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  • Check with your HR/benefits department to see if your employer offers a 401(k) match program where they add onto your retirement savings. If they do, think of it like a free money bonus for your...
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  • Paying taxes is frustrating enough, but paying to pay your taxes makes it feel even worse! If you're getting a head start on filing your 2010 taxes, you'll want to consider some free filing options....
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  • Since the tax laws for IRA conversions changed in 2010, now is as good a time as ever to consider which type of investment will make the most money for you in the long run.

    The basic types of...
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  • It's fun to get a tax refund each year, but really you are just getting your money back from the government who has been keeping it (and keeping the interest you should have gained) all year long....
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