More than just words…or lose these two words for a higher quality of life!

  Where I come from, using what’s generally referred to as “foul” language or swearing is normal, so much so that one of my childhood memories is as I was leaving Church one Sunday morning commenting, “I’m (expletive) glad that’s over” to which my Aunt coming from behind articulated herself with a cuff on my [...]

2019-03-07T16:50:18+00:00Categories: Blog, Editorial|Tags: , , |

Has anything changed 10 years on from the Lehman Brothers crisis?

September 2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bank collapse. At the time,  was the fourth largest investment bank in America. But it had almost as much debt ($619 billion) as it had in assets ($639 billion). Dubbed, the “Lehman Weekend”, the world witnessed the largest bankruptcy in US history. It led to [...]

The US Federal Loan Fraud “Forgiveness” Program.

How tens of thousands of young people have spent over a decade working their way through a loan forgiveness plan that they will NEVER get.  Student loan debt is a harsh and ugly reality in the United States. The average US student borrower won’t be able to pay back their loan until after they reach [...]

What is the first rule of negotiation?

Negotiations, Satchmo and me. “There came then one of the most surreal moments that I have ever known — and there have been a few.” I have a very early memory of falling in love with “Satchmo”. I was one of those kids who, from the minute I learned to walk, could show up just about anywhere. [...]

Want to add sparkle, character, and real employee value to your resume? Here’s how!

You only get one chance to make a good first impression. This is a well known and life changing fact: the reason most people pay close attention to resume writing. It’s an industry that LinkedIn has successfully taken to a new level. For many, it’s the first step into the real world. Jobseekers don’t always [...]

Fraud against young children is already costing $ billions. Here’s how to prevent it.

Parents of young children have running to-do lists of many things to keep up with. New parents worry about things like setting up their nest, choosing a doctor, finding daycare and staying on top of rapid growth and development. Later on, they're setting up playdates, finding the right school, exploring their child’s hobbies, and so [...]

2019-03-03T07:53:57+00:00Categories: Editorial, Fraud Prevention|Tags: , |

The banking fraud business model

Mass fraud by banks and financial institutions continues unabated without hard prison time for the guilty parties. “Deutsche Bank settles for $205 million in currency manipulation scheme.” “Goldman Sachs confesses to c.$5 billion in mortgage fraud during the 2008 financial crisis.” “Wells Fargo settles securities fraud lawsuit for $480 million.” “Bank of America to pay [...]