Expat Benefit Frauds: It’s Not Really Benefitting Us

Unless you’re one of us yourself, the world of expats is probably this big black hole of visas, tax issues, remittances and more that you can’t be bothered to concern yourself with. And I can’t blame you – expat issues aren’t something anyone would choose to read up on in their free time. However, as the world gets “flatter and flatter” and borders become more and more blurred with people working remotely and moving overseas, the number of expats is exponentially increasing.… [Read more]

Now IS The Time

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. 

I don’t know how many of you are old enough to remember that phrase from your high school typing class. I remember it, along with the alphabet drill “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”

But I’m not writing a story about typing.… [Read more]

Rick Scott: Screwing Florida Since 1997

Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, has always been a busy man. It took a lot of work, while he was CEO of Columbia/HCA, to screw taxpayers out of millions of dollars resulting from crooked Medicare billing practises. But, being the shameless and active guy he is, he figured that once the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to coughed up $600 million to  the federal government, becoming a vulture venture capitalist then running for governor was the next likely step in his career.… [Read more]

Another Big Bank Heist

The word is out: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled with Citigroup for $285 million.  In yet another case of fraud by a ‘too-big-to-fail’ bank, investors lost millions as the result of being misled — this time, about mortgage bonds.  In the settlement, Citigroup doesn’t admit or deny the allegation that they behaved badly and/or did anything wrong by betting against the very mortgage securities they convinced their investors to buy.… [Read more]