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Should I Use My Retirement Money to Pay Off My Student Loans? – Cynthia

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“Dear Steve, I would like to know if I would be better off paying off student loans with a retirement plan disbursement from former employer I have about $26,000 in SallieMae student loans. I will be receiving a disbursement from a former employer for Profit Sharing and Money Purchase plans. I want to know if I would be better off ... Read More »

Will Baby Boomers Have Enough to Retire?

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It’s no secret that the housing bubble and recession of the last four years has caused financial heartache for many of us. One group that has been especially hard hit is the baby boomer generation. For years boomers have believed that they would retire in their mid-sixties and enjoy their golden years playing golf and traveling. They planned to fund ... Read More »

Fraud Scheme Related to the World Trade Center Site Clean-Up

A trucking company’s owners have been indicted on embezzlement, tax evasion and million dollar fraud charges related to the World Trade Center site clean-up. A thirty-one count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn this month charging trucking company owners Gerardo P. Fusella and Vincent J. Fusella, Jr., with crimes including embezzlement, mail fraud and tax charges. As alleged ... Read More »

Franklin Drywall Cheats The Law And The Law Won

The owner and president of Franklin Drywall was sentenced in federal court last week for one count of providing false statements to two labor union pension and benefit funds. These acts by this Little Canada-based union sheet-rocking company was part of a scheme to underpay employees for overtime and underpay the union for pension and benefit contributions required by collective ... Read More »

All Aboard The Fraud Express! $1 Billion Ticket To Ride!

There’s not many fraud stories that cross my desk now that make me drop my jaw. I mean, really, a scam is a scam is a scam. But this doozy, oh this one has me sitting here looking like the kid from the Home Alone movies: hands flat on the sides of my face, jaw dropped and eyes wide. Charges ... Read More »

I Live on Social Security and a Small Pension and Can Barely Make It.

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“Dear Damon, I live in california and i am retired and only income i receive is social security and a small pension from a job i worked at many many years ago I have two credit cards. each have a balance of $2000.00, total of about $4000.00. i have not missed a payment or been late with a payment. at ... Read More »

My Husband Died and My House Was Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. – Sandy

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“Dear Steve, My husband passed away 4 years ago and the following year hurricane Katrina severely destroyed my house. I FINALLY sold my house May 2008 for peanuts, but had to live off that money due to being unemployed since Feb. 2008. I draw a pension from my late husband which is exempt from any garnishments. I’m not a dead ... Read More »

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