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Ripped Off and Scammed in Death

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The story of a Missouri grave monument company caught my eye. It appears Standard Monument Company sold grave markers and monuments but, well, forgot to actually deliver them. That would be horrible enough but the company, and owner Jeffery Thomure have been down this road before. In 2006, Thomure was slapped with a permanent injunction for the very same thing. ... Read More »

    Is National Forensic Group a Scam? – Ralph

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    A reader sent me the following information on a company called National Forensic Group and wanted to know what I thought. The company is: National Forensic Group 208 Glen Cove Road Old Westbury, NY 11568 Tel: 516 248-4949 Fax: 516-248-9733 State of New York records say the company was incorporated on May 18, 2011, so it appears to be a ... Read More »

      Kiss Your Wallet Goodbye. Just Don’t Lose Your Grip on Your Phone.

      Google Wallet

      Google Wallet is rolling out. Applause, applause…what’s that? Google Wallet is the partnership Google has with Citibank, MasterCard, FirstData, and Sprint to bring you the Google Wallet application for quick and easy payments. Because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will do more than a regular wallet ever could. You’ll be able to store your credit cards, offers, loyalty ... Read More »

        FBI Unravels Twenty Year A&M Investments Scam

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        For 20 years Monroe Beachy of Sugarcreek, Ohio has represented himself to as his company, A&M Investments, to investors as a safe and secure investment option. He has supposedly told investors that his company that he would invest their money in Ginnie Mae Bond Funds (mortgage-backed security issued by the Government National Mortgage Association) and secure a positive rate of ... Read More »

          Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB Warns Of “Secret Shopper” Scam

          Last week the Fort Wayne, Indiana BBB issued a warning of a scam affecting Engle Road’s Hilton Downtown and National Tube Form. Across the country people are receiving letters telling them they’ve been chosen as a Secret Shopper to complete a survey. A check of between $1,900 to $7,000 from National Tube Form is enclosed in the letter and “shoppers” ... Read More »

            Craigslist Scammer Targeting Renters In Need Of Housing

            It was only a matter of time before a new Craigslist scam hit the news stands. This time police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are dealing with a handful of complaints and reports since the spring of 2011 with a fraudster advertising a rental property to prospective renters on Craigslist.com. Personally, I’ve always been wary of Craigslist.com. But that’s probably because ... Read More »

              Consumers Who are Current, Targeted for Debt Relief Sales

              Debt Relief Agency 800-665-4618

              A new trend is emerging of companies that are targeting consumers that are current on their bills for debt relief services. This probably grows out of the fact the number of consumers behind and in trouble continues to diminish as time ticks by since the peak in 2009. It’s a devious trick to target these consumers. The sales pitch will ... Read More »

                Financial Literacy For Kids: How To Really Teach Kids How To Manage Money

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                When I was 8 years old my dad took me into Citibank to open my very first savings account. He said it would teach me the value of a dollar and the importance of saving. I don’t remember how much I started my account with and if I deposited on a regular basis but I do remember being the talk ... Read More »

                  The Path to Happiness and Wealth by Steve Rhode

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                  I was awarded the Washington Post personal finance book of the month award for this book. It is a holistic look at the secrets to overcome debt and find a balance with money in your life. It’s a good book for people to read that might be having issues with shopping issues, compulsive spending, overspending, hidden debt, etc. You can ... Read More »

                    Chapter 1 – I Got Hit in the Head With a Baseball and I Saw it Coming

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                    Chapter 1 – I Got Hit in the Head With a Baseball and I Saw it Coming In 1990, my wife and I filed bankruptcy. We kept the secret for almost 10 years and never talked about it publicly. I felt like a failure. It was painful and embarrassing and, though there were many factors that lead up to that ... Read More »

                      Chapter 3 – Take a Lap on the Gerbil Wheel of Debt

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                      Chapter 3 – Take a Lap on the Gerbil Wheel of Debt Think of debt as that annoying squeak in the back seat that you hear as you drive alone in the car. The squeak distracts you from the beauty of the scenery, and before you know it, you are only worried about the squeak. I knew a guy that ... Read More »

                        Chapter 4 – Why Money Doesn’t Make You Happy

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                        Chapter 4 – Why Money Doesn’t Make You Happy If you’ve nodded your head a few times reading the first three chapters of this book, get ready: I’m going to introduce you to a program which, if you stick to it, will help you to be happy and have money. First, consider that part of what has been blocking your ... Read More »

                          Chapter 5 – If You Had a Million Rats, Would You be Successful?

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                          Chapter 5 – If You Had a Million Rats, Would You be Successful? You achieve true financial success when your internal prosperity expresses itself in your having enough money to meet obligations and to spend. You will be happier with the money you have and make if you can lead a more balanced life. What is financial success? If you ... Read More »

                            Chapter 6 – The 10 Attributes of Internal Prosperity

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                            Chapter 6 – The 10 Attributes of Internal Prosperity Now that you’ve defined success for yourself, it’s time to begin your new, balanced financial life. Now you have to make sure you have a good foundation on which to build the new, happier and balanced you. Think of these core components like the ingredients lists on a box of Oreo ... Read More »

                              Chapter 7 – The Attributes of Internal Prosperity in Action

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                              Chapter 7 – The Attributes of Internal Prosperity in Action Brian and Nancy had lived a fabulous life full of everything everyone wants. They had beautiful friends, sensational parties, the right guest list, the right address and fabulous cars. And all throughout their marriage, life had been…great. Brian had spent many years working closely with his father and played an ... Read More »

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