17 Jun 2010 No Comments

A Common-Sense Approach to Retirement

Part II in a series of question and answer format articles featuring one of our favorite financial guru’s, Harold Evensky.  This article focuses on Retirement Planning issues.  Read more …

1 Dec 2009 No Comments

Powerful Female Persuasion

It’s said that New Castle Funds’ Danielle Chiesi leveraged her uniquely female attributes to woo insider tips from company executives. And not only did she regularly finesse her way to […]

1 Dec 2009 No Comments

Scott Rothstein Could Inspire a New Season of “The Sopranos”

Practically ripped from the script of a Mafia classic, Scott Rothstein is finally slapped with numerous charges related to an alleged investment scheme, including RICO charges. According to FBI investigators, […]

1 Dec 2009 No Comments

TD Bank Sucked Into Rothstein Quagmire

The Scott Rothstein saga in Fort Lauderdale has now ensnared TD Bank. The Canadian financial company is now the target of a $100 million lawsuit claiming the bank was complicit […]

1 Dec 2009 No Comments

Track Record Selling Bogus Bonds

With several years under his belt of peddling bogus bonds, Jeffrey Southard of New Jersey is a master of illusion. But one thing is for real: He’ll spend 97 months […]

21 Nov 2009 No Comments

Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez

That’s French for let the good times roll all over innocent investors. Louisiana businessman William Chaucer Jr. is said to have concocted a wide-reaching Ponzi scheme to the tune of […]

21 Nov 2009 No Comments

Hint: 1000% Returns Could Be Unrealistic

Hard to believe investors actually fall for this, but it’s true. A couple of Omaha companies were promising clients 1000% annual returns. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance ordered […]

21 Nov 2009 No Comments

Sneaky Switcheroo

Unbeknownst to her, William Blair client Josephine DesPart’s account status was changed from non-discretionary and commission-based to discretionary and fee-based. On top of it all, the two former William Blair […]

18 Nov 2009 No Comments

Fleecing Central Meets the Big Screen

Drama isn’t just for the movie set in Nicolas Cage’s world. He filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Samuel Levin for incompetence seeking $20 million in damages. Cage is […]

18 Nov 2009 No Comments

Rocky Mountain High Losses

Jerrald Green of Denver is accused of running a Ponzi scheme, racking up to $12 million. The good news is that Mr. Green claims the whole ordeal is just a […]