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J. J. Bianco

In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

was Associate Dean at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University before founding and becoming CEO of Alliance Entertainment, a NYSE-listed company, in the 1990s. He’s owned a number of other companies, including Lotus Performance Cars, which he later sold to General Motors. Today he is an investor and consultant, and he has authored two books and many articles in popular and professional publications.

‘Tis the Season to Be Wary….

Identity Theft and Scams

‘Tis the Season to Be Wary….

‘Tis the Season to Be Wary….

You better watch out You better not swipe Your credit’s wiped out It’s too late to gripe Badman Claws is coming to town He’s making a list, You’re on it twice; Your bank account will barely suffice. Badman Claws is coming to town. He’s phishing when you’re sleeping He tracks you when you wake He... Read More

How to Handle the Debts of a Deceased Loved One

Managing Debt

How to Handle the Debts of a Deceased Loved One

How to Handle the Debts of a Deceased Loved One

Although it is a time that may be difficult for many, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to debt, in particular credit card debt, upon the passing of a loved one. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 attempted to provide some assistance in terms of the speedy and fair settlement of estate-related debt. The law requires... Read More

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill?  Here’s What to Do.

Credit Cards

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill? Here’s What to Do.

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill?  Here’s What to Do.

Generally, when you find an unrecognized charge on your credit card statement, there are three possibilities. An innocent mistake was made by you—in the sense that you forgot that you let your son borrow your card for a day, or the purchase is not sufficiently described on your statement so as to enable you to... Read More

CFPB to Warn Banks Prior to Enforcement Actions

Personal Finance

CFPB to Warn Banks Prior to Enforcement Actions

CFPB to Warn Banks Prior to Enforcement Actions

Attention banks and financial institutions: If you’re worried that you might be the target of a government investigation, you’ll be interested to learn that the newest Federal watchdog intends to give you a heads up in advance. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced that it would begin informing individuals or corporations within its purview... Read More

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