TV Appearances

WJBK Manage Your Money Like a Baseball Team

Scott spoke with Derek Kevra from WJBK with some tips on how baseball can help you with your finances.

WDIV Last Minute Tax Tips

More than 70% of Americans get a tax refund each year; how will they use it? Financial professional Scott Carty talked with ClickOnDetroit.com about how NOT to use your tax refund:
Spend It
Lend It
Depend On It
Click here for a tax withholding calculator from the IRS
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator
With the tax deadline just around the corner, the pressure is on for people who still haven’t filed their taxes. Financial professional Scott Carty talked wit ClickOnDetroit.com about some last minute tax tips to help procrastinators.
Click here to file an extension
Click here to track your return

Carty Captial does not offer tax advice. Please consult the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance.

Fake IRS Calls & Texts

The IRS will never contact you through phone, email, text or social media to get your personal or financial information. How to Recognize Fake Calls and Emails

 
They also won’t call you about taxes you owe without mailing you a bill first and they won’t require you to pay a certain way, such as a prepaid debit card.
What can you do if you think you are a victim of identity theft?

Contact the IRS as soon as possible. Document everything, and keep in contact with the IRS until the issue is resolved. How to Identify ID Theft

You can file an identity theft complaint with the Federal Trade Commission – 1-800-908-4490

You may also want to file a report with the local police, as well as contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.

Protecting Yourself From Tax Filing Scams

File Your Taxes Early

Recognize Phishing Scams

Change Your Passwords Often

Protect Your Number

the IRS will never contact you through phone, email, text or social media to get your personal or financial information. How to Recognize Fake Calls and Emails

They also won’t call you about taxes you owe without mailing you a bill first and they won’t require you to pay a certain way, such as a prepaid debit card.

What can you do if you think you are a victim of identity theft?

Contact the IRS as soon as possible. Document everything, and keep in contact with the IRS until the issue is resolved. How to Identify ID Theft

You can file an identity theft complaint with the Federal Trade Commission – 1-800-908-4490

You may also want to file a report with the local police, as well as contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.

WWJ: Holiday Tipping

From servers to stylists… baristas to bellhops – we hand over $40 billion dollars in tips each year! But tipping can be tricky. Financial professional Scott Carty talked with WWJ Newsradio 950 to give a guide on how much you should tip in every situation.
Click here for a general tipping guide.
Click here for a holiday tipping guide.

WJBK: Holiday Scams

It is a busy time of year- for all of us and for scam artists. Financial professional Scott Carty talked with WJBK-FOX 2 Detroit about holiday scams and tips on how we can protect ourselves.

 http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/218860758-video#.WDMb3upOqco.facebook
Holiday Scams:
1. Gift Card Scams
2. Fake Charities
Click here for a list of charities eligible for tax exempt status by the IRS. Click here to see how charities will use your donation.
3. Delivery Scams

Prevention Tips:
1. Review Statements
2. Protect Your Information
3. Do Your Homework
Click here to check a business with the Better Business Bureau

WJBK: Life Insurance

Determine the Types

Compare Policies

Now vs. Later

Determine Coverage

Click here for a basic life insurance calculator

Re-evaluate

WJBK: Fantasy Football Finances

QB, Matthew Stafford – your financial team needs a leader

RB, Doug Martin – in retirement savings you can bounce back

WR, Julian Edelman – you must be able to make adjustments

TE, Rob Gronkowski – take the sure thing – free money from your Employer Sponsored Plan

K, Adam Vinatieri – think long term

WXYZ: Financial Cramming for College

1. Setting a Budget
2. Checking & Savings Accounts
3. Credit Cards
4. Student Loans

WJBK: Baby Money Mistakes

Money Mistakes New Parents Make:

Forgetting About Extra Expenses

Overspending On Unnecessary Items

Forgetting Life Insurance

Not Creating A Will

Prioritizing College Before Retirement