1. A New Breed of Con Artists

    Today's scammers are on the phone, at your door and online. Here's how to fend them off. by Joe Kita, AARP Bulletin According to a survey by True Link Financial, older Americans are criminally defrauded of $12.76 billion annually. This includes identity theft and all those crazy scams you hear about but smugly think will never work on you. Do you consider yourself friendly? Thrifty? Financially …Read More

  2. Why A Portfolio Should Contain Foreign As Well As Domestic Securities

    As little as 30 years ago, the bulk of the world's securities were issued within the United States. This situation has changed drastically since then, and this change has provided an important opportunity for portfolio management. Following are five reasons for including foreign securities in an investment portfolio: Diversification is a crucial part of prudent portfolio management, and the use of…Read More

  3. Profitt Report:Establishing Credit When You Have None

    When you’re first starting off in life, establishing credit can be a pain. It can be hard to even get a credit card without credit. UM-Flint student Colin Madsen just moved into his apartment and learned a lesson about credit the hard way. “They based your security deposit off what your credit score was I don’t have one built up, so I have the max deposit right now,” he explained. He’s n…Read More