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Scams can hit anyone at any age, but falling victim to fraud is especially painful for retirees, many of whom are counting on the fixed income from their nest eggs and Social Security benefits to last through retirement.





According to Federal Trade Commission data, 1.1 million frauds were reported in 2017, with 21% of the fraud victims suffering a financial loss. Fraud losses for all ages totaled $905 million in 2017, with a median loss of $429 per victim. Retirement-age fraud victims tend to lose more money to scams than younger victims. The median fraud loss was $500 fo

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r victims in their 60s, $621 for victims in their 70s, and $1,092 for victims 80 and over. More than 107,000 Americans ages 60 to 69 reported being victims of fraud last year, the highest total of any age range tracked by the FTC.





So how are retirees being swindled? In more ways than you can imagine. Here are some of the most common scams being run today, along with advice from fraud experts on how to avoid getting ripped off.





SEE ALSO: 9 Worst Things Retirees Keep in Their Wallets
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Yesterday, I spent $80 on a pair of pajama bottoms. (Or, as the company calls them, Alaskan guide lounge bottoms.) On the one hand, this feels like an insane amount to spend on sleepwear. On the other hand, my last two pairs of pajamas — both $20 specials from Costco — have lasted no longer […]


The post Quality versus crap: Why I bought $80 pajamas appeared first on Get Rich Slowly.

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It takes some doing to really get a self-sustaining business up and running, but thousands of people use this site to make a living each day. Illustrator Lorraine Yow is one of them. Here are her top tips for finding and keeping great clients.



The post Upwork Tips From a Freelance Illustrator Who’s Making Her Mark appeared first on Upwork Blog.

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The national median sales price for existing single-family homes hit $269,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, depending on where you choose to live, that much money may get you a large, single-family home with plenty of amenities -- or a studio apartment.





In cities such as New York City and San Diego, you'll find only small studio and one-bedroom condos or even mobile manufactured homes at that price point. Meanwhile, in Jacksonville, Fla., or Houston, for instance, you can snag a single-family home with som

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e acreage and a pool in the backyard.





We rounded up to $300,000 and looked for homes for sale in 21 of the largest U.S. cities from coast to coast to see just how much homebuyers can get for their money. Here's what we found.





SEE ALSO: 50 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.
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We Made Kits of SEO Tools for Every Budget And we show you how to use every single one.by Perrin Carrell, March 2018 If I’ve learned anything from my time in the internet marketing world, it’s that people love tools. But here’s what people often forget: you don’t just need the best, newest tools; you need […]



Check out the full post here : (Hand-Picked) Kits of SEO Tools Organized by Budget

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Greetings from sunny and sweaty Orlando, Florida! It's been a long, lovely, crazy week behind the scenes at Get Rich Slowly. I've spent the past ten days hanging out with fellow money nerds at Fincon, the annual “money and media” conference. Fincon started in 2011 with just 225 attendees. Now there are over 2000 attendees […]


The post What I learned (and taught) at Fincon 2018 appeared first on Get Rich Slowly.

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The economy is booming, with the unemployment rate at the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Wages have remained relatively stagnant, though, and for many workers, the only way to get a raise is by changing jobs, which sometimes means moving to another city or state.





But before you start packing, check out the cost of living in your prospective employer's city. You'll want to look at the cost of housing, of course, and don't overlook the impact of state and local taxes on your bottom line. Our annual guide to state taxes shows that tax rates are literally all over the map

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- and the difference between living in a high-tax or a low-tax state can be thousands of dollars each year, depending on your tax situation.





Updated for 2018, here is our list of the 10 most tax-friendly states in the U.S. The top five states on our list have no state income tax at all. Take a look.





SEE ALSO: TAX MAP: State-by-State Guide to TaxesSEE ALSO: SLIDE SHOW: 10 Least Tax-Friendly States
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What's The Best Shopping Cart Software? In-Depth Roundup & Reviewby Lewis Parrott, March 2018 You’ve created a website. You’ve got your product offering lined up, ready to go. You’ve got traffic flowing, and warm leads with credit card in-hand. What’s missing? Well, you need a shopping cart, dummy. Something that not only safely and securely collects payment from customers but […]



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