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Jane Beule

Magical Thinking and Money

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The internet knows I read a lot about money, so it tends to offer me more. I recently discovered an essay by William McPherson seductively entitled, “Falling.” It’s a very interesting piece, full of drama and pathos, about his own devolution from a ‘middle class’ life into one of self-described…

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What Just Ain’t So

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“It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble—it’s what you know that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain One of the most challenging parts of my job is trying to convince clients that something or other that they ‘know’ just ain’t so. This can be particularly frustrating when…

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New Scam Targets International Taxpayers

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In yet another new twist on an old scam – this time affecting non-resident aliens and international taxpayers – criminals are using a fake IRS Form W-8BEN to solicit detailed personal identification and bank account information from victims. Here’s how the scam works: Criminals mail or fax a letter indicating…

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