Monthly Archives: August 2010

FINRA Alert: High Yield Investment Programs

As reported on FINRA.org. HYIPs—High Yield Investment Programs Are Hazardous to Your Investment Portfolio High-yield investment programs (HYIPs) are unregistered investments created and touted by unlicensed individuals. Typically offered through slick (and sometimes not-so-slick) websites, HYIPs dangle the contradictory promises … Continue reading

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Identity Theft Protection: 12 Tips for Consumers

As reported on walletpop.com, by Stella M. Chavez, August 26,2010. Identity thieves always look for ways to steal your personal information.  It seems like hardly a week goes by without hearing about a major data theft or of people who’ve … Continue reading

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What are America’s Investing Legends Buying?

As reported on Money.CNN.com, by Blake Ellis, August 17, 2010. Whether it has been investing in gun manufacturers and energy companies or ditching food suppliers, America’s best known investors were busy in the second quarter. Here’s what a few of … Continue reading

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Securities Regulators Publish Updated Best Practices for Firms Serving Seniors

As reported on SEC.gov, August 13, 2010. The Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today updated a joint report that outlines practices being used by financial services firms to strengthen … Continue reading

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SEC Sues New Jersey for Fraud

As reported on CNNMoney.com, by Ben Rooney, August 18, 2010. The State of New Jersey agreed to settle fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday after it became the first U.S. state ever to be accused of … Continue reading

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Probate & Trusts – Statute of Limitations

Action by estate administrator against recipients of deceased’s real property is not barred by statute of limitations. A California Court of Appeal affirmed the lower court’s decision in the case of STEVEN A. WEINKAUF v. TIMOTHY FLOREZ.  The probate court’s … Continue reading

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Sacramento Deputies Adopt Pension Plan Changes

As reported on SacBee.com, by R. Lewis, on August 10, 2010. The Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has approved a deal that would alter the pension system for new hires and require current deputies to pay more into the pension … Continue reading

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Skype Plans $100 Million Initial Offering

As reported on CNNMoney.com, by David Goldman, August 9, 2010. Skype, the Internet video phone service, is planning a $100 million initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing Monday. The company said it would offer American depositary shares, and … Continue reading

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Vulture Investors: They’re Back & Making a Bundle

As reported on CNNMoney.com, by Les Christie, August 5, 2010. These are the glory days of the residential real estate investor. Low prices, rock-bottom interest rates and stable rental markets have created huge buying opportunities. “It’s awesome right now. I … Continue reading

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The Return of the IPO

As reported on CNNMoney.com, by Tim Gray, August 2, 2010. The stock debut of Tesla Motors in late June sparked memories of the initial-public-offering mania of a decade ago. As the share sale for the electric-car maker (which is at … Continue reading

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