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Why Now is the Time to Double Check Your Tax Withholdings

With the new tax law taking effect and the 2017 tax deadline fast approaching, now is definitely the time to review your current withholdings. After checking the IRS's online calculator, ask your human resources or payroll department how you can file a new W-4 if need be. Just remember, while the results may mean a smaller tax refund in the future, it could also mean more money in your pocket right away.

Need a Passport? One Reason to Get it This Month

Even if you don't have a particular trip abroad planned just yet, there's little harm in applying for a U.S. passport now. First of all, for those over the age of 16, passports are valid for 10 years from when they are issued, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of them.

When Changing Passwords Becomes a Personal Finance Problem

The moral of the story isn't just that you should probably strengthen your Starbucks account password (although I'd recommend it), but that you may want to take a closer look at your password patterns and make some updates.

PayPal Launches "Moola Mania" Sweepstakes and Game 1

As a one-time eBay obsessor, I've been using PayPal for quite a long time. However, that usage has seemingly increased as of late — even in the face of competition from Apple, Venmo, Square Cash, and others. While I can't quite explain what's been leading me to click that PayPal button...

Don't Wait — Get Your Tax Return Done ASAP

While you'll still technically have a couple of months before you must file your 2017 tax returns, there are some good reasons not to wait. With that deadline drawing near, now is the time to get organized and get your taxes done. Hey — after you do, you'll have a whole year to slack off once again.

Starbucks Launches a Reward Visa with Some Interesting Perks

My affinity for Starbucks has been fairly well-documented. So, when Starbucks recently announced it was introducing a new rewards Visa card, you might have expected me to jump all over that. However, while the card does have some interesting perks, it's getting a hard pass from me — and here's why.