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Have you ever noticed that when people say not to worry about money it usually means they’ve got a lot and you don’t? Here at the Wake Forest News we take money seriously and cover the topic like nobody’s bidness.

8 Steps to Take if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

Many people dread tax season. Tax season is a very stressful time of the year. As a taxpayer, you are uncertain if you will owe taxes or get a refund. I dread having to gather all of my receipts and enter the information in the tax software package that I purchase yearly. Tax season is less stressful if you don’t ... Read More »

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $355,000 to Consumers Who Bought CogniPrin ‘Memory Improvement’ Supplement

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 2,116 refund checks totaling more than $355,000 to people who bought CogniPrin, a deceptively marketed ‘memory improvement’ supplement. The average check amount is $168.08, and represents full refunds. In February 2017, the FTC and the Maine Attorney General charged XXL Impressions LLC, Jeffrey R. Powlowsky, J2 Response LLP, Justin Bumann, Justin Steinle, Synergixx, LLC, ... Read More »

7 Totally Free Ways to Be Happier Today

Are you feeling down in the dumps? No need to indulge in some retail therapy or a tropical vacation to cheer yourself up. Here are seven totally free ways to be happier today. Do something nice for someone else. Research shows that doing kind things for others benefits not only the recipient, but also the doer. Try complimenting a stranger, ... Read More »

Breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks, & MyFitnessPal

Was your information exposed in the latest data breaches at Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, or Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal? If so, here are some steps to take. First, visit IdentityTheft.gov/databreach to get detailed advice, based on the type of information exposed. If the company that you entrusted with your information offers you free credit monitoring, take ... Read More »

Need Help? Call a Semi-Pro

Two out of the three toilets in my home did not work. I called the plumber, but he never called back. Maybe he was tired of making yet another trek to my house. Meanwhile, my handyman was over doing some other work. I mentioned the bathroom problems and he said, “Let me see if I can fix it.” He did. ... Read More »

Robinhood Review — an Easy Way to Start Investing

I’ll admit it off the bat: I don’t know a whole hell of a lot about investing. Despite the technical analysis seminars I’d tag along with my father to, my past experience with apps like Acorns, and even keeping a decent eye on the stock market in general, I’d never directly purchased a stock of my own until just a ... Read More »

An Expert Shares the Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

Public, free Wi-Fi is a convenience that most of us appreciate, but you shouldn’t be blinded by their too-good-to-be-true appeal. Using public Wi-Fi networks might just be one of the riskiest, tech-related mistakes you make on a regular basis. Scott N. Schober, the President and CEO of Berkley Varitronics Systems (BVS), author, and well-informed cyber security expert, believes that public ... Read More »

How to Know if the Car You’re About to Buy Is a Lemon

The truth is, any time we buy anything there’s a risk that the product isn’t all it was cracked up to be. But the stakes get a lot higher when the prices do, and they’re compounded by even more pressure when the product is one you need to use on a daily basis. Therein lies the stress of buying a ... Read More »