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Have you ever noticed that when people say not to worry about money it usually means they’ve got a lot and you don’t? Here at the Wake Forest News we take money seriously and cover the topic like nobody’s bidness.

FTC Action Halts Deceptive Robocalls Aimed at Small Business Owners

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a Florida-based scheme with deceiving small business owners by falsely claiming to represent Google, falsely threatening businesses with removal from Google search results, and falsely promising first-place or first-page placement in Google search results. According to the FTC, the Point Break defendants have no relationship with Google, and yet they barrage consumers with robocalls threatening ... Read More »

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

Complete Estate Planning Guide In The Digital Age An important note: This Estate Planning article highlights many legal elements and is not meant to offer advice. See disclosure. It is important to talk with a lawyer when it comes to planning out your estate documents. This article is meant to give a high-level view of what a complete estate plan ... Read More »

What to Know if You Are Facing Foreclosure After a Natural Disaster

Many people are still suffering the consequences of natural disasters. For example, in 2017 there was Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and the devastating wildfires in California. Even after immediate needs like shelter and food are met, financial hardships from a disaster can last for months and even years. It’s important for ... Read More »

Update for Amazing Wealth System

The FTC recently sued the companies and individuals responsible for the Amazing Wealth System — also known as Amazon Wealth Systems, FBA Stores, AWS, Insider Online Secrets, Online Auction Learning Center, and Online Seller — which ran ads and held live workshops promoting a business opportunity scheme. The company claimed people could use its system and “Get started on Amazon ... Read More »

FTC Settlement Will Ban Fraudulent Marketers from Invention Promotion Business

World Patent Marketing allegedly bilked millions from consumers and suppressed criticism Scott Cooper and his companies, World Patent Marketing Inc. and Desa Industries Inc., have agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that bans them from the invention promotion business. The proposed settlement order resolves charges the FTC brought last year, alleging that Cooper and his companies deceived ... Read More »

Pay With GasBuddy Review

I don’t remember what it was like to drive to new places before I had GPS on my phone — how did I get anywhere? Similarly, I don’t know how I survived road trips before I had GasBuddy to lead me to the best gas stations along the way. Given this reliance, you’d think I would have learned about their ... Read More »

Don’t Get Caught Doing These Things in Your Yard

Whoa! I’m not talking about planting skunkweed or doing a nude rain dance in your yard! I’m talking about those budget busting habits that can drain your wallet faster than a nest of termites can chew through a woodpile. Here are 10 things you definitely don’t want to get caught doing in your yard this summer. Buy the cheapest grass ... Read More »

Annual Travel Credits: What Are They?

These days, more and more issuers are positioning their credit cards as premium products, charging equally premium fees. The annual travel credits that come with these cards help to offset hefty annual fees by giving you a break on some common travel expenses. Travel credits reimburse you for specific types of travel charges that you put on your credit card. ... Read More »

CFPB to Shift Focus From Protecting Student Loan Debtors to Something Else

Recently the Trump administration has tried to change the law so individual states would not be able to enforce laws covering student loan debt collectors. The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, has just released the updated agenda for the CFPB. According to the new agenda, the CFPB would drop its efforts to push forward ... Read More »

Buying Better Seafood for Less

My family is from the south and I grew up eating seafood all the time. We ate all types of fish and shellfish. I love shrimp, lobster, scallops, and all types of fish, especially catfish. Seafood tastes better the closer you live to the coast. Sadly, I live in the city and have to suffer with the mediocre taste of ... Read More »