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The 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes I See: A CPA Tells All

Given how complex the tax code is, it's not surprising that people mess up when filing their returns -- making mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars. CPA Gary Craig offers these tips on how to avoid the top tax filing blunders.

Your Tax Refund: What to Expect

The big question on the mind of everyone who expects to get money back from the IRS is when they'll receive their tax refund. But it's not just when you file your return that control that answer: The steps you take beforehand can make a big difference.

Six Ways to Avoid Common Retirement Planning Pitfalls

More than half of American workers have less than $25,000 saved for retirement, but having too little set aside is just one of many ways you can sabotage your later years. We examine some oft-made financial planning traps -- and the safe paths around them.

What Enron's Ex-CEO Jeff Skilling Thinks He Did Wrong

Later this month, the Supreme Court will rule on whether former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling will get a new trial, or possibly see his sentence reduced. In the meantime, Fortune has published a sympathetic profile of Skilling in which he describes three key mistakes he feels led to his conviction.