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8 year-end tax tips for 2018

Year-end is here and you’re probably thinking about what you want to do with your money. You might be considering charitable contributions, investments in tax-deferred accounts and other options. Here are some tips to consider as you weigh potential tax moves between now and the end of the year.

Wildfires and other disasters

Insurance cannot prevent the personal disaster caused by a wildfire, but it can help you recover. There are three areas that you should think about before disaster strikes.

The dangers of distracted driving with hands-free devices

Car and technology companies are promoting hands-free devices as a safer way to talk while driving. However, according to the National Safety Counsel (NSC), there is a growing body of evidence showing that hands-free technology such as Bluetooth and ear pieces are just as hazardous as talking on a cell phone normally. Hands-free devices contribute to “inattention blindness” (when a driver looks at, but does not “see” objects), as well as slower reaction times and difficulty staying in a lane.