Friday, December 14, 2018

Pawning off the Kids

There are some parents who pawn their kids off to other relatives or friends to watch and take care of them as often as possible. Perhaps this is fun for grandparents who love to have their grandchildren visit on a regular basis, but today’s...

Scars of Poverty

The scars of childhood poverty can have a profound impact on a person as they age. Even though financial security may be achieved later in life, the effects of poverty experienced early in life are often long-lasting. This may have been the case for...

Fraud Playbook

Every football coach uses a playbook to help them formulate a winning game plan. Players study, memorize and practice the playbook 's offensive and defensive plays so they can beat their opponents. A North Carolina businessman, who ran two financial and investment services companies...

Alert to Looted Treasures

Listen to this Story Antiquities dealers who sell exotic works often acquire them from other countries. Collectors can write off the value of paintings that they donate to museums on their taxes. But what happens when dealers smuggle stolen...

A Little Adds Up

Listen to this Story Some people can't resist temptation. For the owners of a Lithonia, Ga., a trucking company, their fatal temptation was the very receipts their successful business received. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that between 2005 and...

The Taxman Cometh

Listen to this Story There are a variety of reasons why an employer may not pay employment taxes. One may be that the company uses the government as a bank and borrows the money with the intention of paying...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Finding the Truth in Fiction

Fiction often has an element of truth to it, but isn't quite accurate when compared to reality. (Fictional persons, places or things can be used to hide the truth, throwing those seeking justice off base.) A Department of Justice press release tells about a...

Bamboozled by Embezzlement

Embezzlement occurs when someone in a position of trust, such as an employee in charge of financial matters, uses an organization's assets for their own personal benefit. (Small organizations are often bamboozled by embezzlement because it is sometimes difficult to detect in smaller organizations...
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