Financial professional, Cathy DeWitt Dunn, joins hosts Laila Muhammad and Oliver Tull on Eye Opener TV discussing last minute tax filing, the IRS, and tax scams.
Cathy DeWitt Dunn warns viewers that tax preparers are being scammed by crooks. Thieves are calling tax preparers while pretending to be a client and changing banking information for the clients so as to reroute tax refunds into accounts set up by the thieves.
More scams to be on the lookout for are last-minute email scams, e-services scams, tax-themed phishing and malware scams, illegitimately mailed out tax bills, and tax related phone calls asking for personal data. Scammers are pulling out all the stops and using email, postal mail, phone, the internet and even social media to pull off their scams to fatten their wallets at tax-payers’ expense.
The bottom line in all things tax related is to use caution. There are many things you should be doing to protect yourself from scammers. Read More
Transcending Legal: Why Financial Strength is Crucial in Divorce
Connecting with the right attorney is critical in divorce. But if you have accumulated a significant asset portfolio during your soon-to-be dissolved marriage, hiring a third party financial expert can be just as important. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) can help you negotiate your financial position and save money in the process. Read More
Divorce consumes every aspect of your life: emotional, familial, social, spiritual, legal, and financial. It generates emotions that are often conflicting and intense. In divorce, expect upheaval in virtually every area of your life.
That’s why one of the best things you can do to keep your emotions from overwhelming the situation is to maintain focus on the financial challenges the divorce process presents. The decisions you make today will set your financial tone well into the future. That’s why in addition to qualified legal counsel, it’s critical you seek qualified financial counsel: a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Read More
With all the turmoil in the Middle East, what does that mean for your finances here at home? On Women Money & Power Talk Radio, Cathy and Bruce discuss the Middle East, the stock market, bonds, and much more in this segment. Read More
There’s no question that finance is traditionally a male-dominated industry. Though the number of female financial professionals has increased dramatically over the last several years, there is a lingering sense among many female consumers that they are not part of the club when it comes to fully understanding and controlling their finances.
A recent study conducted by Prudential on women’s financial attitudes and behaviors highlights several areas in which women feel they are not financially empowered. In fact, the study reports as few as 22% of women feel well-qualified to make financial decisions, and the majority of women are not working with a financial advisor.
The main goal of Women, Money and Power is to put women in the driver’s seat when it comes to their money. By becoming educated and empowered on financial issues, women can cut through intimidating jargon and fast-talking sales pitches to make sound decisions based on facts – not emotions. Read More