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Protect Your Money: Learn from Damage Repair Scam Victims

March 8, 2017

Getting Scammed Is Easier Than You Think   A punishing Nor’easter storm moved through town in the early winter. Selena and Steve Simpleton suffered unexpected consequences. The next day, a damage survey showed extensive damage to their home. An old oak tree lifted straight out of the ground and landed across their deck. Shingles ripped […]


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Fraudception: Fake plaintiff files fraudulent fraud claim

March 6, 2017

  A litigation finance company sues for fraud relating to fraudulent litigation.


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Scams Against Seniors

February 8, 2017

Unfortunately, the elderly are frequent targets of fraud. Here’s how you can protect yourself and your family.   by Michelle Gershfeld Visit her website at www.GetFinanciallyFit.com or contact her at Michelle@GetFinanciallyFit.com   OVER LUNCH LAST week, two of my female colleagues told the same story, each with a different twist. Both women have mothers in […]


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CIRCULAR CAUSALITY: Easy Tool to Win Friends and Influence People

February 6, 2017

Take control of your personal and business relationships, and stop letting other people control your emotions.   by: Carrie Weiner Rosenbloom     Blame. It may make us feel exonerated, but it does not serve to resolve personal conflict. Once you know that it is someone else’s “fault” what have you accomplished? Blame rarely creates […]


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Start-Up Business: Essential Tips from Experts and Entrepreneurs

January 25, 2017

by Financial Poise Editorial Staff   GREAT COMPANIES FAIL for lots of reasons that have nothing to do with their products or services. Coming up with a great idea is difficult; turning that idea into a business is even harder. We consulted members of the Financial Poise Faculty—each a professional advisor or successful entrepreneur—to discuss […]


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Don’t Get Caught in Your Bank’s Trap

January 24, 2017

Complaints from a consumer I know well… Me.   by Jonathan Friedland     There’s something I need to get off of my chest… With interest rates on the rise I am glad—really glad—that I refinanced my mortgage recently. It is a 15-year adjustable with a starting rate of 2.65%. The rate can’t rise for […]


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Inheritance and Crisis: How to Handle Your Complicated New Reality

January 24, 2017

After a loss, inheriting money can compromise your emotions. And your financial future.   by Michelle Gershfeld Visit her website at www.GetFinanciallyFit.com or contact her at Michelle@GetFinanciallyFit.com     Jake is an emotional mess. He feels uncomfortable in his skin. He is so sad, but his sadness is periodically interrupted by relief and giddiness. He feels guilty […]


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Priorities for Success: Simple Advice

December 21, 2016

There’s a lot of ways to be successful. A venture capitalist succeeds when their start-up investment nets a million dollars the first year. A successful writer may get a book on a best-seller list. A parent’s definition of success is very different. It is all subjective. No matter what your goals, however, here is some […]


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How to Protect Your Passwords

November 1, 2016

According to the 2016 Identity Fraud study, released by Javelin Strategy and Research, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015. Over the past six years, identity thieves have stolen a total of $112 billion. Keeping your social security number, bank account passwords, and credit card numbers/security codes safe is now more […]


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4 Ways to Remove Wrinkles From Your Clothes

October 18, 2016

You’re reading the newspaper on a lazy Sunday afternoon, when suddenly, it dawns on you: you forgot to take your clothes out of the dryer. You open the driver and put a pile of wrinkled clothes into your laundry basket. You dump the laundry onto your bed and try as hard as you can to […]


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5 Clever Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste 

October 17, 2016

  According to the Washed Ashore project, which is on display at the Smithsonian National Zoo until early September, there is over 315 billion tons of plastic floating in the ocean. That’s a lot of trash! Problems associated with this may not be widely recognized, but if you have ever seen a photo of a […]


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Understanding WeChat, The App That’s Taken China By Storm

October 11, 2016

A recent WalktheChat report found that WeChat, a social media app, has more than 700 million monthly active users and 61 percent of those users are opening the app 10 or more times each day. WeChat is available on Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, and can be run on Windows and OS X. What […]


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4 Tips to Becoming a Better Leader

October 5, 2016

You’ve worked tirelessly to scale the corporate ladder. Finally, after years of hard work and loyalty, your dream has come true: you’ve been promoted to the role of office manager and will now oversee your coworkers on a variety of projects. But then you realize that you were more comfortable taking orders rather than giving […]


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5 Tech Tools to Help You Manage In A Natural Disaster

September 26, 2016

According to a list compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there were 41 major natural disaster (i.e. severe storms, flooding, wildfires, mudslides, etc.) declarations in 2015. If you live in either Oklahoma or Nebraska, every year you’re bombarded with tornadoes, gale-force winds, and flooding. Be prepared for the next storm by buying these […]


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How to Successfully Ask for a Favor

September 12, 2016

In a 2011 Harvard Business Review article, author Jodi Glickman listed the three steps a person must complete when he or she is asking for a favor: (a) set the stage, (b) give a reason, and (c) provide an escape clause. Setting the stage is one of the most important steps, since this step requires […]


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