Tag: income

Starting a small business is a big deal. That’s why people might consider getting a business coach to help. But what if the coach doesn’t help, but actually hurts your interests? Unfortunately, that’s what happened to thousands of people who...

In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here. In other words, “Attention holiday shoppers: start your search engines!” But wouldn’t it be nice to know how much gas you’ve got in the tank before you’re off to the races? 

We’ve said it...

When is it uplifting to talk about obstacles to economic opportunities? When a room full of people at a joint conference of the NAACP and the FTC spend a day making the connections we all need to help overcome scams and exactly those obstacles in...

We began 2014 by announcing that a court ordered Oro Marketing to temporarily shut down operations for bogus business practices. This phone fraud targeted Spanish-speaking Latinos, promising them packages of high-end goods that they could –...

You want to buy a car and need financing, but your credit isn’t so great. Most dealerships have a Finance and Insurance (F&I) Department that will tell you about their financing options. To get the process started, the F&I Department will...

If you have a disability and need money, here’s a pitch that might catch your interest: “Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

Take your time. Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have...

“Need money now? Our company can give you access to cash when you need it.”

If you have a disability and need emergency cash, this pitch might be appealing.

Companies are preying on people with disabilities who have structured...

The Federal Trade Commission works closely with legal services providers and consumer advocates to root out frauds affecting communities across the nation. Several of our partners have told us about an income scam that’s targeting Latino...

Maybe you’ve thought about buying a franchise because you’re eager for a career change. Perhaps you want to be the boss, or to build a family business. Whatever your motivation is, know that buying a franchise takes a major financial investment...

Buying a janitorial service franchise is a major investment – of time and money. The franchisor must give you a disclosure document; review it with an advisor. Talk with current and former franchisees and check the business with state regulators...

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