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Top 10 Scams of 2012

By Cameron Huddleston, Kiplinger.com Each year the Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams, from new schemes that take advantage of current events to old ploys used time and again to bilk people. The BBB uses its data, along with reports from federal agencies and other sources, to compile an annual list of the top […]

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Protect Your Paycheck

By Kevin McCormally, Editorial Director, Kiplinger.com Although the headlines and talk radio focus intently on income tax hikes for the Americans making more than $400,000, the truth is that 2013 brings a tax increase for every American worker who makes even a single dollar. That’s right: the 100% of us who have jobs or work […]

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How to Get a Higher Appraisal

By Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Most homeowners overestimate their home’s market value when they apply to refinance. Even if home prices where you live have bottomed out or are rising, one sale of a comparable property at a higher valuation does not a trend make, and your home’s valuation may be weighed down […]

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6 Things to Consider During Open Enrollment for 2013

  By Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance I know that open enrollment is the time to make decisions about my group health coverage, but my employer is also offering to let me buy other kinds of insurance and sign up for other benefits that include some tax breaks. Should I consider these deals? […]

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