FTC Releases Top 10 Complaint Categories for 2012
Identity theft is once more the top complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission, which has released its 2012 annual report of complaints. 2012 marks the first year in which the FTC received more than 2 million complaints overall, and 369,132, or 18 percent, were related to identity theft. Of those, more than 43 percent related to tax- or wage-related fraud.
Seven Reasons the IRS Will Audit You
Filing taxes is on par with going to the dentist or arguing with the DMV. It's tedious, time-consuming and potentially expensive. As if fumbling with confusing numbers and complex forms weren't "taxing enough, submitting your 1040 is even more stressful when you're worried about an audit.
Unemployment Among Post-9/11 Veterans Still Running Heavy
The unemployment rate among younger veterans continues to outpace the share of out-of-work civilians with nearly one in 10 ex-service members from the Iraq and Afghanistan eras hunting for jobs, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Financial Survival Plan for Sequestration
Sequestration is now in place, and along with it came a good amount of uncertainty, causing many Americans to wonder how they will be impacted. By some estimates, more than one million employees of federal agencies may receive furlough notices.
FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program
The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program gives military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential-the Accredited Financial Counselor® certificate-while providing financial counseling and education to the military community. The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the AFC® training and testing.