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Tuesday March 19, 2019

Gifts with Life Income
Personal Planner
Many friends of charity have acquired appreciated property over time. A great way to use this appreciated property is...
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How to Stop Frustrating Robocalls
Savvy Living
Is there anything I can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I receive five to ten calls a day on my home and cell phone, and I am tired of it! Robocalls make up around 50% of all phone calls today, and it is only getting worse. Americans were hit with 26.3 billion robocalls in 2018, a whopping 46% increase from the year before. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools available today that can help reduce the number of calls you receive. Register Your Numbers If you have not already done so, the first step is to make sure your home and cell phone numbers are registered with the National Do Not Call Registry. While this will not stop illegal robocalls, it will stop unwanted...
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IRS Tips on Protecting Your Identity
Washington News
In IR-2019-41, as part of a Tax Time Guide series, the Service offered specific tips for protecting personal information. Each tax season, the Service receives many complaints about con artists who steal personal information and money from unsuspecting victims. The IRS sponsors a Security Summit and regularly shares ways to protect financial information and avoid identity theft. There are six specific IRS suggestions for safeguarding your data and identity. Protect Personal Information — Your Social Security Number, credit card, bank account and retirement fund account numbers are valuable data. Use careful judgement and do not release them unless it is necessary. If you do release...
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