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3 Simple Tax Terms That Have Been Redefined to Confuse Us

Is the American tax code designed to be confusing? At more than 70,000 pages, its complexity is hard to overstate. But forget its vastness: Even when it comes to its most basic terms, the IRS seems determined to muddy the waters of meaning. To help you out, we've unpacked a few of the most weaselly weasel words.

How Long Is America's Road Back to Full Employment?

There's no way to sugarcoat it: The U.S. job deficit is huge, and it will take years before we return to anyone's idea of full employment. But investors shouldn't become pessimistic: Our flexible economy%u2019s has the capacity to adapt and renew itself faster than many experts expect.

No More Do-Overs for Social Security?

A provision created to allow retirees to correct the mistake of tapping their benefits too early has been used by some as a fairly lucrative investment strategy. Now, the Social Security Administration wants to put an end to the practice.

New Hidden Fees on Credit Cards

A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending shows that issuers have created or expanded at least eight hidden charges to replace the income they anticipate losing because of newly enacted laws and Federal Reserve rules intended to stop credit card abuses.

Underrated in America: CDs

CDs. Certificates of Deposit. They may offer low interest rates than you've grown accustomed to, but at least they offer some return on your money...

Ask me about getting out of debt

Are you struggling with high interest payments and want to find out the best strategies to get out of debt? Are you afraid of losing your home? Do...