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Consumer prices increase along with gas costs

Source: nola.com - Oct 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices increased in September at the fastest pace since the spring as gasoline costs jumped after declining for two straight months, the Labor Department said Tuesday (Oct.... Read more >

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Year-End Financial Planning To-Dos for Investors

Source: morningstar.com - Oct 14, 2016

hristine Benz: Hi, I'm Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. The fourth quarter will soon be upon us. Joining me to share some year-end financial planning to-dos is Tim Steffen, he's director of... Read more >

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Social Security: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Source: fool.com - Oct 10, 2016

It's hard to imagine what retirement would look like for our country without Social Security. The program lifts millions of senior citizens out of what would be an impoverished existence. At the... Read more >

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Mississippi ranked as top tax-friendly state for retirees

Source: wdam.com - Oct 10, 2016

MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - New data from Kiplinger ranks Mississippi as the fourth most tax-friendly state for retirees in the United States. "It's awesome," said Chad Newell, president of the Area... Read more >

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Three individuals allege their landlords overcharged them for utility bills, taxes

Source: louisianarecord.com - Oct 7, 2016

Three individuals allege their landlords overcharged them for real estate taxes and utility bills for a property they rent as a restaurant. Timothy Dubuclet, Tanya Dubuclet and Tana Montrel filed... Read more >

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Millennial Money Scams: Five Ways To Protect Your Stash

Source: forbes.com - Oct 7, 2016

I’m always surprised by people who are unaware of the extent of cyber-thievery. It’s currently one of the biggest global crime enterprises and is being perpetrated 24/7. So how do you protect... Read more >

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Employee Theft: Corporate America’s Dirty Little Secret

Source: businessmagazinegainesville.com - Oct 6, 2016

A few years ago, one of my pizza drivers embezzled thousands of dollars from my company. Over a long period of time, he systematically did this by manipulating receipts. He was clever and crafty... Read more >

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Indian Police Arrest 70 for Targeting Americans in Tax Scam

Source: The scamming arena had quieted down for a while, but here's a great piece of news: http - Oct 6, 2016

Indian police have arrested 70 people and are questioning hundreds more after uncovering a massive scam to cheat thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars by posing as U.S. tax authorities... Read more >

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Future of short-term rentals in New Orleans to remain up in air after latest delay

Source: theadvocate.com - Oct 5, 2016

The New Orleans City Council will once again delay a vote on the hotly contested issue of how short-term rentals should be regulated in the city. The vote was scheduled for Thursday but has been... Read more >

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City set to pay $500k more for homeless shelter property than current value

Source: fox8live.com - Oct 5, 2016

The City of New Orleans could end up paying a half-million dollars more than what the assessor currently says the property is worth to build a homeless shelter residents do not want. According to... Read more >

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Clinton tears into Trump on taxes; he says he'll save nation

Source: fox8live.com - Oct 4, 2016

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump's tax maneuvering, business skills and trustworthiness Monday as she sought to capitalize on news that the New York real estate mogul may... Read more >

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IRS Gives Relief To Drought-Hit Farmers

Source: tax-news.com - Oct 4, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will provide tax relief to farmers and ranchers who have been forced to sell more livestock than they normally would due to the drought affecting... Read more >

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Denham barber cutting hair in parking lot to make ends meet

Source: wafb.com - Oct 3, 2016

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - It feels like a normal day for barber Brad Coutee. Classic tunes are playing in the background while he cuts hair and talks with customers about LSU football. "I'm... Read more >

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New Orleans Saints players discuss Drew Brees' emotional pre-game speech

Source: nola.com - Oct 3, 2016

Drew Brees' pre-game mantra this season is called "The Law of the Saint." The New Orleans Saints quarterback came up with the message that offensive lineman Tim Lelito described as a six-line... Read more >

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Hillary Clinton Avoided Taxes the Same Way Trump Did

Source: breitbart.com - Oct 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton used the same exact method as Donald Trump to pay less tax, according to her own tax returns released by her presidential campaign. Donald Trump reportedly avoided paying federal... Read more >

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