Tell that to the 70 million Target customers who've recently hadtheir personal information stolen. As we all know, checking yourcredit report is the best way to make sure you're not getting rippedoff - whatever the latest credit hacking scandal. Problem...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) joined with 49 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to announce a $2.1 billion settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation to address allegations of "robo-signing" of foreclosure documents and other fraudulent...
Access to our judicial system is our most effective means of deterring fraud and holding wrongdoers accountable for harm their actions (or inactions) cause. This week a Change.org petition sponsored by TakeJusticeBack.com offers citizens a way to stand up for their rights...
If you are a veteran you need to start treating your VA card like your Social Security card. When you don't have anything on your calendar requiring it - like an appointment at the VA - leave it at home....

Veterans Day Tribute.

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This video tribute is dedicated to all members of our Armed Forces, past, present and future. Your courage, character, integrity, and selflessness represent everything that's good in the world. Be proud. Today and everyday my gratitude and prayers are with you and your...
Rumors are circulating about so-called "scam area codes." According to emails, blog posts and social media on the subject, consumers are led to believe that they will be charged thousands of dollars for accidentally calling scam numbers. That's not true....
October is known for various annual public awareness campaigns. National Bully Prevention Month is an annual observance to call attention to bullying and its impact on the lives of millions of Americans. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is aimed at...
Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt:  STOP. THINK. CONNECT. The following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips and advice can help you protect your online devices and personal information. Keep software current. Running the most recent...
When the White House proclaimed October 2004 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), Americans connected to the Internet very differently than they do today. Facebook was only a few months old, and no one had heard of the...
If the choices we make reveal the true nature of our character, what do the SEC enforcement actions reveal about the character, trustworthiness and integrity of those in the finanical industry whose choices led to the actions in the first place? Trust and truth go together. If we can't trust that...
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of September 11, 2001. We reflect and honor these heroes, their families, co-workers, firefighters, police, EMT's and our troops and their families. In remembrance of the attacks on America on September 11th...
According to copyright laws, anything you create is yours from the time that you create it. This goes for paintings, novels, and all of your online content. You don't need to go through any special copyrighting process. You don't have...
A memoir exposing the steep price consumers pay when facing mortgage servicing errors, inaccurate credit reporting, illegal debt collection practices, identity theft and weak consumer protection laws. THE BOOK » DENISE'S STORY »