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Many couples argue over money, but what if your spouse takes your plastic or demands your paycheck? Are you married to a financial bully?
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A number of smartphone apps can help with taxes. You can estimate taxes, track charitable donations, check refund status, find information and even file a return from your smartphone. Just be sure to download from a reputable store -- fraudsters sometimes issue malware under highjacked brand names, then use it to steal your data.
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Personal finance tops dreaded talks
Wells Fargo's Financial Health study, 44 percent of the 1,004
adults polled found talking about personal finances more difficult than talking
about politics, religion, taxes or even death.
Money causes huge stress in Americans' lives, according to the
national online survey, conducted by Market Probe Inc. and released on Feb. 20. It showed that about 40
percent of those polled said money was the biggest stressor in their life, and the
same number said they were more stressed about finances than they were a year
ago. A third of the participants, who were ages 25-75, said finances even made
them lose sleep.
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10 credit card
mistakes to avoid
Misunderstanding introductory interest rates is one of the most common credit card mistakes. It's easy to be seduced by a teaser offer of 0 percent, but rates often jump to 18 percent or higher after the promotional period ends. Make sure you know the terms and clear your balance before then.
A lien is a legal notice attached to your property giving the lien owner the right to possess that property until a debt is paid or discharged. A lien on your house or car makes it impossible for you to sell the property.
How is your financial health?
Like physical health, financial health is something we all want. How is your financial health? This quiz, created by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, will help you find out.
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