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Don't be duped; the IRS isn't calling you

"The IRS is calling me," a man said in a promotional video for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. "Can this be for real?" Nope. Tax season is here, and so are the con artists posing as IRS agents. >> Read more trending stories It usually goes something like ...

More and more gift cards are employing a security code. (Getty Images)

Why gift cards aren’t as secure as your credit cards

It’s holiday season, which means you are almost certainly going to receive (and give) a plastic gift card during the next few weeks. When you (or they) try to spend it, a familiar process will occur: You will swipe the card’s magnetic stripe, even if you are shopping at a major ...

9 places you should never use a debit card

ClarkHoward.com Debit cards are a popular alternative to credit cards, because they only allow you to spend what you have in your checking account. In fact, 31% of holiday shoppers plan to use debit to pay for their purchases this season, according to a new BankRate.com survey. But debit cards are full of ...

3 ways to keep your chip credit card from killing your Black Friday flow

Holiday shopping season will soon be (or, in some cases, is already) upon us. But there’s one small thing that may throw a monkey wrench into your carefully plotted Black Friday plans: the chip debit or credit cards that are on now in many consumers’ wallets. >> Read more trending stories   ...

Good news for holiday shoppers: Target to match online prices

Target is pushing out a new promise to shoppers: The company will match online prices with 29 of its biggest rivals. Those companies include Amazon, Walmart, Toys R Us and Best Buy, Fortune reported. >> Read more trending stories   It will also allow up to 14 days after purchase ...

Stock Market insanity: Here’s what the pros are telling their clients

U.S. stock markets dropped sharply Monday morning, and even though they already recovered much of their losses, many consumers aren’t sure what to think about the volatility. Lots of people spent their Monday morning contacting their financial advisers to ask for information on and advice for dealing with stock market ...

Stock market selloff: What just happened?

U.S. stock markets plunged as the trading day began, with many wondering how long the massive selloff would last. Here are five things to know about the selloff and what it could mean for you and your portfolio. 1. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early ...

Bankruptcy could help you pay your student loans… But at a cost

Many student loan borrowers, carrying an average of $30,000 in federal-guaranteed and private student loans, have a hard time finding the income in the midst of a weak economy to make the large payments after graduation. While Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code allows for a hardship discharge of student ...

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew heads to the podium to speak about the upcoming currency redesign during a press conference at the National Archives on June 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Secretary Lew discussed the redesign of the $10 note to feature a woman and enter circulation in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Photos: Women who could be on #TheNew10

There are many worthy candidates to grace the updated $10 bill. Here are some of them...

10 things to know: Last-minute tax filing

April 15 is the tax deadline to file your 2014 tax return with the IRS. IRS.gov offers the following advice for people who have waited until the last minute to file. Use IRS Free File: If you make $60,000 or less, you can use brand-name tax software to do your ...

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