An employee works at her desk in Accounts Management at the IRS Andover Service Center in Andover, Mass. Employees field questions from the public, most often about tax laws or when they can expect to receive their refund.
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Identity theft rises as crooks get more creative

An estimated 13.1 million Americans were victims of ID theft-related fraud last year. That’s up more than 500,000 people from 2012. ...

An error in your credit report? Complain to the feds

A mistake in your credit report can have serious consequences. It can hurt your ability to get a credit card, qualify for a loan, rent an...

What to do when managing money for mom or dad

Things can change as we get older. Someone who could easily manage their finances may require help from a trusted friend or family member...

Americans more confident about retirement, but not necessarily financially prepared

With the economy on the rebound and the stock market on a roll, many Americans are feeling better about their financial future. A new...

Shoddy background check could cost you a job

Apply for a job and there's a good chance that potential employer will do a background check on you. Most U.S. employers (about 70...