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  • CFPB warns of pension advances

    Paying back a pension advance or pension loan, plus the high interest and fees that loans and advances typically include, can threaten retirement security.

    Mar 24, 2015
  • Bills propose return to old FSA rules

    Bills in the House and Senate call for a return to prior flexible spending account rules, including no OTC drug restrictions and no account contribution limits.

    Mar 24, 2015
  • IRS seeking taxpayer ID verification

    The IRS is asking some taxpayers to verify their identities before it will process their returns. Don’t panic. It’s a legitimate effort to stop tax identity theft.

    Mar 19, 2015
  • Real costs of IRS budget cuts

    The Internal Revenue Service is likely to see its budget cut even more by Congress. One representative is trying to rally support for a budget hike. Good luck.

    Mar 17, 2015
  • Fiscally sound plans for tax refunds

    Did or will you get a refund? What did or do you plan to do with it? Most folks surveyed by Bankrate say they’ll pay down debt or put the tax cash into savings.

    Mar 12, 2015
  • CFPB: Arbitration hurts consumers

    The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

    Mar 11, 2015
  • Credit bureaus make big changes

    Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are changing the way they handle the reporting of medical debts and their dispute resolution processes, among other things.

    Mar 09, 2015