Monday, December 17, 2018

Dimming the Lights

Children are beacons of light and hope for the world. Most parents want their children to have a bright future and will go to great efforts to provide the best educational opportunities available. However, not everyone can afford to send their children...

Bad Credit

Unless you have a large stash of cash at your disposal, you have to borrow money to buy things you need or want. Large ticket items, like a new house or automobile usually require a loan from a financial institution. (Or you could try...

Because I Told You So

Let's regress back to our childhood for just a moment. Remember some of the unfair rules: (1) no dessert unless you eat all of dinner, (2) no hitting your sibling, (3) no staying up late on school nights and so on. During the protest...

Subject: Fraud

What was your favorite subject in school? Perhaps math class was your thing – numbers and equations were easy for you. Not a math lover? Maybe you were interested in biology or English. According to a KMOV.com article, one couple thought they had excelled...

Exchanging Visas for Jail Time

Have you had the opportunity to travel internationally? Whether you're jet-setting to shady palm trees in the Caribbean, or on a student exchange program, you'll need to be well-versed on the appropriate identification documents necessary for travel. Let's look at the reverse; for example,...

Auctioneer Bids Adieu to Freedom

An auctioneer's job is to sell property or goods at the highest price possible. The seller receives a good return (top dollar), the buyer gets something they want (a good deal) and the auctioneer takes a cut of the proceeds for selling the item...

A Liar Uncovered

If you're going to lie about something, it's in your best interest to (a) make a ''good'' lie, (b) put that lie into action in a discrete manner and (c) make sure you aren't so blatantly obvious to outside parties that you are trying...

Illinois Man Collects Unemployment Insurance Benefits While Earning Paycheck

Today's Fraud of the Day describes the case of an Alton, Illinois man, who was sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. (He got off easy if you ask me.) Unemployment insurance fraud happens when someone makes a false...

‘Going Halfsies”

Remember your early years of work? Your student loans might have kicked in, and your paycheck was smaller than you hoped. You and your friends probably split the bill at lunch or dinner. A whole new generation refers to the act of splitting the...

A Decade in Jail

A decade is a long time. Whether you're thinking back over key milestones (e.g., your kid starting high school, graduating, going on to college, starting his/her first job, etc.) or counting down the days until a decade of jail time is over, you'll likely...
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