February 2006: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) CNN/Money Magazine Source Feb 9, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 19, 2006 Fight back: Denied insurance claims: Staying on top of a claim with your home insurer takes some quick legal preparation.
QUOTE: You're paying not for service but to make up for losses -- low interest rates, natural disasters and choppy markets have depleted insurers' coffers...Understanding two simple legal concepts can send a message to your insurer that you've done your homework and you know how the game is played.
CNN/Money Magazine Feb 19, 2006 Fight back: Dishonest brokers: Greed is not good if it means the broker wins, not you. Here's what you can do.
QUOTE: complaints of unsuitable investments are among the most common to reach the NASD, the securities industry's self-regulator. And it goes beyond brokers stuffing your 90-year-old Uncle Jack's portfolio with penny stocks. Last year the NASD fined brokers $40 million for steering their customers into certain share classes of mutual funds, maximizing the brokers' take at their clients' expense.
CNN/Money Magazine Feb 09, 2006 Fight back: Malpractice in the billing department: Between errors and bill padding, fighting a hospital overcharge or denied medical claim can take some smart strategies.
QUOTE: If billing errors result in overcharging or, worse, a denied claim, understanding the bureaucracy -- the very thing that drives you nuts -- is your best offense.
CNN/Money Magazine Feb 09, 2006 Fight back: Other scams we hate: Tips on how to fight back against hidden hotel fees, useless airline miles and phone "slamming.
QUOTE: From useless airplane miles to phone slamming to hidden hotel charges, there always seems to be someone trying to take advantage of you. Try these strategies to fight back.
CNN/Money Magazine Feb 09, 2006 Fight back: Too many bank fees: Avoiding constant bank fees takes effort and some clever moves.
QUOTE: Competition and low interest rates have made it harder for banks and credit-card issuers to clean up by lending you money. Solution: More fees! Higher fees! Last year, Americans shelled out $4.3 billion...
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