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  • SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”

    Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett, accusing her of publicly inflating her client assets under management (or “AUM”) and exaggerating her investment returns.

  • Perfecting Your Security Interest – Requirements for Listing a Debtor’s Name on Florida Article 9 Filings

    Florida lenders seeking to secure a lien against the personal property of a borrower in default must follow the guidelines detailed in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Florida’s Article 9, which governs secured transactions and is applied to a wide range of consumer and commercial credit transactions.

  • SEC Halts Ash Narayan from Defrauding RGT Clients

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it obtained a court ordered “freeze” of the assets of three individuals, including Ash Narayan, formerly of RGT Wealth Advisors, who, the SEC alleges, siphoned millions of dollars from the accounts he managed at RGT for professional athletes and others while he was the manager of RGT Wealth Advisor’s Orange County, California office.

  • SEC Whistleblower Program
      by HG.org

    In 2010, Congress implemented a new act that provides for monetary incentives for whistleblowers who report Securities and Exchange Commission violations. Whistleblowers are individuals with important information about the illegal acts of others.

  • What to Do When Your Business Bank Deposit Goes Missing
      by HG.org

    A common business practice for retail stores and other establishments is to have a manager or other agent of the business deposit all cash and check after the close of the business day. This is often completed after the bank has already closed. The agent usually drops a pouch in a deposit box for this purpose.

  • New CFPB Rules and the Impact on Hard Money Lending

    Hard-money lending is becoming more popular in the mortgage industry as real estate investors try to find new ways to take advantage of opportunities quickly by accessing this source of liquid capital. In addition, as interest rates rise, hard money lending becomes a way for investors to close deals faster.

  • What Is a Loan Modification Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    Loan modifications are most commonly made to mortgages, often because homeowners are having difficulty making mortgage payments. A loan modification lawyer restructures an existing contract to modify the repayment terms of a loan.

  • How to Use a Tax Return after Consolidating Student Loans
      by HG.org

    When a person files taxes in which he or she has paid a greater amount of taxes than his or her tax liability requires, he or she can receive a tax return. In some situations, a person may have taken the steps to consolidate student loans and may look for other ways to save. Some possible ways to smartly use these funds include:

  • Correcting Inaccuracies in a Credit Report
      by HG.org

    Information that is inaccurate or incomplete in your credit file can result in adversely affecting your credit. Possible results include being denied credit, receiving a higher interest rate or receiving less favorable terms. If you encounter information of this nature, you can take steps necessary to correct this information.

  • What if I Ignore a Florida Credit Card Lawsuit?

    After served with a Florida Credit Card lawsuit, depending on the balance alleged by the creditor or debt buyer, the Defendant has to either: File a written response to the lawsuit within 20 days (balance over $5,000), or Attend a small claims pretrial/mediation conference (balance under $5,000).


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