24 May 2019

Why Retirees Should Be the Best Whistleblowers

      What happens when you are retired, bored with playing cards or golf, and going for coffee, but you have an active mind and remember your previous professional life when you had an involved rewarding career. During your decades-long career, you saw some transactions or met clients who

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06 Mar 2019

Wall Street’s Shady Financial Activities Still Continue

      Some of the biggest financial institutions and trading firms on Wall Street are incorrigible. A decade after the 2008 market crash, some of Wall Street’s largest trading firms continue to operate in the shadows, manipulate markets and re-write the rules of swaps payments when they have the

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21 Feb 2019

Dems Should Expect Vicious Attacks From Republican Forces

“I am running for president, but this won’t be easy. We’ll be taking on the entire financial establishment and a corporate media who have long dismissed us and our ideas as ‘radical’ and ‘fringe.’” –Bernie Sanders (Ind-VT) and Democratic Presidential Candidate       Bernie Sanders is a clear, direct

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19 Feb 2019

Bad News: Some Advisors Only Want You If You Have a $100,000 Portfolio

        Saving for retirement is hard enough, but now the big guys in the financial services industry continue to add more barriers to make it harder for average Americans to implement a successful retirement strategy. The latest examples come in the form of more lawsuits, regulatory challenges

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07 Feb 2019

Meet America’s Biggest Socialist Corporations

    In his State of the Union speech, Donald Trump predictably made a number of controversial, inaccurate statements. However, one which caught many people off-guard was his comment that America would never be a socialist nation. In his speech, Trump said: “America was founded on liberty and independence and

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28 Dec 2018

Who Benefits From Trump’s Market Volatility? It Is Not Average Investors

      If people believe the fallacy that Trump is a successful businessman, than his negative impact on the stock market is no surprise. Turmoil in the White House begets turmoil in the confidence of the American electorate, as well as in the financial markets.  Whether it is paranoia

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31 Oct 2018

Does Wall Street Have Something to Hide When It Comes To Social Security?

      On Oct. 16, 2018, Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that due to an increase in the federal budget deficit, Republicans would have to reduce and alter some of the key provisions in Social Security and Medicare.  In his announcement, McConnell said the only way to

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16 Oct 2018

Public Pension Underfunding Hits $6 Trillion, But It Should Be Higher

      The unfunded liability of public pension funds is not something typically discussed by politicians and average citizens, but it should be. That’s because unfunded pension liabilities affect the fiscal stability of entire states, millions of public employees, from teachers and firemen to city hall secretaries and anyone

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30 Sep 2018

Does Politics Have a Valid Role in Financial Services Marketing?

      Traditional marketing theory and business practices have long said that politics and religion should be avoided in daily business practices at all costs. But the new reality is that politics is ever present.  It is now part of social relationships, dating, religion and business. It now being

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28 Aug 2018

College Students Get a Lesson in Corruption

Making tuition loans to college students is a huge business. Some $1.5 trillion in loans are outstanding to student borrowers and some of these loans have been flagged for being abusive in terms of bad disclosure or aggressive collection practices from loan servicers and debt collectors. College tuition debt now

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