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    Banking & Savings

    How To Fill Out A Check

    Writing a check is a common occurrence in most people’s finances. It can be a little confusing if you have never done it before. For this reason, this article is constructed to help you to successfully fill out checks. There are a few basic parts on a check. In the following sections, they will be…

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    Banking & Savings

    How To Find Out Your Credit Score

    Many people are unaware of how important it is to know their credit score and what is on their credit report. You should check you credit report at least once every year. This ensures that you know every account on your credit report is accurate. You can also have a peace of mind knowing that…

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    Banking & Savings

    How To Choose A Money Market Account

    It is best to start investing as early in life as you are able to do so. It’s often been said that you should pay yourself first and it’s a great piece of advice to save even the smallest amount first, and then invest later. If you start this way first, the smallest amounts will…

  • Taxpayers to face Obamacare tax credit glitches
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    Taxpayers to face Obamacare tax credit glitches

    The bad Affordable Care Act news is that millions who got a government subsidy to help pay for that coverage could face unwelcome tax surprises at filing time. Among the health care law’s many new provisions is the premium tax credit. In most states, anyone making under 400 percent of the federal poverty level can get some type of subsidy.

  • Auto loan rates for Jan. 22, 2018
    Banking & Savings

    Auto loan rates for Jan. 22, 2018

    Rates on auto loans were mostly unchanged this week, according to Bankrate’s latest survey of interest rates. The average rate for a 60-month new car loan ticked up 1 basis point to 4.08 percent. For the second straight week, the average rates for 48-month and 36-month new car loans held at 4.04 percent and 4.02 percent, respectively.

  • Tax-News.com: Thailand's New Inheritance Tax Gets Cabinet Approval
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    Tax-News.com: Thailand’s New Inheritance Tax Gets Cabinet Approval

    A draft inheritance tax bill was approved by Thailand’s Cabinet on November 18 and is expected to be in effect around the middle of next year. Despite previous indications that the tax might be introduced with graduated rates, dependent on the value of bequests, it has now been confirmed that there will be a fixed rate of up to ten percent with a threshold of THB50m (USD1.5m), below which tax would not be payable.

  • Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional
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    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    (AP) — An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation’s worst state employee pension crisis violates the state constitution, deciding in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the landmark overhaul. "We’re confident the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold this urgently needed law that squarely addresses the most pressing fiscal crisis of our time," Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman said in a statement.

  • Myanmar to open its first stock market
    Banking & Savings

    Myanmar to open its first stock market

    Myanmar (Burma) will open its first-ever stock market later this year, the deputy finance minister says. "We are ready to start it in October," Maung Maung Thein said. He also said that stock exchange licences will be issued to companies soon. "The Securities Exchange Commission will issue licences to the stock companies.

  • Preapproval's the Secret for Not Dinging Your Credit Score
    Banking & Savings

    Preapproval’s the Secret for Not Dinging Your Credit Score

    Filed under: Credit Cards, Credit Reports, Credit Score Cassandra Hubbart/AOL The almighty FICO score has a big impact on how we make financial decisions, and for good reason. If you are incredibly wealthy (and have, for example, your own radio show and millions in the bank), than you can safely ignore your FICO. If you pay on time and don’t max out your credit cards, than you will have a good score.

  • Tax Season: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction
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    Tax Season: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction

    Filed under: Taxes, Personal Finance, IRS, Tax Deductions, Tax Laws Radius Images/AlamySeveral requirements must be met for your workspace to be considered a legitimate home office. Doing the Math There are two types of expenses that go into calculating the home office deduction: prorated and dedicated.

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