Thursday, January 26, 2012
Avoid Getting Taken to the Cleaners, the Poorhouse, or Worse - To Jail: Be Your Own Detective
Just last night on "American Greed" I heard the story of Stephen Trantel, the Long Island Bank Robber, and his former wife, Jeanne. Before Stephen was arrested for his crimes, Jeanne knew nothing of the family's financial affairs-she merely received an allowance from her husband each week. She didn't know what an ATM card was, let alone own one. As crazy as it sounds, a similar situation (minus the bank heists, we hope) could happen to too many of us. What clues can you use to avoid getting taken to the cleaners, the poorhouse, or worse--jail?