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Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Technology
A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes.It is believed that a "maintenance update" caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning. While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn't talked to each other for several months, the unprompted messages instilled fear in others.One woman from Oregon said she woke up at 5am to a text from her sister that simply said "omg" - causing her to worry that something had happened to her newborn nephew in hospital.Stephanie Bovee ended up waking her mother in a panic, and it took three hours for her to realise that everything was fine and the text was a mistake. ...
Still confused? Here's how the new federal tax law impacts you

Still confused? Here's how the new federal tax law impacts you

Finance
Many of the changes to the tax code were covered extensively by mainstream media, including the tax bracket changes, the increase in the standard deduction, the elimination of personal exemptions, and the lowering of the corporate rate. When it comes to your personal financial planning and investments, here is a refresher to some of the changes that may impact you as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:Use of 529 plans expanded to younger students. Parents with kids in private school have been presented with an advantage because now they can make distributions up to $ 10,000 per student, per year for K-12 education. With such wider use for 529 plans, couples who don't even have kids yet may want to maximize the time funds grow tax-free by opening 529s for themselves as both "owner" and "...