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California Sues Corinthian Schools for Second Time

The California attorney general on Oct. 10 sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCI) for, among other things, false advertising, alleging that the for-profit markets its schools to low-income, vulnerable people by misrepresenting programs and job placement rates.   The Old Bait and Switch Attorney general Kamala Harris says that CCI subsidiaries that operate Everest, Heald and WyoTech colleges use deceptive and false advertisements and aggressive marketing campaigns to attract prospective students. By targeting low-income single mothers and veterans returning from combat, CCI …

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Posted 10 months ago in Consumer Law Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
You Can Sue Your Financial Adviser for Bad Investments

With the increasing popularity of 401(k) plans and IRAs, many more of us have become investors — often without any background at all in finance. People owning such accounts must now decide how and where their contributions to these accounts are allocated. To make better decisions, many of us are seeking the advice of financial advisers. Just like doctors and lawyers, these professionals are required to adhere closely to standards of professional conduct. When the actions (or inactions) of a …

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Posted 10 months ago in Government Taxation by Aaron Kase  
Consumers Feel Pinch as Government Shutdown Continues

The federal shutdown continues this week, even as officials report some signs of progress in negotiations to get the government up and running again. As a consequence, offices that have used reserve funds and moved money around to keep functioning could run short and consumers will see a continued reduction in government services. The people feeling the shutdown most directly are those employed by the federal government, who at this point are either working without pay or sitting at home. …

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Posted 11 months ago in Government Your Money & The Law by Josh Crank  
Dirty Work Can Pay Off When Your Cash Gets Trashed

After months of waiting, Wayne Klinkel got his $500 check from the U.S. Treasury — and he earned every penny of it. Last December, Klinkel and his wife took a road trip from their Montana home to visit their daughter in Colorado. They loaded up the car with their 12-year-old golden retriever, Sundance, along with a crisp stack of five $100 bills to fund the journey. But while the Klinkels stopped at a restaurant to grab a quick bite along …

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More Obamacare Myths Debunked

Please see our previous article, Obamacare Myths Debunked, for additional information dispelling other popular misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act sputtered to a start. While technical glitches blocked many from accessing the new online health care exchanges, consumers nevertheless began exploring new options for purchasing insurance. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans shut down the federal government in protest of the law’s rollout, although since the funds had already been allocated the health care …

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