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Tips for Handling Controversial Holiday Conversations, from Toastmasters

This has been a difficult year, to put it mildly. We’re dealing with a pandemic, politics are ugly and people are generally on edge. There’s a very good chance that holiday gatherings, (such as they are), may be scenes of tense conversation, even argument.

The experts at Toastmasters…

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Last-Minute Tax Tips from TaxAudit

Tax representation service TaxAudit has released its last-minute 2020 tax tips.

The tips will help taxpayers be proactive with their end-of-year tax and financial decisions that could potentially minimize their tax bill and reduce their chances of falling into tax debt, joining the over 14 million Americans…

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Tips Preventing Fraud During the Holidays, from myFICO

Identity theft is always a threat for consumers, but cybercriminals are especially active during the holiday season, warn the credit fraud prevention experts at myFICO.

As you gear up for your end-of-year spending, which is occurring more and more online, it’s crucial to take steps to…

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Holiday Bargains Scarce for New Car Shoppers, Finds Edmunds

Shoppers seeking holiday bargains on new cars will likely need to do some extra research, according to the car shopping experts at Edmunds.

Edmunds analysts note that automakers have pulled back on incentives due to shortages in inventory created by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Edmunds data, the average…

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Online Puppy Scams Rising Sharply in 2020, BBB Warns

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for pets as people seek adding a pet to the family to ease the loneliness and tension of prolonged time at home. Many feel that they now have more time to train a puppy.

With this rising demand has come a spike…

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Better Business Bureau Warns of Fake Virtual Holiday Shopping Fairs

The holiday shopping season is here. Many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online as a precaution to the pandemic. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal credit card information, warns the Better Business Bureau.

How the…

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