Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Bargain shopping can bring a smile to any age, however if you’re a senior citizen living on a fixed income you’d like to be smiling a little more during these days. Finding discounted goods and services can mean a big difference between making ends meet and going without insurance, vacation or phone service. So why …

Computer Scam Targets Local Consumers by Phone

Scam Alert – A new phone scam is going around with a caller claiming to be from Microsoft, a trusted household name, has been reported recently by consumers, according to a release from the Better Business Bureau. The BBB warns consumers of the caller using a scare tactic in an effort to gain remote control …

McDonald’s Breakfast Heats Up with Free Coffee

McDonald’s breakfast competition with Taco Bell heats up over a cup of coffee, offering free coffee to customers as a limited time promotion. The world’s largest hamburger chain announced Friday that participating U.S. locations will offer small cups of McCafe coffee at no charge during breakfast hours from March 31 through April 13. This is …

Judge Says U.S. Fraud Case vs. Bank of America Should Be Tossed

A federal judge has recommended the dismissal of a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp of defrauding investors into buying about $855 million of mortgage securities that soured during the global financial crisis. If it stands, Thursday’s ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer in Charlotte, North Carolina could mark a serious setback for the …

Power of a Penny – Couple Sues Zoo Over Son Swallowing Souvenir Coin

Bronx Zoo –  A promotional gimmick to distribute souvenir coins was anything but penny-wise for one New Jersey family, whose child swallowed the free gift — and was left with serious injuries, according to a lawsuit. Little Ethan Yi and his family spent every Saturday at the Zoo, and the 3-year-old was especially eager for last …

Check Your Email: Amazon May Have Just Given You Money

Good news: Amazon is giving out a whole lot of money, and you might be getting some of it. On Tuesday morning, the online retailer sent emails to many customers informing them that they had earned a credit for past Kindle ebook purchases following a $166 million legal settlement with book publishers. The email’s subject is “[Your name]: You have a …

17 Million Reasons U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants to Increase Minimum Wage

This post comes from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at partner site Credit.com. I have 17 million reasons for wanting to increase the minimum wage.  Yes, 17 million — the number of children whose lives would be a little more secure if their moms and dads earned at least $10.10 an hour. When I was in junior …

Mick Simonelli Talks Military Money as Former Senior Innovation Executive for USAA

Scottsdale, Arizona- Mick Simonelli, independent consultant of Fortune 500 companies and former senior innovation executive for USAA talks military money with Heather Wagenhals and listeners on the UnlockYourWealthRadio Show this Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 9:00AM (PST). Tune in to find out how Mick spent $400 million of taxpayer money. Libsyn’s Popular Money Show welcomes Mick Simonelli, leader on innovation in financial service …

Manage Your Mortgage Better with these 5 Tips

Living the “American way” often times refers to living a lifestyle filled with a happy marriage, adding a few kids to the mix and of course a job that comes with a nice salary, which ultimately comes with the financial opportunity to buy a home. Sounds ideal, right? Well, did you ever stop to think …

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

As the flowers begin to blossom and the temperature continues to rise, our eagerness to spring clean the house is in full swing. But don’t forget the most important area in your house to dust off, your finances. Your budget and spending habits could always use a little cleaning up, and what better time to …

Mick Simonelli Talks Military Money as Former Senior Innovation Executive for USAA

Scottsdale, Arizona- Mick Simonelli, independent consultant for Fortune 500 companies and former senior innovation executive for USAA talks military money with Heather Wagenhals and listeners on the UnlockYourWealthRadio Show this Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 9:00AM (PST). Tune in to find out how Mick spent $400 million of taxpayer money. Libsyn’s Popular Money Show welcomes Mick Simonelli, leader on innovation in financial service …

5 Married Myths of Credit

Several misconceptions emerge once once you tie the knot, What happens to your credit reports and credit scores when you get married? There are all kinds of common misconceptions about merging reports and falling credit scores. Luckily, these myths aren’t true. Here are the five most common marriage and money myths: 1. Our credit reports …

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Obama Budget

Today’s partisan gridlock guarantees that much of President Obama’s new budget will be somewhere between attacked and ignored on Capitol Hill.  Veteran budget wonk Stan Collender describes this year’s White House budget as “more dead on arrival than most.” That’s all undoubtedly true. But it doesn’t mean one should ignore the whole Obama budget. Here are …

Warren Buffett’s ‘Billion Dollar Bracket’ Challenge Comes to an End

As the NCAA men’s basketball tournament welcomes their Sweet 16 this week, Warren Buffett says goodbye to his Perfect 16, participants in his $1 billion bracket challenge. The remaining 16 “perfect” brackets ended on Saturday as did several game upsets. It was a favorite that provided the first blemish on the final three people’s brackets in …

Reverse Mortgage Rules Strengthen Guidelines

Financial advisers agree to the tough rules and guidelines when securing a reverse mortgage. In a reverse mortgage, homeowners borrow against the equity in their house. They can take the money in a lump sum, monthly payments, or as a line of credit to be tapped when needed. Reverse mortgages are generally made by specialist …