Walmart Mystery Shopper Scam

Kiplinger – When Janelle Martin and her husband, James, recently received a check for $1,991.62 that appeared to be from Walmart, her jaw dropped. “That’s an awful lot of money to receive in the mail,” she says. But her excitement quickly faded to skepticism when she read the letter that accompanied the check. The letter asked …

Which Prices are Lower: Wal-Mart or Online Rivals?

Sun Herald— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors but has not followed other retailers including Best Buy and Target in matching prices of online rivals. …

LaTisha Styles Motivates Millennials on Unlock Your Wealth Radio

LaTisha Styles, Millennial Money Expert, joins Heather Wagenhals, host and executive producer of Unlock Your Wealth Radio to help millennials budget, invest and achieve success through her expertise and simple finance strategies. In this interview you will find out how you can balance debt elimination and live in the moment, like a Millennial. As a millennial herself, LaTisha offers an …

Halloween Costume Tips to Save Money

Considering the average amount you will spend on Halloween this year is $250, with the average price of a Halloween costume to be $59, that is a heavy price tag, especially for big families. This one night can set you back a few hundred dollars for just a few photos and screams. Is it really worth it? …

48 Billion Reasons Retailers Are Going To War With Apple

Business Insider – Apple and some major retailers are at war over how people pay for stuff in stores. Apple recently launched Apple Pay, which allows iPhone and iPad users to pay using their gadgets. But some retailers like Walmart are refusing to accept it. The logic comes down to two major things: The retailers …

Trademark Scam

Frank Online Marketing – It’s so easy to scam busy entrepreneurs and staff members, so take extra precaution when it comes to trademarking your future. Anatomy of a Fake Renewal Notice It makes me really angry when I see this sort of thing. It is so easy to scam busy entrepreneurs and staff members. RELATED: 5 …

7 Biggest Investment Lies

Forbes – Here’s a list of top lies that money managers and individual investors use to justify their poor performance. Here are some favorites from money manager Ben Carlson, as posted on the insightful blog Pragmatic Capitalism: * If only I would have taken my own advice…I’m not wrong, the market is. You’ll see. * Investing …

The LeBron James Business Model

CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Maverick Carter sits down to hammer out an endorsement deal for LeBron James, negotiations often aren’t really about money. Family. Personality. Dedication. Akron. Authenticity. All things that can be portrayed in a TV commercial. “It’s about sustainability,” said Carter, James’ long-time friend and business partner who operates his marketing agency, LRMR. …

Most Depressing Number in Personal Finance

(Time) – How much do you think you’ll spend servicing the cost of borrowing on credit over the course of your life? A few thousand dollars? Maybe 10 or 20 grand? The real amount will floor you. How about almost $280,000 ($279,002, to be exact). In many parts of the country, that’s enough to buy …

Millennial Money Expert LaTisha Styles Joins Unlock Your Wealth Radio

LaTisha Styles, Millennial Money Expert, joins Heather Wagenhals, host and executive producer of Unlock Your Wealth Radio to help millennials budget, invest and achieve success through her expertise and simple finance strategies. In this interview on Friday October 31, at 9AM PST, you will find out how you can balance debt elimination and live in the moment, like a …

Americans Blow a LOT of Money Stuck in Traffic

Few things are more soul-crushing than spending hours upon hours sitting in traffic. Well, new research is about to make it just a little bit worse — by assigning a massive dollar figure to all that time spent in gridlock. That’s right, the Centre for Economic and Business Research in conjunction with Kirkland, Wash.-based company …

Avoid Being Victim of Home Improvement Fraud

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. –Whether its minor repairs or major renovations, experts say homeowners looking for a contractor need to do their homework to avoid being swindled, ripped-off or cheated. “You want to make sure that you check these people out. Verify their insurance information and verify they are licensed and bonded,” says Phae Moore, Executive …

Money This Week – Our Key to Take Emotion Out of the Picture

This week’s key is a critical key for us as we delve into some of our subconscious drives and behavior motivations.  Heather Wagenhals talk about keeping our passions in perspective when managing our money.  In order to be effective at managing our money, we need to be focusing our passions on making money and generating …

2014 List of America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes

Forbes – In Atherton, Calif., 94027, the most expensive home currently on the market is a 12,840-square-foot Mediterranean mansion with a $21.988 million price tag. Not a millionaire? Good luck finding a place to live in this Silicon Valley enclave. The least expensive home for sale in the 94027 ZIP code is a 1,370-square-foot, two-bedroom, …

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Top 4 Cyber Scams

October is known as National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Unlock Your Wealth Radio is highlighting the top four cyber scams that could be affecting your money. Continue reading and become aware of these scams and the fraudsters who are looking to steal your financial and potentially personal information. National Cyber Security Awareness Month Let’s take …