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Posted: Tue,15 Oct 2019 04:10:05 GMT
Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Pay attention to fees before you reserve your rental car to avoid surprises when you’re at the rental counter or paying your bill.

Posted: Tue,14 Jan 2020 09:15:51 GMT
Barry Ritholtz
Managing your financial life requires following three rules: No. 1. Spend less than you earn; No. 2. Prioritize investing for your future; No. 3. Figure out what matters and spend accordingly. If...
Posted: Sat,19 Oct 2019 03:47:02 GMT
Private Wealth News - Rich Miller
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers lambasted proposals to tax the wealth of the richest Americans made by presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Not only would...
Posted: Sat,12 Oct 2019 01:19:58 GMT
Ben Steverman, Anders Melin
The young woman in Monica Mazzei’s San Francisco law office was adamant: She wanted a prenuptial agreement. Never mind that the client had barely anything to her name. What she had was a...

Posted: Wed,31 Jul 2019 12:17:42 GMT
Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education FTC
If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed...
Posted: Fri,26 Jul 2019 02:24:13 GMT
Alvaro Puig Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Earlier this week, we told you that roughly half the people in the country can get benefits under a settlement that the FTC and others reached with Equifax. Now, you can now find out if you were...
Posted: Mon,22 Jul 2019 02:49:50 GMT
Alvaro Puig - Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people.
Posted: Tue,07 May 2019 09:34:50 GMT
Michael Atleson Acting Assistant Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education - FTC
Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.
A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll...
Posted: Mon,22 Apr 2019 07:35:38 GMT
Rosario Méndez Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC
Scammers and Your Notre Dame Donations
Following last week’s devastating fire that destroyed much of the famous and historically important Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, fundraising efforts have begun.
Posted: Mon,15 Apr 2019 07:23:44 GMT
Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Online lending company broke the law. FTC counts the ways.
If you need to borrow money to consolidate credit card debt, make home or auto repairs, or pay other unexpected bills, a personal installment loan may be an option.

Posted: Wed,30 Jan 2019 06:18:27 GMT
Guidant Financial
401(k) business financing lets new and existing business owners use their retirement funds to start or buy a business, without incurring tax penalties or taking a loan.

Posted: Tue,07 May 2019 02:52:52 GMT
Daniel Satchkov
Donald Trump yesterday suddenly threatened to increase tariffs on many Chinese goods from 10% to 25% effective this Friday. He also threatened to institute many new tariffs. According to his...
Posted: Tue,30 Apr 2019 04:22:44 GMT
Yon Perullo - Rixtrema
Environmental and socially responsible investing (also known as ESG, where the ‘G’ stands for governance) has been a hot topic in recent years. Since Earth Day was just a couple of days ago,...
Posted: Thu,28 Feb 2019 04:41:01 GMT
Nick Davidson - RiXtrema
Most fund managers justify the higher fees associated with the fund by explaining that their skill will allow them to deliver better results than the index.
Posted: Tue,05 Feb 2019 08:34:01 GMT
Alexandr Starodubtsev
As a Fiduciary, How Well Do You Know Your Risk?
FINRA 2019 Risk Priorities and Examination Priorities Letter
Posted: Tue,29 Jan 2019 06:10:26 GMT
Daniel Satchkov
Where Cryptocurrency Lost Its Way & How It Can Still Take Over Internet?
Bitcoin certainly flames the passions. Usually reserved academics start to sound like fiery pastors preaching against the evil one when topic of Bitcoin is brought up. Central bankers call it...