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Wells Fargo: Are You Being Swindled Right Now?

Adam Levin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

Wells Fargo is still reeling in the aftermath of a major scandal, the latest news being that the banking behemoth lost its accreditation from the Bett...

Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Every Fourth of July, while I'm enjoying time with loved ones, fireworks in my neighborhood and barbeque off the grill, I take time to remember our founding fathers. It is humbling to ponder the sacrifices they made to secure our independence more than 240 years ago.

5 Tips for Planning a Property-Sharing Vacation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you've never rented vacation property before, know that you probably have many more price-conscious options available to you at your destination than ever before. But keep in mind that you have to shop very carefully.

Better Business Bureau: Trump Lied About Trump University Rating

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

The Better Business Bureau on Tuesday briskly refuted a number of statements that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made about Trump ...

5 Ways to Be Charitable on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Wherever you are on the income scale, there's always a way to be generous to others in need without damaging your own budget. Generally, if money is tight, give your time. And if both time and money are tight, you can get creative. Consider these steps first.

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2016 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal.

9 Summer Scams and How You Can Avoid Them

Adam Levin | Posted 07.23.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

Summer is a time for sun, fun, exploration and relaxation. Unfortunately, as we unwind there are those who gear up to take advantage of our moments of diversion and distraction. Scammers love summer, too.

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Scammers and Safeguard Your Financial Health

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're presented with a document, such as a contract or an agreement, and you don't fully understand it, don't sign it.

How to Avoid an Online Vacation Rental Scam

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Imagine you're planning a much-needed vacation. You rent a home using an online site and pay in full to secure the deal. You board your flight and travel to your destination, excited to be far away from work and ready to relax. You arrive at your rental to get the keys -- and find out you've been scammed.

How to Avoid Ending up in a Tree in the Amazon

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

"Climb or potentially die," my guide told me. The wild boars just let out a charging call. They thought we were going to attack their babies. Terrifie...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Making 2015 the Year of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

At the start of every New Year, many make resolutions and most having every intention of keeping them. However, as the days and weeks pass they often are forgotten or set aside, replaced with the activities of everyday life!

Are Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

You're in final negotiations to buy a new car and the dealer is urging you to protect your $20,000-plus investment by purchasing an extended warranty (also known as a service contract). Are these costly add-ons worth the expense or simply a sucker bet intended to boost the seller's bottom line?

Avoiding Auto Repair Scams

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money
Gini Graham Scott

Many people like me know little or nothing about their cars and don't understand what is being done to them, so they can easily be persuaded to get repairs they don't need or be subjected to other scams.

How to Avoid 5 Common Moving Mistakes

John Egan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Money
John Egan

It's a safe bet that millions of questions are rattling around the brains of the millions of Americans who are preparing to relocate. Perhaps you're among them. To help put you at ease, here are five common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.

How to Spot a Bad Moving Company

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars and entrust your valuables with strangers, here are a few tips for ensuring a positive moving experience, as well as scams to avoid.

Choosing the Right Home Alarm System

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

As with any major purchase, it pays to shop around. Don't fall for high-pressure sales techniques or scare tactics. Once you've identified a few good candidates, check for customer complaints.

Measuring Success in the Social Sector: Depends on Who's Asking

Atul Tandon | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

This enormous sector is in the midst of a revolution unprecedented in our nation's history. Within a few years -- certainly within a generation -- most Americans' views of the success or failure of charities likely will change.

Steer Clear of Auto Repair Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you feel frustrated or intimidated whenever you take your car in for repairs, you're not alone. Although most auto repair shops are legitimate, some unscrupulous operators will rip off inexperienced car owners.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Would You Pay $5 For One Of These?

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

* Some hotel prices six times the normal rate * Charities scramble to keep families off the streets * Extended-stay hote...

Feds Crackdown On Shady Movers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

Sometimes, when a moving company has all your earthly possessions boxed up in a truck, they take it as a license to do whatever they like -- charge yo...

No, Obama Isn't Going To Pay Your Bills

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

If you get a call saying President Obama wants to help pay your utility bills, don't believe it. The Better Business Bureau recently warned that i...

Comcast Told To Stop It With The 'We're The Fastest' Stuff

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

A recent exchange in the advertising world has gone something like this: Comcast XFINITY: "It's official. We're the fastest." The Better Busines...

Man Shot And Killed Near JFK Airport Linked To Diet Supplement Company

Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man murdered during a business meeting in New York City was a top official in a Florida dietary supplement company that has been th...

Watch Your Back! These Scams On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money

(The author is a Reuters contributor.) By Mitch Lipka April 12 (Reuters) - When it comes to large migrations of people ...