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For many, the holiday season sparks the spirit of giving – not only among family and friends, but to those living in need and the organizations working to help them. If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term.

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The health care landscape in America is ever-changing and often confusing. It’s hard to know exactly what health insurance covers, eligibility requirements, how to access government subsidies and even when to pay penalties.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Adminis…

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The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South (BBB) is warning consumers about two local apartment complexes that have earned F ratings from BBB due to unanswered and unresolved complaints from their tenants. In addition to sending individual complaints to the companies, BBB sent each company …

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Financial exploitation (FE) in older adults is the “illegal taking, misuse, or the concealment of funds, property or assets of a vulnerable elder,” according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, and poses a serious public health problem.

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With Memphis City Council elections coming up in October, it is a good time to call on candidates to pledge to drop the unfair practice of declaring that actions of the council are not final until the minutes of a meeting are approved.

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A Certificate of Deposit, commonly referred to as a CD, is a financial product that is offered by banks and credit unions, which makes them a secure and safe place to keep money that you aren’t planning to spend anytime soon. To initiate a CD, there is usually a minimum amount you need to deposit.

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Shelby County had a better than usual growth in its property tax base this year, according to assessed value figures reported by Property Assessor Melvin Burgess’ office.

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An in-depth investigative study by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraudulent consumer goods are ubiquitous, difficult to tell apart from the legitimate products they are counterfeiting, and stem from a large network of organized criminals and credit card processing mechanisms th…

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Weighted average daily attendance (ADA) numbers for this school year will again result in a shift in county funding from Shelby County Schools and other publicly funded schools in the county district to five of the six suburban school systems.

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When creating a will, there’s one question that each of my clients has in common. That is: “What do I do with my stuff.”

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Construction has begun on Avenida Watermarq at Germantown, a new lifestyle community of apartment home residences for adults 55 and older.

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It is important to have a plan for your retirement, but where should you begin? The first step that you should take is to estimate the income that will be required to fund your retirement. However, it is not as easy as it sounds since retirement planning is not an actual science. Your needs …

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The Instagram message seemed to come from an old classmate. But it wasn’t an old classmate at all. It was a scammer trying to get chummy in order to steal money from the Olive Branch woman she was targeting.

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Memphis University School supporters Dot and Bill Halliday planted a seed for the future when they decided to support the school with a longer-term endowment years before they died.

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Known variously as planned giving, gift planning or legacy giving, it is a method that allows people to make larger philanthropic gifts than they could make from ordinary income.

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Do you have an email account? Are you on social media? If you answered yes to either of these questions, chances are you’ve been sent a link to a crowdfunding site to support an individual, organization or cause. Crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, YouCaring, Kickstarter, and Fundable all a…

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Fraudsters and scammers come at us from every angle - email, social media, phone calls, etc. -- and at times it can be very hard to determine what’s legitimate and what’s not. Here are some tried and true methods to keep your accounts and other personal information out of the hands of frauds…

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Whenever you read about important topics like long-term care, health care or retirement, you’re likely inundated with facts and numbers. The cost of care, the likelihood you’ll experience various diseases, how much you’ll need in retirement to live and pay for care — these are some facts you…

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Are you making charitable donations this holiday season? If so, you should know about some of the financial “fine print” involved, as the right moves could potentially bring more of a benefit to the charity and to you.

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Seniors got a little good news last fall. It will help retirees out, but it will not help them get ahead.

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In the past few years several major companies have experienced data breaches, exposing millions of consumers’ personal information to fraudsters. In the wake of each breach many consumers will contemplate putting some kind of freeze or lock on their credit file.

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This month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are automatically mailing new Medicare cards to more than 1.3 million people with Medicare in Tennessee.

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Today’s philanthropists face a wealth of worthy causes. Memphis alone has more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations that may be vying for your attention, including hospitals, arts groups, social services, colleges and universities, and yes, even your high school alma mater.

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Identity theft can happen to anyone, but consumers now have a new free tool to help protect themselves against scammers who would steal their financial information.

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