Celebrate the 4th of July Under $10

The Fourth of July is a popular time to spend money, of course while spending that money and time with friends and family. In 2015, Americans spent $3.6 million on flags and $257.8 million on fireworks. Revelers spent a combined $6.6 billion on food over the weekend and drank $1 billion worth of beer. All …

Fourth of July: Low prices at the pumps are helping more people hit the roads.

The travel report for the Fourth of July is pretty obvious, get a head start or you’ll be in a lot of traffic as a record number of Americans will be taking a weekend getaway to celebrate Independence Day. Nearly 43 million Americans—a record high—will travel during Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA. That’s an …

VW’s False Clean Car Claims $10 Billion for Consumers

Volkswagen is agreeing to provide up to $10 billion to owners and lessees of VW and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars that it claimed had low levels of harmful emissions, but did not, this comes under a partial settlement filed by the FTC. It’s the largest false advertising case in FTC history. Nearly 500,000 cars are …

Millennial Money Tips with Heather Wagenhals

Declare your Financial Independence with Heather Wagenhals, host of Unlock Your Wealth Radio as we kick off Season 28: Your Financial Future Is Great. In this interview we dive into the financial topic of “money tips for millennials”. Tune in this Friday, July 1st at 9AM PST as Heather Wagenhals offers financial advice to millennials that will better prepare them …

Several Americans are Victims of Fraud

According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau, a recently-released government study offers a snapshot of common consumer scams and the number of victims over the course of one year. A recent report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers statistical information from a retrospective study looking at 17 types of fraud and its victims in 2011. …

How Much Are Your Body Parts Worth?

In 2012, MedicalTranscription.net, an online resource for aspiring medical transcriptionists, created an infographic quoting how much certain organs and limbs would sell for (based on black market value and medical demand). The graph also explains why corpse listings on the black market is not as creepy or absurd as we might think. If you were …

How Does Brexit Impact the U.S. economy?

Brexit opens wide implications for the U.S. economy, which is already facing a slew of headwinds. The chief of the U.S. central bank and top monetary policy setting official, Janet Yellen, forewarned earlier this week that Brexit “would negatively affect financial conditions and the U.S. economy.” RELATED: White House Spending Habits Trade between the two nations …

Season 4: Keys To Riches Number One Acceptance and Affirmation

Season 4 of Keys To Riches kicks off with our Key Number One: Acceptance and Affirmation. The Keys To Riches is a financial podcast with a series of financial concepts as host Heather Wagenhals teaches listeners how to think like the rich and be in control of your own money. The Keys To Riches gives you specific financial techniques to …

Phony OSHA Scam Halts Target of New Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida man and his company with bilking at least $1.3 million from newly-opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government agency, and threatening that the business will be shut down or fined unless they purchase occupational safety and other government regulation posters for their premises. At …

Dr. Joel Wade Masters Happiness on UYWRadio

Master Your Happiness with Dr. Joel Wade on Unlock Your Wealth Radio with personal finance expert and host of Unlock Your Wealth Radio, Heather Wagenhals. In this interview Dr. Joel Wade helps listeners find their true happiness, starting with one’s character and explaining this is a reputation that we build for ourselves. “The person that is always watching our reputation, …

International Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme Involving Sale of Gold

TAMPA, Fla. – Four individuals were sentenced Tuesday for conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and mail fraud. The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Secret Service, with assistance from the City of London Police, Spanish National Police, and U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of …

5 Ways You Can Save $100 This Week

Every month you set a goal to save a small portion of your income, only to realize at month’s end that there’s nothing left to save, sound familiar?  Where does it go? Well, there are the necessities like the rent or house payment, utilities and food. But most of us manage to fritter away money …

FTC Returns More Than $6 Million to Consumers Who Bought Infomercial Weight-Loss Book

Approximately $6.3 million will be mailed out to consumers who bought Kevin Trudeau’s book, “The Weight Loss Cure ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know About”, according to The Federal Trade Commission.  In 2009, a federal judge ordered Trudeau to repay millions of dollars to consumers after he violated a 2004 FTC stipulated order by misrepresenting the …