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The IRS is warning taxpayers about groups pretending to be a charitable organization to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors.
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A look at eight areas where a so-so credit score—anything under 720—can impact how you'll pay, or whether you get to "play" at all.
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The key to any good Social Security strategy is figuring out how to time claims to maximize the size of your benefit.