Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

As more consumers ditch checking accounts in favor of prepaid cards, some fraudsters are targeting cardholders in online scams. A recent New York Times┬ástory by Matthew Goldstein highlights that one particular financial product seems to have become the focus of regulators. It’s called MoneyPak, and it’s known as a “cash top-up card.” Rather than working

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:54 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Scammers are setting up fake Facebook pages and possibly looting credit cards from the crash site following last week’s tragedy.

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, CFA ·

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, CFA ·

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

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