Another Wall Street Fleece

Aug 4, 2015 by

Let’s say after cumulative contributions of $25,000 during your working years, in retirement you’ve withdrawn over the last two years all of a brokerage account’s balance—$60,000—to pay retirement living expenses. You’ll have to cough up $35,000 if Madoff-style fraud thenbankrupts the brokerage.

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Donald Trump’s Budget?

Jul 28, 2015 by

Was this document I picked up from a New York City sidewalk really handwritten by The Donald?

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United Airlines Shakedown?

Jul 24, 2015 by

How would you react to this from a retail cashier: “Oh I’m sorry, but the price marked on the item is not the real price. You have to pay the real price.” Would you suspect a scam?

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Wort...

Jul 21, 2015 by

I’m probably among the last to convert, but I bought an electric toothbrush a couple of weeks ago. I wonder though: is this high-cost gizmo actually going to cut my dental bills and better preserve my teeth in the long run?

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How’s Your Financial Well-Bein...

May 18, 2015 by

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has figured out what makes up personal financial well-being. How do you rate?

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Latest Fake Debt Scam

May 5, 2015 by

In this recent scam a company allegedly robo-called millions of consumers with the aim of collecting a fake debt.

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2014 Top 10 FTC Complaints

Mar 12, 2015 by

While debt collectors have a lock on the top spot or two on the FTC complaint list, impostor scams are rising fast.

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The Cost of Love

Feb 11, 2015 by

What’s the typical cost of dating, engagement, a wedding, and honeymoon?

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Anthem Data Hack

Feb 9, 2015 by

The personal information of as many as 80 million Americans could have been stolen in the latest hack. Could you be one?

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2014 Clothing: $103.05

Jan 8, 2015 by

Can a guy spend too little on clothing?

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