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Just Another Phone Scam

I love getting these kind of messages. Even more when it turns out to be a fairly common scam. Here’s hoping that you don’t fall for it. I know I didn’t. Yes this is Helen Williams I’m calling in reference to your federal student loan. I need to discuss your repayment options with the new...Read More
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Considering a Low Cost Cell Plan?

Lately, a lot of low-cost cell phone plans have become available. If you’re considering a switch, there are a few things you should consider. Unlimited? Is the plan actually unlimited? Or, just kinda unlimited? These days, unlimited talk and text usually lead the way. Basically, you can talk as much as you want, and text...Read More
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Reader View Available

Here’s a simple little trick that may come in handy. Especially if your reading glasses are in the other room. When you’re trying to read a blog, including the Taxbot Blog, sometimes the print is just too small on your smartphone. Well, there’s a built in way to solve that problem. It’s called “Reader View”....Read More
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Apple Card Anyone?

UPDATED At their March event, Apple made the surprising announcement that they were jumping into the credit card business. Partnering with first time card issuer, Goldman Sachs, the company is proclaiming that their card will be different than others. Let’s take a look, shall we? No Fees Perhaps the boldest of their statements is that...Read More
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Taxbot L!FT

Taxbot L!FT (or LIFT if you don’t speak in exclamation points) was born of a desire to put more positive thoughts out into the world. Social media is seemingly overflowing with negativity these days. So we sought out positive inspiration from some of today’s best minds. The dreamers. The movers and shakers. And we are...Read More
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Is it really Apple?

New variations on scams seem to pop up daily. One of the latest targets Apple customers who are having issues with their devices. This time with a twist. You call them. An elderly woman who was having trouble removing an app from her iPhone did a web search for Apple Customer Support. The number that...Read More
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Tax Season Today

The tax season can be confusing. And make no mistake about it, that is by design. The U.S. Tax Code started out as about 30 words. It now fills more than seventy thousand pages of convoluted text. The sheer number of forms and dates they are due is almost impossible to comprehend. So, Taxbot is...Read More