying in Puerto Rico to become a doctor. We caught a few waves together, had a chat, and became friends quickly.

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How to Pay Less Tax Legally and Boost Your Savings

April 2014

Everyone who pays income taxes would like to pay as little as legally possible. Most of us would also like to save more. In 2014, why not use some of the tax deductions and credits that you qualify for to help lower your tax bill? Then use the money you’ve freed up to maximize your savings. The IRS and tax experts note that many people who qualify for the deductions and credits identified in this report fail to take them. Here are some strategies that may work for you in 2014. Be sure to consult your tax advisor about those which look promising for you.

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Don't Have Health Insurance Yet? March 31 is the Deadline

3/28/14

The Open Enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act ends on March 31, 2014. If you are required to have health insurance and don't get it by March 31, then you won't be able to get private individual insurance from your state's Health Insurance Marketplace or directly from an insurance company until open enrollment begins for 2015. If you start the application process on Healthcare.gov but can't complete it by Monday March 31st, you will be allowed to complete it. The penalty in 2014 for not having insurance is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, up to a maximum of $285 or 1 percent of income, whichever is higher.

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Beware of Extensive Phone Fraud Scam Targeting Taxpayers

On March 20th, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reported that this is the “largest ever” phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers. The scammers have collected over $1 million from the thousands of victims.

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