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Don’t Get Bit By Initial Coin Offerings – FINRA Issues Investor Alert

In an Investor Bulletin entitled “Initial Coin Offerings” the United States Securities and Exchange Commission warned investors about the pitfalls of ICO’s (Initial Coin Offerings) also known as token sales to raise capital.  The bulletin cautions investors to be wary of promises of higher returns which can be used to improperly induce investors to part with […]

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Inherited IRA’s Are Now Subject to Claims of Creditors

Do you have an inherited IRA?  Do you know that it may not be exempt from claims of creditors and it may not be subject to the same protections afforded other IRA’s such as regular IRA’s, Roth IRA’s, SEP IRA and rollover IRA’s?  Unfortunately, beneficiaries of inherited IRA’s labor under many similar misapprehensions and misunderstandings […]

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Investment Adviser Charged With Stealing More Than $1,000,000 From Clients

Investment Adviser Accused of Stealing $1,000,000 From Clients In a Press Release of September 6, 2017, the Securities Exchange Commission announced charges against a New Jersey based investment adviser, Scott Newsholme, of Farmingdale, New Jersey, alleging that he stole more than $1,000,000 from advisory clients.  The underlying charges include allegations of fabricated account statements, forged […]

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Inherited IRA’s – Know Your Rights?

IRA’s have been around for over 40 years, but most investors don’t know what happens when they inherit all or part of an IRA account as a death beneficiary.  Taking an outright distribution of cash as a beneficiary of an IRA upon another’s death is usually a foolish idea. While spouses have generous options available […]

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