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Picking up the tab 2015

With Tax Day here, it’s important to remember that small businesses end up picking up the tab for offshore tax loopholes used by many large multinational corporations. Conn PIRG released a new study today revealing that the average Connecticut small business owner would have to pay an extra $6,933 in taxes to make up for the money lost in 2014 due to offshore tax haven abuse by large multinational corporations.  

Protect Yourself Against New Account ID Theft

The first defense against any kind of identity theft is to be vigilant about protecting your personal information by taking steps like creating secure passwords, installing anti-virus and anti-malware software, and shredding personal documents. However, if and when someone does steal enough of your information to commit any form of identity theft there is really only one type of identity theft that you can stop before it happens: New account identity theft, where someone opens a new account in your name.

Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

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