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Financial fraud and seniors: What you need to know - 1/21/2016
What can you do to protect yourself or your older loved ones from this kind of crime? The Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) provides insights on how fraud can happen and steps you can take to avoid it.

Have you attained your American Dream? - 1/21/2016
The Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA) offers some perspective and a few practical tips you can use to try to turn your situation around.

Preventing financial infidelity in your relationship - 12/15/2015
The recent Ashley Madison hack may have revealed some interesting things about extramarital affairs. However, there are far less obvious forms of infidelity that can be equally damaging to a relationship, one of which is financial infidelity.

Budget-friendly travel tips - 12/15/2015
About 99 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from home during the last holiday season, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Be a smart shopper for the holidays - 11/30/2015
In past years, Americans' holiday spending has averaged around $700, for a total of $465 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Get budget tips for this year.

Start planning your summer vacation today - 11/30/2015
It's never too early to start thinking about warm weather, a cruise in the boat or a hike up a mountain. December is the perfect time to think about the money you'll need to meet your summer vacation needs -- especially with your wallets likely wedged open for holiday shopping.

Five things to know about home insurance coverage - 11/13/2015
What would happen if your home was damaged or broken into? Average insurance claims range from about $3,600 for theft to just more than $37,000 for fire or lightning damage, according to ISO, a Verisk Analytics company. When you're making decisions about your home insurance coverage, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) recommends keeping this advice in mind.

Aging in place: Four questions to consider - 10/29/2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define "aging in place" as being able to live in one's home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.

Why not try wearable technology on for size? - 10/29/2015
Is wearable technology going to be around for a while? It's certainly gaining more traction and popularity each day.

Make sure you've got the right approach to charitable giving this holiday season - 9/30/2015
Make sure you're prepared for the holiday season of giving, not only for your protection, but also so you can get the proper tax benefits from your donation.

Protect your loved ones by learning life insurance basics - 9/30/2015
When you think about life insurance, you may dismiss it as something only older people need. At its very basic, a life insurance policy is taken out on someone's life that pays out when the insured dies, helping to financially protect dependents and loved ones.

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