Fraud Watch: Beware of Senior Financial Scams

A recent report shows that senior citizens have become one of the largest demographic groups target by financial scams and investment fraud. In the past, we’ve offered tips for preventing elder financial abuse, but it seems that the problem is much more aggressive than just making sure that you take steps to protect your investments. … Continue reading Fraud Watch: Beware of Senior Financial Scams »

Smart Investing Tips: Cryptocurrency Investing

You’ve probably heard of the popular cryptocurrency investing platform Bitcoin, but what about Ethereum? Or Litecoin? Or Dash? What about platforms like Ripple or Zcash?     A New Frontier Cryptocurrency investing has risen from an underground, financial trading outpost for techies to a full-blown investing phenomenon. Cryptocurrency has emerged as an innovative and major … Continue reading Smart Investing Tips: Cryptocurrency Investing »

Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults

SEC Hack Exposes Critical Security Faults On Thursday, it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the nation’s top finance and securities regulator, had experienced a critical cyber security breach. The breach, which occurred in 2016, allowed hackers access to the SEC’s EDGAR system, a database which houses corporate filings and announcements for … Continue reading Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults »

More Fake Accounts Discovered in Wells Fargo Sales Scandal

Last time we wrote about the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal, the current figure of roughly 2 million customers affected had just been increased to nearly 3.5 million. What we saw was the uncovering of a scandal that was far more deep-seated than previously thought. Through the creation of unauthorized accounts for various consumer services, … Continue reading More Fake Accounts Discovered in Wells Fargo Sales Scandal »

Florida Men Charged in Insider Trading Scheme

Two Florida men have been charged with insider trading in relation to a larger investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The investigation uncovered an insider trading scheme spanning from New York to Florida and California. The scheme was perpetuated by a former IT employee of a large, New York bank. The man passed … Continue reading Florida Men Charged in Insider Trading Scheme »

Fed Experts Warn of Slippery Slope of Financial Deregulation

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Is 2008 far enough in our rear-view that we’ve already forgotten the same mistakes that brought the financial industry-and U.S. economy-to the brink of collapse? Evidently, it is for banks and policymakers. You have probably been hearing a lot of talk about impending “reviews” of current financial regulation measures; … Continue reading Fed Experts Warn of Slippery Slope of Financial Deregulation »

Retirement Investing: 2 Alternative Options to a 401(k)

If you’re smart, you are planning for your financial future. Retirement investing is one of the surest methods for building a nest-egg. Most likely, you’re familiar with the concept of retirement investing. Typically, you can direct funds from your personal income into tax-sheltered or tax-deferred accounts. This is known as a 401(k). However, there are … Continue reading Retirement Investing: 2 Alternative Options to a 401(k) »

Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell

Maybe you want to make it big as an investor. Maybe you just want a nest egg for retirement or financial security for your family. Whatever the reasons, thousands of Americans everyday make their first steps to becoming active investors. Before hitting the market though, there’s a lot would-be investors need to know; like understanding … Continue reading Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell »

Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You?

You’ve probably heard the term “diversified portfolio” before. The term brings to mind the image of a robust, varied assortment of assets and securities that not only generate generous returns, but act as a cushion against any one stock or security’s downturn. Everyone wants a diversified portfolio, from fledgling investors to seasoned pros. However, there’s … Continue reading Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You? »