Personal Finance Roundup

IRS Issues Dirty Dozen List of Scams [The Wall Street Journal] “The agency recently issued its list of the top 12 tax scams.”

Where to stash your cash now [CNN Money] “Where do I keep my cash during times of financial crisis?”

Investing with a social conscience [Bankrate] “Investors can find the socially responsible investing approach in everything, but, as with any investment, make sure to do your homework so you know exactly what you’re getting into, and why.”

How to Determine the Amount of Life Insurance You Need [Free Money Finance] “When members of a young family are making a decision about life insurance, six line items are significant.”

Fixing Five Painful Financial Screw-Ups [Kiplinger] “You can easily remedy these and other money blunders.”

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  1. privatejoker75 says:

    @irs: photoshop is a wonderful thing

  2. Mr_D says:

    As far paying credit card bills in person on the due date goes, it didn’t really work that way for me. I went to my local Chase branch to pay a bill on the day it was due, and despite being drawn on an account at the bank, going to the bank, it showed as late.

    Luckily, I called customer support and they forgave the late fee/credit ding, so all was well.

  3. Buran says:

    @Mr_D: Then it wasn’t really due on that date, was it? They forgave it because they got called on it.

  4. Wimpkins says:

    Fixing Five Painful Financial Screw-Ups

    Wow…what an article.

    1. Need to pay a bill fast? Pay over the phone, online or set up auto-payments.

    2. Back taxes? File your return

    3. Car Insurance Risks? Find a better policy

    4. Student loan payments late? Actually send them money, they work with you.

    5. Parking Ticket? Pay it on time or watch out.

    Wow…thanks Kiplinger dot com…that was some sweet advice….

    This, by far, is the worst post on this Blog….ever.

  5. jeff303 says:

    Hey WSJ, did it ever occur to you to actually LINK to the website you spend the entire article discussing? []