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Online Fraud Protection Warning by FBI

May 22, 2007 Alanna 0

The FBI is warning people to be careful about what information you might be entering in on a hotel, or Internet café computer. In the latest twist, crooks install keystroke-logging programs on computers in hotel business centers and Internet cafes. […]

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Guide to Home Improvement

May 18, 2007 Mary Beth 1

As the weather heats up, I’m sure that a lot of you are looking to make some of the repairs you put off all winter. Before you hire anyone, please take a look at this presentation- the information could save […]

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Travel Scam #1: Gas Money

May 14, 2007 Mary Beth 1

This is the first in a five part series on travel scams. As the weather heats up and the kids get out of school, thoughts turn to travel. And whether you’re going to the Smokey Mountains, New York City or […]

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The Great Pyramid of Scams

April 26, 2007 Mary Beth 1

Pyramid schemes are subtly different from Ponzi schemes (see here). For one thing, the title is much more descriptive¦and there really isn’t an interesting story behind the scam. Basically a pyramid scheme is any endeavor in which participants attempt to […]

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Debt Consolidation Considerations

April 20, 2007 Mary Beth 5

Tax season is one of the few times a year when people are forced to take a hard look at their financial life. The 1040 pretty much sums up your finances for the last year and you may not have […]

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Meet Charles Ponzi

April 19, 2007 Mary Beth 1

Charles Ponzi was an Italian immigrant who rose from complete obscurity to millionaire status in only 6 months in 1920. Few people remember the man but nearly everyone has heard of a Ponzi scheme. Charles is the grandfather of this […]