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Sarah Stasik

Do You Have to Pay Taxes on a Settlement?

Are settlements taxable? Find out if you'll owe the IRS a decent chunk of your lawsuit settlement.

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Rachel Rose

What Is a Miss and Run?

Miss-and-run accidents are less common than hit-and-run accidents, but they can be equally hazardous and even harder to take action against. Here's everything you need to know about miss-and-run accidents and what to do if it happens to you.

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Rowan Guthrie

What Happens to Your Lease if Your Landlord is Facing Foreclosure?

The effect of a foreclosure while renting can be destabilizing and stressful. Tenants may wonder who to pay rent to, whether their utilities will be shut off or if they'll face eviction. Here's a look at what happens to renters when a property is in foreclosure.

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Gwen Case

If a Dog Bites Someone, Is It Put Down?

You may wonder if your dog will be put down if it bites someone. Understanding dog bite laws in your area can help you ensure that your dog and others remain safe.

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Leigh Morgan

What Are the Consequences If You're Found Guilty of Fraud?

Although corporate fraud gets a lot of attention, fraud also occurs at the individual level. Learn more about what can happen if you're convicted of a fraud offense.

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Leigh Morgan

What Do I Do If I'm a Victim of Fraud?

Some types of fraud, such as identity theft, can affect you for years, so it's important to know what to do after someone defrauds you.

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Leigh Morgan

Did You Know Your Home Can Be a Victim of Identity Theft?

What you may not know is that it's possible for someone to steal your home's identity, a crime known as home title theft. Learn more about this crime and how it affects homeowners.

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Shelley Frost

What to Do After a Break-in

Your home is your sanctuary, so dealing with a break-in can leave you feeling violated. Before you charge into your home to serve up your own justice, take a few deep breaths and err on the side of caution.

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