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August 2, 2018

Advance-Fee Frauds Keep Dropping the FINRA Name—Don't Fall for "Regulator" Imposter Ploys

Fraudsters continue to impersonate FINRA executives, offering bogus investment “guarantees” to investors as part of an advance-fee scam. Read more about the lengths these fraudsters go to in creating a false sense of security.

 


July 27, 2018

The Ins and Outs of Initial Coin Offerings

It is important for both new and experienced investors who are interested in digital assets to learn more about ICOs so they can make wise investment decisions and avoid the lure of scammers—who seek to profit on the hype surrounding the emerging world of digital assets.

 


July 19, 2018

Lend to Friends and Family—But Only if You Follow These 3 Tips

A "friendly" loan can be a good way to lose money—and tarnish a good relationship with the borrower. But it doesn't have to end that way. If you're considering lending money to a friend or a relative, here are three tips to make friend-and-family lending succeed.

 


July 11, 2018

#Adulting: 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Managing My Finances

When you first enter the real world, it can be scary. For all you learned in high school or college, many of us are still left feeling unprepared for the responsibilities that come with setting out on your own—particularly when it comes to personal finance. Here are five steps you can take to feel like you are #Adulting your finances.

 


July 2, 2018

Declare Your Financial Independence This 4th of July

This 4th of July, as you don your red, white and blue, enjoy a hamburger and take in a fireworks display, consider how you can make this the year you declare your own independence: your financial independence.

 


June 29, 2018

What Is a Blockchain, and Why Should I Care?

Some basic information about blockchain can help you recognize and avoid investment schemes that might reference blockchain technology in an attempt to lure you into sending money.

 


June 21, 2018

Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

We're closing in on the longest day of the year. That means the year is half over. Here's something all of us can put on our Summer Solstice checklist: check in on the progress of your 2018 financial goals.