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Getting Paid in Cash? Don't End Up Like Lindsay Lohan

When you get paid in cash, your income is out of sight from the IRS. But as the sad case of tax scofflaw Lindsey Lohan shows, thinking that you can avoid the tax man is not a smart assumption. And while Lohan's issues are extreme, anyone who primarily does business in cash will face the same ones.

Readers' Tips for Financial Revival, Part 4: Get a Job

The idea that you can't reach financial security without a job is a no-brainer, but in this economy, there's nothing simple about finding work. So even though it's a bit outside the usual "boost your finances" motif, we're passing on some reader suggestions on this topic, too.