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MoneyGram delayed transfers and withheld refunds, CFPB and New York attorney general charge

MoneyGram, one of the largest money transfer companies in the U.S., held up funds and withheld refunds, the CFPB and New York Attorney General’s Office allege in a lawsuit. The company repeatedly violated consumer laws when it failed to deliver funds promptly to recipients abroad. Read more →


Easter, Passover, and Ramadan converge in a rare celebration of holy days

On Friday, Jewish people celebrated Passover to celebrate the exodus of Israelites from enslavement in Egypt, and Christians observed Good Friday to mark the crucifixion of Jesus before celebrating Easter Sunday when he rose from the dead. And Muslims are continue observing Ramadan, a month of prayers and fasting to celebrate the Koran. Read more →


Bloggers ponder the slap, pundits, spring, and more

It's time to take look at what my blogger friends are up to as April showers are bringing May flowers. In “Am I Just an Old Fogey?,” Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty wonders whether it’s O.K. for Jen Psaki, President Biden’s press secretary, to leave her job and work for MSNBC as a program host on Peacock and an analyst. Read more →


Academy Awards nominations for 2021 movies often violent, unimaginative with some very dark themes

Although there are some brilliant moments in the 2021 Oscar nominated movies, recurring reliance on violence and coming of age stories about males dominate the offerings. And last year’s movies have a new dark element, the psychological thriller, a slow moving movie that suddenly has a twist at the end. Read more →


7 tips on how to teach kids about money

Parents probably know this, but if they don’t, they should. Kids are learning and mimicking machines. It starts at birth. Once they arrive, they look and listen – to just about everything. They begin absorbing and recording what they see and hear. Read more →


Super Bowl ads continue to be unimaginative in 2022, with violence again being used to sell

The Super Bowl ads for 2022 were mostly disappointing. Although a few had a good message, the overall feel of the game show was dystopian. A QR code drifting across the screen, ads for apps and betting websites I’d never heard of, and supposedly clever ads featuring stars from TV series I’ve never seen. Read more →


Keep wearing a mask and avoid crowded indoor places

It’s disappointing that the governors in blue states are removing covid restrictions. Just because cases from the huge spike in covid cases caused by the omicron variant are dropping dramatically doesn’t mean that the chances of getting covid are gone or are even reduced significantly. Read more →


Bloggers keep plugging on, even traveling, in these mixed up times

“You’re beautiful and gorgeous. You have lovely eyes and sexy lips that are kissable.” That’s what a stranger wrote to me on Instagram. Fortunately, since I write about fraud frequently, I can recognize a potential romance scam. Unfortunately, the FTC reports more consumers are falling prey to romance scammers. Read more →


Cookbooks to help you brighten 2022

If you’re like me, you’ve done more cooking during the pandemic than in any recent time period. In fact, for the first time, I got tired of cooking. This list of 19 cookbooks from the Food Tank brightened my day. The cookbooks are full of bright flavors, personal stories, and rich traditional knowledge. Read more →