High-Frequency Trading

Apr 2, 2014 by

Just about every time you buy a stock through a U.S. exchange, you’re getting robbed.

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Whoa! A 25% Car Loan?

Jan 10, 2014 by

I’m going to stick my neck out a bit here and offer a lot of opinions about a real life situation though I’m admittedly lacking...

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Tax ID Theft Awareness

Jan 8, 2014 by

Due to explosive growth in the scam, the FTC has made January 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. What are the risks? What should you do if you’re victimized?

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Pay Rent with a Credit Card?

Nov 15, 2013 by

In case you woke up today thinking “wow—I’d like to raise my own rent 2.75% today,” here’s a most excellent way to do it.

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Installment Loan Money Trap

Sep 5, 2013 by

You know payday lending is designed to entice you into very costly borrowing. So-called “installment loans” are just as nasty and can suck money out of your pocket faster than a $10 minimum blackjack game.

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The Guy Real Estate Gurus Hate

Sep 3, 2013 by

Have you seen this ad featuring a seeming Elvis impersonator hawking real estate investing advice?

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Payday Loans for Dummies

May 7, 2013 by

You’ve probably heard of so-called “payday loans.” But do you really know how they work and why they’re a financial death trap?

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Financial Adviser or Huckster?

Mar 27, 2013 by

When a financial adviser is advising, whose interests are foremost in the adviser’s mind?

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Top 10 FTC 2012 Complaints

Mar 6, 2013 by

A crook may already have filed your tax return and collected a refund in your place. That crime is behind an explosion in ID theft complaints to the FTC.

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Tax Season Identity Theft

Jan 28, 2013 by

Nearly 1 million tax returns were fraudulently filed in 2011. How can you protect yourself? Or can you?

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