Tax season is right around the corner, and tax identity thieves are eager to claim your tax refund as their own. Find out how to stop them during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 28-February 1, 2019.
Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You might find out it has happened when you get a letter from the IRS saying more than one tax return was filed in your name, or IRS records show you have wages from an employer you don’t know.
Learn how to reduce the chance you’ll be a victim and find out what to do if you are during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Join the FTC and its partners for free webinars, Twitter chats, and other events. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting information about the events and how you can participate at ftc.gov/taxidtheft.
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Using cash, rather than plastic, helps you avoid mindless spending. Keep cash in an envelope to keep your spending in check.
Give from the Heart
Some of the best gifts are homemade. Baked goods and crafts add a personal touch to the season — while helping you save.
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WHO WE ARE
The Take Charge Today (TCT) program is a free, downloadable, ready-to-teach financial education curriculum for 7th- through 12th-grade classrooms. Take Charge Today’s materials are written and continuously updated “by educators…for educators”. In addition to an activity-based curriculum, we offer professional development including educator trainings.
WHAT’S NEW at TCT?
We moved to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. This move comes with several new opportunities for teachers including a dual enrollment high school course and summer teacher graduate courses with scholarships available (see additional offerings).
Three new lessons have been developed to teach the concept of investing. In addition to The Fundamentals of Investing, we now offer Investing with Lawn Boy (the trade book by Gary Paulsen) in the Introductory curriculum, and in our Advanced Level curriculum we’ve added Let’s Talk Stocks, and Researching Stocks: An Investment Portfolio Simulation assessment.
Ethics, Economy & Entrepreneurship: In our new department, TCT is now connected with a dual enrollment high school course that teachers can offer on their own campus: “Ethics, Economy and Entrepreneurship (EEE)”. Scholarships are available for high school students taking this class who wish to receive dual enrollment credit. We are currently working with UofA professors in an update of this textbook to include more personal finance content.
Teacher Summer Graduate Courses: Teachers interested in teaching the EEE course may come to Tucson in Summer 2019 to complete graduate coursework. You can even work towards a teacher certification by taking several courses we offer each summer at the University of Arizona. Scholarships for teachers are available! Visit https://freedomcenter.arizona.edu/eee for more information about EEE and the summer courses.