Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Feb. 17)

18th February 2019

Following a busy week full of potential (and legitimate) blockbusters, Netflix has a selection full of question marks this week, along with a couple of familiar properties. Once again, everything coming to the streaming service this week is an original film or series, but the only one that I recognized was Chef’s Table, which returns for Volume 6. Of the five original films launching this week, Paddleton was the one…

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Twitter keeps your direct messages, even years after you delete them

18th February 2019

Twitter is keeping copies of direct messages sent through the social network even years after users delete them, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini, who told TechCrunch that he harbored “concerns” over the long retention of data, found old direct messages for Twitter accounts that were already taken down in an archive acquired through the social network’s website  He also revealed a previously undisclosed bug that allows him to use a…

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5 Things to Know About Tax Refund Advances

18th February 2019

TAX REFUND ADVANCES offer quick access to cash as you wait to receive your refund. However, you may want to think twice before agreeing to a tax refund loan, also known as an advance. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” cautions Paul Joseph, a CPA and attorney with tax preparation provider Joseph & Joseph Tax and Payroll in Williamston, Michigan. Tax refund advances can come with hidden fees, a…

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2019 Tax Filing Tips for Retirees

18th February 2019

AS YOU GET READY FOR taxes this spring, expect change. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in 2017, brings adjustments for 2018 tax returns. Many of the law’s provisions will affect retirees, and potentially for the better in some cases. “The impact of the TCJA’s changes in the tax law could substantially reduce a retiree’s income tax liability,” says Mike Herzog, a tax attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin…

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