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Top five tax tips for the digital era

Filing taxes online has become more popular than ever. In fact, the rate of individual tax returns filed online hit an all-time high of 80 percent last year, according to the IRS. But filing isn't the only step in the process that can now be accomplished with the help of online tools. Use digital technology to your advantage to make the complete process - from organizing receipts to claiming your refund - quick and simple.

Outdoor gear that performs year-round

Rugged camping gear is no longer just for adventurers and niche outdoor sports. High-tech or activity-specific outdoor products are gaining popularity because they also come in handy every day and around the house.

Texting and driving don't mix

Are you like many Americans who make phone calls while they're driving? Or text a friend or family member when you reach a stoplight? Did you know that in doing so you could be breaking the law?

Tips for a safe and stress-free holiday shopping season

It may be the season of joy, but for many Americans, the holidays can also be a time of great stress - particularly when it comes to gift-giving and shopping. If you're among the millions of Americans who want to experience a safer, less stressful holiday season, consider these tips.

The holiday gift that keeps on giving: opt to adopt a pet, save a life

It's not surprising that pets are often a popular holiday gift. The darling image of the bow-bedecked puppy or the kitten-stuffed stocking is a holiday classic, but holiday gift givers should make sure that an animal's charm doesn't overshadow other important factors to consider when making a pet purchase, including where the pets came from and who the recipient is.