September, 2013

An Overview of Ponzi Schemes (Part 1)

September 16, 2013

Ponzi schemes are a specific type of investment fraud in which: Investors are deceived into believing that they are investing their money into some stock or commodity when, in fact, they are not. Investors are enticed into investing in the scheme by being promised extraordinarily high or abnormally consistent returns on their investment. Investors in…
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Small Business Bankruptcy: An Overview (Part 2)

September 13, 2013

Picking up from Small Business Bankruptcy: An Overview (Part 1)¸ the following provides an overview of the bankruptcy options for small businesses that are struggling with debt. Part 1 of this blog laid out some of the specific factors that need to be considered when choosing which bankruptcy option is most appropriate for a small…
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Small Business Bankruptcy: An Overview (Part 1)

September 12, 2013

When a small business is overwhelmed by debt, filing for bankruptcy may be the best solution for financial recovery, and the next steps to take will depend on: The type of entity that the business is based on – specifically, whether the business is a sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation or limited liability company (If…
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An Overview of Securities Fraud (Part 2)

September 9, 2013

As a continuation of An Overview of Securities Fraud (Part 1), the following provides some more information regarding securities fraud and how it can financially devastate investors. While Part 1 of this blog focused on defining what securities fraud is and discussing some specific types of securities fraud, here in Part 2, we will concentrate…
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An Overview of Securities Fraud (Part 1)

September 6, 2013

Securities fraud, which may also be referred to as investment fraud or stock fraud, is the criminal practice of intentionally misrepresenting the value of stocks in an effort to entice investors to buy or sell said stocks, which, in turn, causes them to lose money. Typically, those who are victimized by securities fraud are investors…
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Tips on How to Budget for Back-to-School Shopping (Part 2)

September 4, 2013

As a continuation of Tips on How to Budget for Back-to-School Shopping (Part 1), the following are some additional helpful tips on how parents can save money when doing back-to-school shopping for their child or children this year. Scope out the best deals: Many retailers have back-to-school sales on various items you may need to…
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Tips on How to Budget for Back-to-School Shopping (Part 1)

September 1, 2013

With a new school year just around the corner, parents and students nationwide are preparing to go back to school by buying new school supplies, clothing, sporting goods, etc. While the back-to-school season can be an exciting time for many students, it can also be a stressful time, particularly for those who are worried about…
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