Tax Day used to be a party at the post office

Apr 15, 2019
It was a deadline that brought people together.
A Playboy-branded Tax Day rest stop in the 1990s.
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Calling in the pros this tax season

Apr 15, 2019
With so many changes to the tax code, people like Evin Moore are using experts.
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Prepaid card users to get more protections

Apr 8, 2019
The protections for prepaid debit cards are now the same as those extended to users of debit cards tied to bank accounts.
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As relaxed regulations spur credit union memberships, banks cry foul

Apr 3, 2019
The two sides will meet soon in federal appeals court.
At the Move Your Money March in the downtown Los Angeles financial district in 2011, Occupy movement members called for people to move their money from banks to credit unions.
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Tax season expected to be full of unknowns

Jan 28, 2019
The IRS started processing taxes on Monday, the first full work day for IRS workers after a temporary measure halted the government shutdown.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service building is seen on the first work day for furloughed federal workers following a 35-day partial government shutdown in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2019.
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Looking at wealth management through a "gender lens"

Jan 15, 2019
Last year, investors put $2.4 billion into assets that promote gender equality.
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The upside (and downside) of an automatic raise

Jan 10, 2019
Several states automatically increase their minimum wage based on inflation. But is it enough?
Fantasia Pettis, 25, works at a Subway franchise in Cleveland, where she makes Ohio’s minimum wage, $8.55 per hour. “It’s a struggle,” she said when asked if she's getting by.
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How a new service could help boost your credit score

Dec 21, 2018
Experian says consumers who let the firm monitor their checking accounts could get easier access to credit.
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