2019 Tax Filing Tips for Retirees

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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Facebook is developing its own Alexa-like voice assistant that nobody asked for

Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter. The tech company has been working on this new initiative since early 2018. The effort is coming out of the company’s augmented reality and virtual reality group, a division that works on hardware, including the company’s virtual reality Oculus headsets. A team based out of Redmond, Washington, has been…

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T-Mobile and Comcast are now working together to fight robocalls

The fight against the barrage of spam calls and robocalls continues to pick up steam, as a pair of rival carriers announced today that they’re beginning to work more closely together to try and put a stop to the madness. Both companies on Wednesday announced they’ll begin verifying calls made across both of their networks so that customers can be assured calls they receive are coming from an actual human…

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11 Most Common Credit Score Mistakes That Can Damage

You use your credit card regularly, pay the bill every month and avoid taking on too much debt. Your credit score must be in great shape, right? Maybe not. Even the most well-intentioned credit users can end up harming their credit by making simple mistakes. And having good credit is important, even if you don’t plan to borrow money. For instance, about half of Americans don’t know that bad credit…

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How to get free e-books, magazines, movies and TV shows from your library

Quick! Before you spend money on that novel, audiobook, magazine, movie or TV show you’ve been thinking about buying, check the library. You remember the library, right? The place with all the books? Turns out it’s also the place with all the modern digital media. Thanks to a variety of apps and services, you can borrow an abundance of reading material and entertainment, all with a few clicks or taps….

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Google Pay can import airline miles, reward points, and more from Gmail now

Those of you who make contact-less payments on Android devices just got a nice new bonus feature to play with. As spotted by 9to5Google on Monday, Google is rolling out a new Google Pay feature that should make life just a bit more convenient for anyone who uses the mobile wallet system. Thanks to a small update, Google Pay should now be able to link to Gmail and pull in things like airline…

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DC Universe subscription service gets a surprise Xbox One launch

That’s because the DC Universe subscription service is launching an Xbox One app, growing a platform lineup that already supports various iOS and Android devices as well as desktop and mobile web browsers. In addition to housing a collection of more than 20,000 comics available on demand, DC Universe also offers streaming video connected to a variety of DC properties. There are old TV shows like Batman: The Animated Series,…

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Free Reese’s chocolate eggs are not-so-hidden in some Uber cars

Now, Uber is getting in on the action. Cargo, the exclusive in-car vendor for Uber, will offer free samples of chocolate Easter egg candies starting Monday during rides in select cities – Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs and Cadbury Creme eggs, specifically. Here’s the full list of cities that will offer free chocolate eggs in Uber rides: New York City Chicago Boston Washington, D.C. Baltimore Minneapolis Los Angeles San Francisco Atlanta Miami Dallas…

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8

The seventh season of Game of Thrones feels like it wrapped up a lifetime ago. It did. It’s unclear how we all made through more than one year without GoT, but it’s almost time for the eighth and final season. In March 2019, with just weeks to go before the premiere, HBO blessed fans with the first full trailer for season eight, complete with dragon moments, the Golden Company, Gendry…

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The safe way to renew your driving license

\ ATLANTA, Ga. – Every ‘to do’ list at some point has on it, “Renew driver’s license.” It eventually comes around, and it’s easier than it used to be. You can do it online. But, be careful you’re not falling for a fake. Here’s the biggest trap for us in Georgia, many of us, myself included still call it the DMV. But we don’t have a Department of Motor Vehicles….

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Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of Apr. 14)

It’s not often that I can’t find a single show or movie I recognize among the Netflix arrivals and departures of the week, but that is indeed the case for the week of April 14th. That’s not to say that I won’t give anything on this list a shot — Rilakkuma and Kaoru looks incredibly cute — but it’s just going to be a shot in the dark. In fact, the only…

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Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service

According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices. Sources say Amazon could unveil the free music streaming service before the end of April. Spotify is currently the only music streaming platform that…

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