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Tips for Green Card Holders and Immigrants Who are Filing a US Tax Return

The Social Security tax is a flat 12.4% on the first $118,500 of wages, salary and self-employment earnings. Eventually, you may become eligible to …

New Rules Would Require Debt Collectors Have Proof You Actually Owe Money

One of the most common complaints about debt collectors is that they harass people over debts that are either no longer owed, or weren’t owed in the …

Even if you have health insurance, you may want to pay cash

Five blood tests were performed in March at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. The hospital charged the patient's insurer, Blue Shield of California, $408. The patient was responsible for paying $269.42.<p>If that were all there was to this -- which it's not -- you'd be justified in shaking your head …

Health Care

Everything You Need to Know About Child Tax Credits

Depending on your income, you may be eligible for a child tax credit of up to $1,000 per child. Remember that unlike a tax deduction, a tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your tax bill. Sound good? Here's what you need to know about the child tax credit, from the eligibility …

Think you know Goa inside out? You probably haven’t visited these places before

No longer a sleepy fishing village or a hippie haven, Goa has got better with age. It’s now a bonafide culinary destination with state-of-theart …

How to use Android to save on auto repair - Android customization

Your Android device may not be able to fix your car, but you can certainly use it to help narrow down automotive electrical problems and possibly save some money on auto repair and prevent multiple trips to the DEQ. This Android customization project takes us outside, to your car, to tackle a task …

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Where to Go in Goa: An Inside Guide

'Where should I go in Goa?' As a travel writer, it was a question I kept getting asked by people travelling in India. The answer was, I didn't know. …

Goa Beyond the Beach: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play

The Indian state still attracts the party scene on its northern beaches, but to discover the real Goa, head inland. The reward is a rural landscape dotted with rice paddies and spice plantations, ancient Hindu temples and Roman Catholic churches, under-the-radar heritage hotels, and avant-garde …

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20 Postpartum Recovery Tips From Nurses And Midwives

In preparation for your new arrival it is likely you will take classes, read books and get advice from friends and family on how to take care of your new baby.<p>What you can easily forget in all the excitement is that you take care of yourself too!<p>To help you focus on YOU, we recently asked our …

10 Things You Have to Do Before You Go Into Labor

As eager as you are for baby to arrive, there are certain things you'll want to tackle free from the distraction of a crying newborn. And if you're …

Pregnancy

10 Weird (But Totally Normal) Things About Your Newborn

Sure, all those books and classes have prepped you for the major things: labor and delivery, the unavoidable sleepless nights and, of course, …

7 tips for lowering your medical bills— even if you have health insurance

Having insurance may make it easier to get health care, but that doesn’t always translate to medical bills you can afford. High deductibles, copayments and coinsurance mean some people are avoiding medical care altogether to save money. But regular medical care is important, and you shouldn’t have …

Health Care

Checklist: Maternity Ward Tour

• When we arrive, do we need to check in at the front desk, or can I waddle straight to the maternity ward?<br>• What are the policies on cameras and video …

Pregnancy

Hinduism Fast Facts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's some background information about Hinduism, the world's third largest religion after Christianity and Islam. "Hinduism" is derived from a Sanskrit word that means "dwellers by the Indus River."<p><b>Statistics:</b><br>15.1% of the world population is Hindu.<p>79.8% of India's population is</b> …

Your Delivery Options: Know C-Section Facts

These days and age the C- Section talk comes and goes leaving controversial traces anywhere it appears. What is best for the baby and the mother? …

Parenting

14 Secrets Every Health Insurance Company Knows (And You Should, Too)

<i>Before you invest in health insurance, make sure you know just as much as they do. (Photo by Getty Images)</i><p>Calling your health-insurance provider is …

IRS Announces 2015 Mileage Rates

Gas prices may be down, but business mileage rates—how much you can deduct if you use a car for business purposes—are up for 2015. The Internal Revenue Service announced standard mileage rates for 2015 today for taxpayers to use in calculating the deductible costs of using a car for business, …

Are You Exempt From The Obamacare Insurance Penalty?

When you sit down to file your 2014 tax return on Form 1040, for the very first time you will be required to pay a penalty to the IRS if you failed to carry “minimum essential heath insurance coverage” throughout the tax year. Last month, the Treasury Department estimated that some three to six …

Retirement

Surprising ways you can use your FSA or HSA

If you’re the owner of a health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending arrangement (FSA), you might not be exactly sure what you have. That’s because these accounts, which are used to help pay for health care costs tax-free, are often misunderstood.<p>They’ve been offered since 2004 as a …

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Finding out that you are pregnant can be one of the most exciting and at the same time most terrifying time in your life. This is the moment that you …

Ready to Pack Your Hospital Bag? Read This Checklist First

Chances are, you’ve spent the past several months dreaming of the day you finally get to meet baby. You’ve stocked up on baby gear, decorated the …

What to Eat During Pregnancy

<b>Congrats! You’re pregnant. Now what? Here’s what you need to know about nutrition while you’re pregnant.</b>Things are always a little more overwhelming …

Pregnancy

Herbed Chicken Salad Recipe

Do you know you can transform plain cooked chicken into a fresh and lively salad ideal for lunch or dinner? Chicken salad in the U.S. dates back from …

Roasted Chicken Shawarma Recipe – 5 Points +

One of the many things I love about Southern CA is the access to a fantastic selection of international cuisine. And after getting hooked on chicken …

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