Your Daily digest for Yahoo! Finance – Personal Finance

Yahoo! Finance – Personal Finance
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IRS official to take the 5th at House hearing May 21st 2013, 22:44
IRS official to take the 5th at House hearingSummoned by Congress, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional …Media files:
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IRS official Lerner to take 5th at hearing May 21st 2013, 20:46
A key figure in the Internal Revenue Service controversy plans to invoke her constitutional right not to testify at a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Lois Lerner is the director of the IRS division …

Protesters chant ‘Stop the IRS’ in Cincinnati May 21st 2013, 19:33
Protesters chant 'Stop the IRS' in CincinnatiTea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency’s extra scrutiny of …Media files:
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Why Shopping Can Be Good for Your Health May 21st 2013, 18:59
When your significant other says it’s over, your first instinct may be to seek comfort in a pint of ice cream or a stiff drink. But there are healthier ways of nursing a broken heart — including shopping. …

Former IRS chief: Can’t say how targeting happened May 21st 2013, 18:22
Former IRS chief: Can't say how targeting happenedThe man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what …Media files:
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Earning Too Little to Save for Retirement May 21st 2013, 17:12
When you’re first starting out on your own, it can be difficult to feel as though you have enough money to save for retirement . Many people have the misconception that they need to have a certain amount …

Health Insurance for Less Than $100 Monthly May 21st 2013, 16:56
In some places around the world, it is possible to arrange good, comprehensive health insurance for less than $100 per month. In some countries the cost of medical care can be so low that it can make more …

Why Social Security Needs Separate Treatment May 21st 2013, 16:13
Like the fiscal Bobbsey twins, Social Security never seems to travel without its beleaguered entitlements companion, variously called health care, or Medicare, or sometimes Medicare and Medicaid. This …

5 Budget Travel Tips You Haven’t Heard Before May 21st 2013, 16:02
Hitting the road this summer? Here’s how to save a bundle on hotels, flights and more. Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season, and according to travel booking website Orbitz.com, more …

Apple’s offshore tax havens on the hot seat May 21st 2013, 16:02
Apple’s offshore tax havens on the hot seat

Column: Transforming your 401(k) into steady income May 21st 2013, 15:59
A job and a paycheck – they go together like coffee and cream. But when you retire from your regular job, does that mean you have to give up the cream? A growing number of 401 plans are including investment …

Wash. gov signs $8.7 billion transportation budget May 21st 2013, 15:47
Wash. gov signs $8.7 billion transportation budgetWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed off on an $8.7 billion transportation budget Monday that puts money toward maintaining state roadways and continues spending on existing big-ticket projects. But he vetoed …Media files:
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Save More for College Education With a 529 Plan May 21st 2013, 13:57
When it comes to paying for your child’s college education, do you feel prepared? Putting money aside in a regular savings account likely won’t help you reach your goals the same way other savings vehicles …

How Much Americans Say They Need to Get By May 21st 2013, 13:54
How Much Americans Say They Need to Get ByAmericans think that a family of four would need to bring in a minimum of $58,000 a year, on average, just to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds. That’s more than double the 2012 poverty …Media files:
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3 Smart Career Lessons from Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture May 21st 2013, 13:08
Years ago, Carnegie Mellon University developed the concept for a “Last Lecture Series” that challenged presenters to deliver a talk as if it were their last chance to impart wisdom on others. …

Former IRS commissioner heads to Hill amid scandal May 21st 2013, 13:01
Leading Senate Democrat: IRS behavior intolerableLawmakers are getting their first chance to question the former head of the Internal Revenue Service, the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups. Some of the questions …Media files:
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10 Pack-a-Punch Verbs to Include on Your Résumé; May 21st 2013, 12:52
Before you write a word of your new résumé, make certain that you understand its primary purpose: to demonstrate your ability to contribute to the bottom line of the company or organization you seek to …

How to earn more travel rewards without getting a new card May 21st 2013, 12:00
The fastest way to rack up credit card rewards is through sign-up bonuses. If you don’t want a new card, there are still ways to boost your earning potential

Seniors losing savings to ‘pension advance’ firms May 21st 2013, 11:26
Seniors losing savings to ‘pension advance’ firms

Opening a Coverdell May Require Shopping Around May 21st 2013, 11:00
Vanguard and Fidelity are among fund shops that don’t offer the accounts to those beginning to save for educational expenses.

Sandwich Generation Couple Plots Transition to Retirement May 21st 2013, 11:00
Retirement beckons, and this couple has some decisions to make.

Economy on the Move-And So Are Americans May 21st 2013, 10:45
Economy on the Move-And So Are AmericansThanks to the slowly brightening employment picture, along with the uptick in the housing market, Americans are packing up and relocating. And the pace is likely to pick up this summer, according to industry …Media files:
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Web Developer: Make $30 an Hour, No Bachelor’s Degree Required May 21st 2013, 10:03
Web developer: Make $30 an hour, no bachelor’s degree required

Will your insurance stand up to a tornado? May 21st 2013, 10:00
Insurance Tornadoes Will Your Home Insurance Take On A Tornado? It seems to appear out of nowhere and is gone within minutes, but in that short time a tornado can devastate a home. The vital question is: …

Is mortgage payment for rental tax-deductible? May 21st 2013, 10:00
Dear Tax Talk, Is a mortgage for a house rental tax-deductible? I know mortgage interest is, but how about the monthly payment I make? I report the rental income as income; why not the mortgage as expense? …

Homeowner wants to be mortgage-free by 52 May 21st 2013, 10:00
Dear Dr. Don, I recently purchased a new home with a 30-year mortgage fixed at 3.375 percent. I hate the idea of paying for a home for 30 years, not to mention the added interest over time. So, I have …

Filing Ch. 7 on your own? Avoid these mistakes May 21st 2013, 10:00
Dear Bankruptcy Adviser, I filed for Chapter 7. I received a deficiency notice to file a Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention, but I do not have any secured debt. Do I still have to file …

SBA starting new lending program for veterans May 21st 2013, 09:03
The Small Business Administration says it has lined up pledges from more than 120 banks to increase lending to veterans. The agency said Tuesday it’s starting a program, the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, …

Senate to debate crop insurance in farm bill May 21st 2013, 06:59
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week. The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to crop insurance …

White House says more farm subsidy cuts needed May 21st 2013, 06:59
The Senate is debating cuts to the federal crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week. The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies …

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