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Car Shopping? Be Aware of This Sales Ploy

couple signing papers to buy a car“We’ll pay off your loan no matter how much you owe.”

Have you seen auto sales ads, often online, that promise this? This promise to pay off the balance of any loan you have on a vehicle you plan to trade-in is often misleading, the Federal Trade Commission warns in a recent alert. Why? Many people owe more on the trade-in vehicle than it is worth. This is called “negative equity” or being “upside down” in the loan.


Concerned About Google's Privacy Policy Changes?

couple with computerAs of March 1, 2012 Google's new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service have taken effect. The updated policy replaces the separate privacy policies for all of their services except Google Books, Google Wallet, and Google Chrome. If you use Google Services such as Gmail, Google+, YouTube, Picasa, Docs, and Calendar, you have a Google Account and are affected. If you only use Google Search, you are not affected.


Want to Receive Your Tax Refund Faster?

income tax refund check

It's tax season and many taxpayers are expecting tax refunds. The fastest way to receive your refund is to use IRS e-file. Submit your tax return electronically using IRS Free File, paid tax preparer, or commercial tax software. Have your refund deposited directly into your account and receive it in as few as 10 days.


Do You Know These Tax Tips for 2012?

calculator and 1040 tax form

It's that time of the year again. Time to file your income taxes. Each year always brings changes. Being aware of the tips in this report may help you get that chore done more efficiently.


Facebook's Timeline is being pushed to all users


Facebook's Timeline is a new profile format that displays all of your postings in chronological order, making it easier to see items from the past. While the Timeline has been optional since the middle of December, it will now replace the current profile page for all users. Over the next several weeks, everyone will be switched to the Timeline.


Thinking of Using a Prepaid Debit Card?

paying with plastic

Prepaid debit cards are being touted as a way to manage your money and stay out of debt. With a prepaid debit card, you can only spend the amount of money that is on the card. But that's good, isn't it? Maybe. These cards can be more expensive than you think. These cards may be useful for travel or providing funds for a college student. Some people use them to help them budget.


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