A new scandal has caused the Secret Service to fire or “encourage” some agents to retire after prostitutes were brought into a facility the President was staying at in Colombia.
One of the prostitutes demanded payment, the agent wouldn’t pay, and the next thing you know embarrassing international headlines are everywhere. Not only was it an embarrassment, it was also a severe breach of protocol that could have put the President in danger.
We all make dumb moves — hopefully none as serious as the above — but they can still be costly. Here are some articles to help you avoid making bad financial moves:
NPR’s Planet Money | Should We Kill the Dollar Bill?
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Out of Your Rut | How to Take Control of Your Medical Bills
Bloomberg | Weighing the Hazards in High Yield Bonds
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My Journey to Millions | There are No Money Rules Personal Finance Has Gray Areas
Five Cent Nickel | Six Ways to Save on Spring Cleaning
PT Money | Do I Need Long-Term Disability Insurance?
I Will Teach You To Be Rich | The Power of Small Wins
Boomer & Echo | 10 Fees That Are Worth The Money
The Simple Dollar | Little Whispers: Making Yourself Do It