Saturday, November 17, 2018

Employing Guilt

Guilt is an emotion that humans experience when they believe they've violated a moral standard. Guilt is usually followed by remorse or regret. Let's say for example, you saw someone drop $20 out of their coat pocket on the street. The morally responsible act...

Too Many Snacks?

Most working parents depend on third-party child care. Finding the right daycare, babysitter, nanny or after school program can be tricky. Parents are looking for a safe environment for their kids to learn and grow. They may wonder about the child to instructor ratio...

The Details Matter

Have you ever wished you lived somewhere other than your current residence? Perhaps a beachfront home on a secluded island or a cabin tucked away in the evergreens of Vermont? Maybe you even wished that the father of your children didn't live with you...

Indiana Man Moonlights While Collecting Unemployment

The goal of unemployment insurance is to provide temporary financial assistance to displaced workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The benefit gives unemployed Americans the chance to look for a good job, and not accept the first offer...

Baltimore Takes Proactive Stance – Strips Tax Credits from 2,157 Homes

Baltimore is leading the charge against improper payments, asking the state to strip $1.3 million worth of tax credits from more than 2,000 homes. The tax credits were supposed to go to those living in their homes, but these ''homes'' might better be...

Child Care Fraud Allegations – Not Child’s Play

Most parents share a common need? child care. But while the need for the service may be the same, parents' ability to pay for it may differ dramatically. In fact, some parents are caught in a bind – they need to work, but they...

Just when you think you’ve pulled a fast one…SNAP!

It can be surprising to realize how easily multiple small thefts can add up. The Indianapolis Star Tribune details how an all-women crime ring in Indiana stole more than $100,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The connecting factor in the scheme was a...

Cold, Hard Fraud

It's hard to say what causes criminals to defraud, but usually cold, hard cash is the central motivating force. (Unfortunately, in order for fraudsters to make a profit from their unscrupulous activities, a victim has to suffer a loss.) An article published in the...

Lying is a Disaster

Sometimes we get a hunch when someone is lying. Perhaps it's life experience or intuition that raises caution; regardless of the reason, that gut feeling can often help us to be a bit cautious of someone's words. Even better than a hunch is the...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...
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