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Katelynne Shepard

What Does It Mean to Be a Legal Guardian?

Guardians can be appointed under emergency circumstances, but if you're the parent of a minor child, it's a good idea to consider naming a guardian in your will as part of your estate plan.

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Leigh A. Morgan

I've Always Gotten a Tax Refund. Why Do I Owe Money This Year?

Why do you owe federal taxes this year? Here are some possible explanations for why you have to pay taxes instead of getting a refund.

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Gwen Case

3 Consequences of Skipping Jury Duty

Sometimes courts allow you to skip or postpone jury duty, but there can be serious consequences for doing so without permission. 

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Leigh A. Morgan

Will Paying Off My Mortgage Hurt My Credit Rating?

Before you pay off your principal balance, however, it's important to consider whether paying off your house hurts your credit score. The impact of paying off a home loan depends on your credit profile, so you may see your score increase or decrease.

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Gwen Case

Can I Claim My Elderly Parent as a Dependent?

There may be tax benefits available if you support an elderly parent. Learn about the requirements and benefits of claiming your parent as a dependent.

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Leigh A. Morgan

Entrepreneurs, Here Are 4 Business Structures to Know About

If you're starting a business, it's important to choose the right legal structure. Learn about the four main business structures and their pros and cons.

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Bridget Coila

What Happens If You Don't File Your Taxes by April 15?

Filing a tax return is a necessary task for most U.S. workers every April, but sometimes the amount owed can be staggering. Not filing can leave you owing more than just the initial tax amount, though.

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Bridget Coila

Do Grandparents Have Custody Rights?

Grandparents may be able to request custody or visitation rights, but the circumstances are not cut and dried. Learn more about grandparents' rights.

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