Landings Lowdown - First Quarter 2018


6 Tax Scams to Avoid

#1 Phishing scams. Fake emails or websites impersonating the IRS lure victims into sharing sensitive information.

#2 Phone scams. Criminals pretending to represent the IRS call victims demanding immediate payment and risk of arrest.

#3 Identity theft. Scammers pose as accountants or tax-return preparers, filing tax refunds using victims’ Social Security numbers

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Energy Saving Tips – What To Look For When Buying New Appliances 

Ecologists are always searching for ways to save our environment. Focusing on energy-efficient appliances is one aspect of this endeavor.

In fact, 30% of the charges on your electric statement stems from your appliances. That’s why the government and many appliance manufacturers are replacing standard devices with new energy-saving models.

Is one of your appliances on the blink? Before running out to purchase a new model, consider if it’s worth contacting a technician to fix your machine. Since prices for electrical appliances have decreased over the years, it might be worthwhile to buy a new model. Besides, the cost of a new part for your old apparatus and the technician’s visit can be high.

Also, remember that the new energy-efficient appliances will save you money on a monthly basis. (Read More)




Traditional vs. Roth IRA


Traditional IRAs, which were created in 1974, are owned by roughly 32.1 million U.S. households. And Roth IRAs, created as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act in 1997, are owned by nearly 21.9 million households.1

Both are IRAs. And yet each is quite different. 
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