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WBIR: Safety Tips for Your Money

The Justice Department recently announced the largest sweep of elder fraud cases in history. How can you, or a senior family member, avoid becoming a victim of fraud?   WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON EXAMPLES OF ELDER FRAUD? Mass Mailings Telemarketing Investment-related   WHO ARE THE BAD GUYS? Global crime organizations A relative A fiduciary

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WBIR: Tax Return Errors

Tax season is in full bloom as we count down the days to the income tax filing deadline which is Tuesday, April 17. What are the most common filing errors? What if you’ve already made a mistake?   WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TAX RETURN ERRORS? • Incorrect Social Security numbers: You, spouse, children. •

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WBIR: Bond Investments

The recent spike in market volatility has left many investors concerned about their portfolios and uncertain as to how a rise in interest rates impacts their bond investments.   LET’S START WITH BONDS 101, HOW DO BONDS WORK AND WHY DO WE BUY THEM?   Bonds are generally conservative investments and they produce income –

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WBIR: Super Bowl Money

Let’s have a little fun – can the winner of the Super Bowl game predict the stock market’s next move? Well, the “Super Bowl Indicator” is a superstition that says that the stock market’s performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year.   WHAT

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WBIR: Neighbor Spoofing

The bad guys are always trying to take your hard-earned dollars. “Neighbor spoofing” is one of the latest strategies used by scammers.  Forewarned is forearmed!   HOW DOES “NEIGHBOR SPOOFING” WORK? Neighbor spoofing is designed to trick you into answering the phone. It is a form of caller ID spoofing used by scammers, telemarketers, and