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  • May 18, 2018
    Mediation is a monitored negotiation facilitated by a neutral third-party. It is a dispute resolution method available to investors.  If the other side agrees, you can try mediation before ever filing a...
  • May 18, 2018
    Mediations happen at a predetermined location. This is anywhere that the parties agree to meet.  It could be an attorney’s office, a suite of rooms rented at a hotel, or even the mediator’s...
  • May 07, 2018
    Does your Financial Planner have a legal duty to act in your best interests?   Recent research conducted by the RAND Corporation found that the average American does not understand how our complex financial...
  • May 07, 2018
    What is the Las Vegas Survivors Project? In response to the October 1, 2017 shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, individuals and entities across the nation contributed more than $31.4 million to the Las Vegas Victims...
  • April 20, 2018
    When it comes to opening an investment account, you now have more options than you think—options that don’t even include an actual person handling your money. That is, investors today can turn to automated...
  • April 20, 2018
    Real-estate Investment Trusts, or “REITs,” can range from sensible offerings to a quazi-Ponzi schemes. Investors should do their research to know what they are buying. This post aims to explain the basics...
  • April 20, 2018
    Investors should be careful if a broker asks them to trade their account too often.  The term “churning” describes misconduct when a broker-dealer pushes an investor to make excessive purchases and...
  • April 15, 2018
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) operates the largest securities arbitration forum in the United States. The forum provides a neutral, efficient, and fair setting for investors to...
  • April 08, 2018
      Rising television contract deals have resulted in salaries for professional athletes that are nearly seven-times larger than they were twenty years ago. According to the NBA Players’ Association, its...
  • March 30, 2018
    “But for women, I thought, looking at the empty shelves, these difficulties were infinitely more formidable.”   Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay, A Room of One’s Own, was published in...

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