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Take Action 2007
Take Action with personal finances
As part of its Financial Literacy series, Bankrate's articles help you take action with your personal finances.
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Archive of Take Action articles

12/17/2007 - Hire a tax pro or not
Most Americans dread their annual tax-filing chores. But we all have to decide whether to do it ourselves or hire an expert.

12/17/2007 - Withhold the right amount
Don't give the federal government an interest-free loan. After all, the U.S. Treasury would not return the favor.

12/17/2007 - Ways to pay off a big tax bill
Scared to file? Get over it. If you don't file, you'll owe huge penalties. The IRS offers several payment options.

11/19/2007 - 8 ways to leave a mess for your heirs
If you harbor deep-seated negative feelings toward your family, here's how to foster even more bad blood after you're gone.

11/19/2007 - Avoiding accidental disinheritance
It happened to Anna Nicole's daughter, and it's more common than you think.

11/19/2007 - Life insurance safeguards and trapdoors
If your parent forgets to pay the premium on a life insurance policy, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise.

10/22/2007 - 10 top investment blunders
There are dozens of ways you can get it wrong, but if you avoid these 10 mistakes, you'll do fine.

10/22/2007 - Investing shortcuts for the DIY investor
Don't care to study modern portfolio theory? These three investing solutions are perfect for those who lead busy lives.

10/22/2007 - Finding a financial planner
Finding the right financial planner takes a little detective work and interviews with several advisers.

10/22/2007 - Quiz: What is your risk tolerance?
Do you step on the gas or drift along in the right lane? Take this quiz to find out what kind of investor you are.

9/17/2007 - Make it a family affair
Parents aren't the only ones who should be concerned with paying for college. Get prospective students to share the load.

9/17/2007 - Go to school for free
Think only brainiacs get scholarships? There are free funds available for nearly every interest and type of student.

9/17/2007 - 13 financial aid traps
Don't get caught by these common pitfalls as you plot your college payment strategies.

9/17/2007 - 25 last-minute funding tips
It's not too late to find money for college, even if you've already started the semester.

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