Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:05 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Investors must investigate the official letters after the name of an adviser or financial planner.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

Looking for a good retirement location? What about avoiding summertime scams? We have your personal finance prescription ready for pickup today on

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

Happy Hump Day! Today on, find out how to receive benefits as a part-timer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:24 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Homeowners deluged with offers of mortgage help don’t know who to trust.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell ·

While these fraudsters probably won’t fool too many people, check fraud is serious business and costs banks close to $1 billion a year.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:38 am
By Claes Bell ·

If you see a text message congratulating you on your new $1,000 Walmart gift card, don’t be fooled.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

The Better Business Bureau advises military service members to beware of financial scams.

Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

“Flashing the cash” makes you vulnerable to theft, and that’s especially true of baby boomers with healthy nest eggs. The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, reported that it had filed a record 146 financial-fraud enforcement actions in 2011 against investment advisers and companies. That’s an increase of 35 percent in just three years. The

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about romance. But for some sad lonely hearts, the holiday turns out to be a financial scam, rather than true love. Indeed, social media and online dating frauds are so widespread that the national Better Business Bureau included the category in its list of the Top Ten Financial Scams

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:00 am
By Judy Martel ·

Beware when searching on the Internet for ways to modify your mortgage payments. So far, the federal government has shut down more than 200 scam companies that are promising to help struggling homeowners.  In a separate action, search engines have been taking their own actions by barring suspicious advertisers. Google removed 500 advertisers from its

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