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‘When Can I Shred This Check?’ and Other Online Banking FAQ | Personal-finance

Bank customers should download or print statements and save them for at least a year, to reference at tax time and beyond.

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about how to handle things previously done in person or with paper documents.

If you’re stuck on how to handle some of the practical aspects of online banking, here are answers to common questions.

Should I save monthly statements?

Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, recommends keeping bank statements for tax purposes to confirm your income or deductible expenses. If you do end up using your statements for your taxes, you may want to hang onto your statements for up to seven years in case the IRS decides to audit you. Even if your bank keeps digital records of your statements, you may want to print or download your statements just in case.

When should I shred

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In South Korea, Covid-19 Comes With Another Risk: Online Bullies

Some people, like Ms. Kim, have paid a price. Online harassers labeled her a “cougar,” suggesting she used sex to proselytize to a younger man. Others said that, should she get pregnant, the infant should undergo a paternity test. Officials in the city of Busan debunked the rumors, but they continued to spread online.

​Once discharged, she filed complaints with a major web portal to remove the fake content. But after trying to hound dozens of blogs, she gave up. “There were too many of them,” she said.

The global fight against the pandemic has raised privacy concerns across countries. Governments, including those of Italy, Israel and Singapore, have used cellphone data to track potentially infected people and their contacts. China has employed mobile phone apps with little disclosure about how they track people. Venezuela has urged neighbors to turn each other in.

South Korea, an intensely connected country where

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MASTERSON ONLINE: Why not discussion?

I’ve written a lot over the decades about genuine “racists” versus the millions who are wrongly accused of being such.

And I’ve seen that today’s criminal rioting, looting and related violence is the worst way to address the problem if we’re ever to get serious as a nation about resolving bona fide racism in society.

And that’s one big IF, considering the vast number of mainstream media darlings intent on fulfilling their mission to foment anarchy and destruction rather than honestly enhancing race relations.

I also see political organizations involved in perpetuating and conflicts over incidents involving Blacks and other minorities by a relative few abusive law enforcement officers who should never have been entrusted to protect or serve.

And, of course, most of the national mainstream media is more than eager to fan every flame, often with inadequate facts or context to credibly support their versions of truth.


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As Catwalks Move Online, Luxury Brands Try to Keep a Human Touch

(Bloomberg) — Luxury clothing houses have long valued direct personal interaction through their boutiques and fashion shows. Perusing the sumptuous goods in a shop, with a glass of champagne in hand, promises a superior consumer experience to the mundane act of ordering online, and sitting front row at a catwalk remains a coveted status symbol.


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That’s why there’s more on display than the latest looks at the September fashion weeks that are getting under way in London, Milan and Paris. This year, they’re a proving ground for just how successfully the industry has reinvented itself for the age of social distancing to push its message and products through digital channels.

Burberry Group Plc’s show on Sept. 17 provided a snapshot of the challenges that await. A walk-up segment featured celebrities including supermodel Bella Hadid and soul artist Erykah Badu engaged in a halting conversation on the Twitch streaming

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply with New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by December 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:



• An explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;

• Examples of conduct that constitutes unlawful sexual harassment;

• A summary of

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The best online shopping deals this weekend: Hand sanitizer, Glossier sets, Apple AirPods

Even though most non-essential businesses are now open after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, tons of retailers are still offering online sales.

If you need your weekend shopping fix, we’ve got you covered.

The end-of-summer sales are in full force, and there are some big ones out there.

Some of the noteworthy deals include up to 85% off Coach bags, the popular Lululemon sale on leggings and Germ-X Hand Sanitizer in bulk for under $28.

Here’s a roundup of some of the better sales this weekend.


The popular online retail giant has Apple products on sale, including AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for 22% off, the latest iPad Mini for 12% off and Series 3 Watch for 15% off.

Also at Amazon: Germ-X 2 Ounce (Pack Of 48) Hand Sanitizer is also now discounted by 35%, down to $47 compared to $72. It’s also available in 8

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New business model: Madison man goes online to sell cookies

MADISON, Wis. — Yeng Yang’s had tremendous success recently with the Yummee cookies he began selling at the Dane County Farmers’ Market, and now he’s opening a storefront on Madison’s Far West Side.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Yeng sold most of his baked goods at farmers’ markets, but sales suffered when the Capitol Square market couldn’t operate in its usual location this year.

Through Facebook, Yeng’s been able to sell and deliver thousands of cookies throughout the state and as far as St. Paul, Minnesota, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Yeng is keeping his membership at FEED Kitchens on Madison’s North Side, but is opening a shop at 5510 University Ave., next to the Original Pancake House, in what last housed the Mexican restaurant Lalo’s.

At the shop he’ll have his Ooey Gooey chocolate chip cookies and three other varieties — peanut butter chip, sea salt macadamia and caramel pecan

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Virginia business owner cooks up a plan to help working parents with online schooling

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — “So, once again, what are we making today?” asked cooking instructor Ellen Victoria Luckey. 

“Pasta,” her class replied in unison.

It was a summer day and spaghetti made from scratch was on the menu at the kid’s cooking camp inside Victoria’s Kitchen.

“You want to grab your flour. Crack one egg at a time,” Luckey directs the students.  The class was loving it as they created wells in their flour and carefully mixed in the egg.

Children make pasta at Victoria's Kitchen in Richmond, Virginia (WRIC Photo/Kerri O'Brien)
Children make pasta at Victoria’s Kitchen in Richmond, Virginia (WRIC Photo/Kerri O’Brien)

Joy Reed’s 10-year-old daughter, Sophia, was among them. Joy Reed said the socially-distant summer program in Richmond, Virginia, was an educational experience for Sophia.

“It taught Sophia a lot of life skills,” Reed said. Yet, Reed was worried about her daughter and school in the fall. With the coronavirus still a concern, Chesterfield County Schools, where Sophia is

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Apple will launch its online store in India on September 23

Apple will launch its online store in India on September 23, bringing a range of services to customers in the world’s second largest smartphone market for the first time in the 20+ years since it began operating in the country.

The company, which currently relies on third-party online and offline retailers to sell its products in India, said its online store will offer AppleCare+, which extends the warranty on its hardware products by up to two years, as well as a trade-in program to let customers access discounts on purchase of new iPhones by returning previous models. These features were previously not available in India. Customers will also be able to buy Macs with custom configurations. 

“We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the

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7 Crazy-Simple Reasons Every New Entrepreneur Should Sell Used Books Online

It’s cool to be an entrepreneur. 

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I mean, think about it  —  you have the potential to earn much more than you would at most jobs and you get to be your own boss. 


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There is no one looking over your shoulder, underestimating or undervaluing you, and there is absolutely no one telling you what to do every moment of every day. 

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. As of 2015 there were 27 million Americans starting or running new businesses and that number is continuing to grow.

The question is :  How many of the 27 million Americans are actually turning a profit and how many are losing their life savings?

These stats worry me. I’ve been the guy losing everything because I was determined to make it but didn’t actually have the knowledge to do so. 

Related: Your First Year in Business 

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