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The education IRA

Apr 20, 2009
Question: My wife and I had our first baby in January of 2009 and are looking into saving for her education. I have heard a lot about 529 plans but...
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Going beyond the tax haven blacklist

Apr 16, 2009
The G-20 summit set up a blacklist to crack down on tax havens. But campaigners at a rally in London say the move is just a small, tentative step in the right direction. Stephen Beard reports.
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Do taxes, or procrastinate on Twitter?

Apr 15, 2009
OK, we know you've been meaning to get your taxes done, but it's deadline day and you're crunching. If you're still putting it off, we found some fellow procrastinators for you to commiserate with on Twitter.
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Lawmaker exposes unclaimed refunds

Apr 15, 2009
The government is sitting on millions of dollars in uncollected tax refunds. Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Congressman Brad Sherman, who explains how he's using his Web site to make his constituents aware of what they may be owed.
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Why people cheat on their taxes

Apr 14, 2009
With Tax Day fast approaching, Kai Ryssdal speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely about why some people are tempted to cheat on their taxes and what can be done about it.
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I-bonds vs TIPS

Apr 13, 2009
Question: I have the opportunity to buy $10,000 worth of I-bonds this year, or $10,000 worth of TIPS in an IRA account. Which is better--or is it...
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I-bonds for Roth?

Apr 10, 2009
Question: I was told by my bank that it is not possible to put I-Bonds in my Roth IRA. If not, why not? I want to make a contribution that will not...
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Day in the Work Life: Taxpayer advocate

Apr 10, 2009
Believe it or not, the IRS actually employs someone to watch out for the best interests of the taxpayer. On this week's "Day in the Work Life," we meet Nina Olson, a national taxpayer advocate.
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Getting rid of escrow

Apr 9, 2009
Question: My mortgage (with GMAC) has an escrow element tied to it. Every year, the amount collected exceeds the amount needed for the tax payment,...
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Demystifying tax law changes

Apr 3, 2009
Quite a few modifications to tax laws have resulted from President Obama's stimulus plan and housing credit. Tax analyst Mark Luscombe explains what the changes mean for those who have not yet filed returns.
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