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    1. Income Tax Return form: There are many changes you need to know

      Income Tax Return form: There are many changes you need to know

      The new format of income tax return forms, introduced for the fiscal 2018-19, will require you to fill up whether you own a house and whether it is self-occupied or given out for rent. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for filing returns for the financial year 2017-18 have introduced some new clauses for both house owners and tenants which were not mandatory till the last fiscal.

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    2. State-Sponsored IRAs Help Provide Nest Eggs for Small Business Employees

      State-Sponsored IRAs Help Provide Nest Eggs for Small Business Employees

      Caring for retirees who do not have enough saved for their non-working years can fall to taxpayers through healthcare and other costs, so some states have begun implementing their own programs to address the problem. 

      This year Washington State joined, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Oregon as a state that provides savings plans for workers looking to build a nest egg for retirement. Learn more about retirement planning here

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    3. Housing, gasoline push Southern California inflation up 3.8%, fastest rate since 2008

      Housing, gasoline push Southern California inflation up 3.8%, fastest rate since 2008

      The most widely watched government benchmark for the local cost of living rose 3.8 percent in the 12 months through March for Los Angeles and Orange counties, the biggest year-over-year jump since September 2008. This local consumer price index, which through last year covered all of Southern California, rose 2.8 percent in 2017 and 1.9 percent in 2016.

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      Mentions: Southern CA News
    4. Giving new moms paid leave is essential. But so is helping them return to work

      Giving new moms paid leave is essential. But so is helping them return to work

      Lauren Reynolds was excited to return to work after having a baby. But she was also terrified to leave her 4-month old daughter.

      Through a phase-back program offered by her employer, advertising agency Leo Burnett Group,Reynolds was allowed to ease back into the workforce. New moms can work at a 60% schedule the first month and 80% the second month. Salaries are adjusted accordingly.

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      Mentions: Chicago
    5. The middle class is growing again -- but slowly

      The middle class is growing again -- but slowly

      After losing ground for years, the US middle class is slowly clawing its way back.

      In 38 states, a larger share of households were "middle class" in 2016 than in 2013, according to a new Stateline analysis. This group, which is defined as earning between two-thirds and twice the state's size-adjusted median household income, had contracted in every state except Wyoming between 2000 and 2013.

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    6. Showing 'em the Love - Patriots and Paws Open House & Fundraising Event

      Showing 'em the Love - Patriots and Paws Open House & Fundraising Event

      Several times a year we will open our doors to the public to share with you what we do every day.

      Patriots and Paws is a local Orange County charity that provides practical home furnishings to Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, and their families, for FREE.

      These items are donated by the public, local businesses, local retailers, and other generous donors that are committed to giving back to those that have sacrificed for us.

      Come meet our founder, Penny Lambright, our board of directors, and many of the volunteers that make it possible for us to operate on a daily basis.

      Click on this link to learn more:

      https://www.patriotsandpaws.org/

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      Mentions: Southern CA News
    7. 4 things keeping you from retirement savings (and how to fix them)

      4 things keeping you from retirement savings (and how to fix them)

      Retirement is billed as a much-deserved rest, a reward for many years of hard work. The sad truth, however, is that most seniors will never realize this dream. Average Americans aged 56 to 61 have only saved $163,577 in their 401(k)s, according to an Economic Policy Institute study. Many experts recommend at least $1 million in savings in the post-workforce years, and you can't afford to waste time. See whether any of the factors below might be holding you back.

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    8. The Latest Tax Scams And Fraud Being Committed

      The Latest Tax Scams And Fraud Being Committed

      As tax season reaches its peak, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued its annual list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.

      Some of the frauds on the government’s list are examples of how taxpayers are being preyed upon, such as email phishing attempts or identity theft. Others are ways Americans are cheating on their returns, such as inflating refund claims or padding deductions.

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    9. Walmart Said to Be in Merger Talks With Humana

      Walmart Said to Be in Merger Talks With Humana

      Health-care spending accounted for about 18 percent of the U.S. economy last year, and continues to surge with an aging population, pricey medications, and a complex regime of reimbursements and middlemen. Companies have been trying to address some of the market’s inefficiencies by forging alliances or getting bigger: Cigna Corp. is acquiring Express Scripts Holding Co. for $54 billion, and CVS Health Corp. is buying Aetna Inc. for $68 billion.

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    10. Orange County Declares Housing Shortage a Threat to Residents and Businesses

      Orange County Declares Housing Shortage a Threat to Residents and Businesses

      Orange County’s top elected officials are warning the lack of affordable housing threatens the quality of life and upward mobility of residents, and puts the county’s economic future at risk.

      “Orange County is experiencing a substantial shortage of housing, which is creating a significant negative impact on household budgets and the quality of life of its residents, as well as diminishing our county's workforce,” states the county’s new Declaration on Housing, which was adopted March 13 by the Board of Supervisors.

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