Tom O' Rourke

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Avoiding life’s big three threats!

Not a lot of things can be more of headache than being audited by the IRS. While it’s unlikely to happen, you can take steps to keep yourself in the clear.

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You’re richer than you think, so think estate plan

If you own a home, have a spouse, carry life insurance and invest in the Thrift Savings Plan, you probably need an estate plan.

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Are you sleeping with a millionaire?

Hardly anybody joins the government planning to become rich but you could be well on the way to millionaire status if you meet a few key characteristics.

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What’s your planning, investing end game?

As more companies scale-back or more often eliminate retirement plans for their workers, the government’s benefits package looks better and better to many private sector employees. But all comparisons are relative.

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