Can We Protect Our Seniors? The Problem of Elder Financial Abuse

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In 2011, an elderly gentleman went to the US Senate to testify against elder abuse. He was only one of many seniors who experienced financial and psychological abuse from their caregivers, especially family members. But this gentleman was no ordinary man. He was Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney. Rooney’s testimony to the US Special Senate Committee …

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Restrictive Bail Leads to Increasing Number of Inmates and Convictions

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Pressing issues plague our society every day. From injustices to inefficient systems, many individuals suffer inconveniences that was never their fault to begin with. One example is the US justice system, which many people time and again argue to be broken. Take for instance the fact that almost 50 percent of all prison inmates in …

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Defining Legal Terms: Why Being “Pre-Approved” and “In Principle Approval” Won’t Guarantee a Loan, Credit Card Application, or Other Deals

Pre-Approved

Let’s say you’re in a bank applying for a home loan, a credit card, or any type of financial deal. Over the phone or prior to arrival, a banker informed you that you were approved in principle or pre-approved. But after you get there, you leave empty-handed despite thinking you were going to walk out …

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