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Get the Biggest Benefit

From AARP Bulletin, written by Jane Bryant Quinn Are you wringing all the money you can out of Social Security? Based on my rader mail, I worry that some of you are losing out. Here are quick answers to the questions I get the most. What can you apply for? Retirement benefits, based on your… Read more »

Does Facebook Make You Spend More Money?

Source from AARP, by Jean Chatzky, AARP, February 14, 2014 Heavy use of the social network goes hand-in-hand with impulse spending, researchers say Does Facebook make you spend more money? I’m not talking about the sort of spending you do to upgrade your phone or tablet to improve your Facebook user experience. I’m talking about the impulse-buying, credit card bill-inflating, buyer’s… Read more »

Top Ten Things to Waste Your Money On

Source from AARP, by Jeff Yeager, AARP, March 19, 2014 Expensive or not, think twice before spending your hard-earned dollars on these items Handbags The consensus among the women who responded on Facebook was that a new handbag offers the allure of promising to make you more stylish and more organized. “Purses! And I’m talking expensive ones, too!”… Read more »

Scam Alert! Criminals Impersonating Government Agencies

Source from: Nicole Vincent Fleming, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission  According to the Federal Trade Commission, criminals are impersonating law firms, judges and court officials by tricking citizens into thinking they owe a substantial amount of money in the form of an unpaid loan. The letters received in the mail look official, especially if they… Read more »