23 Jun 2014 No Comments

What You Don’t Know About Social Security—but Should

A Look at Claiming Strategies, Tax Angles and More to Help You Make Sense of a Complicated Program Imagine that you’re about to accept a new job, and it’s time […]

14 Sep 2011 No Comments

What Job ‘Training’ Teaches? Bad Work Habits

Last Thursday, President Obama proposed new federal jobs and job-training programs for youth and the long-term unemployed. The federal government has experimented with these programs for almost a half century. […]

20 Jul 2011 No Comments

The Debt Crisis: If Treasury Bonds Aren’t Safe, What Is?

Wall Street Journal article written by:  Jason Zweig How can you lower your portfolio’s risk in a world of rolling government-debt crises? Start by taking a deep breath. Then, see […]

17 Mar 2009 No Comments

Allen Stanford

The IRS is trying to get back $226.6M in unpaid taxes (1999-2003) as well as penalties and interest from Allen Stanford. This comes after the SEC alleged that he participated […]

16 Mar 2009 No Comments

Taxes Paid on Earnings from Ponzi Scheme

This NPR story discusses the interesting issue of what to do with money paid for taxes on earnings that didn't actually exist. "The IRS has been the biggest beneficiary of […]

31 Dec 2008 No Comments

$2B Counterfeit Microsoft Business

Chinese courts convicted 11 people of copyright infringement in what turns out to be an enormous fleece. Microsoft and the FBI had been tracking the ring since 2001 and has […]

16 Dec 2008 No Comments

SEC: Did they do enough?

In the article Watchdog queried over Madoff case discusses how the SEC should have been able to spot the fraud earlier as they received complaints as far back as […]

9 Dec 2008 No Comments

Rod Blagojevich and John Harris

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff John Harris have been arrested on Federal Corruption charges including trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat. More to come as […]

8 Dec 2008 No Comments

William Del Biaggio

The SEC has charged venture capitalist, William Del Biaggio, with fraud. He is charged with defrauding investors and using the proceeds to buy his $25M share in the NHL's Nashville […]

23 Nov 2008 No Comments

Fleecers on Bush’s pardon shortlist

Some fleecers that have been featured on fleecing central are on Dafna Linzer of's short list of potential recipients of the outgoing president's pardon. Its a great list full […]