CONSUMER BUZZ | Elder Financial Abuse: Scams to Know and to Avoid

            Elder Financial Abuse:  Scams to Know and to Avoid By Raine! Bee   According to Wikipedia, elder abuse is “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.”  […]

CONSUMER BUZZ | The American Dream

  The American Dream By Raine! Bee       I recently read an article that talked about the top ten cities where the “American Dream” still exists.  One of the main ideologies of the American Dream is owning a home.  Yet, with the skyrocketing cost of houses, coupled with the down payment and documentation […]

CONSUMER BUZZ | Check Yourself Before They Wreck Yourself

Check Yourself Before They Wreck Yourself By Raine! Bee The holidays have come and gone, the money is spent, and friends and loved ones are enjoying their gifts.  It should be a joyous time for all but, alas; we’re informed that one of the country’s leading retailers was the victim of a security breach.   Yes, […]

CONSUMER BUZZ | ‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season by Raine Bee The 2013 Holiday Season is in full swing!  Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other religious or cultural holiday, more likely than not the season is overshadowed by the spirit (obligation) of gift giving.  For the kids in your life, most likely their wish list is a mile […]

FINANCIAL BUZZ | Shut-Down or Shake-Up

Shut-Down or Shake-Up by Raine! Bee   At a time when the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, came close to not being able to pay its debts, it brings to wonder how the average American can pay his share of debts in this troubling economy.  With the lure of “easy […]