Opinion | Getting the basics right can partly shield you from financial scams, frauds
Spend 15-30 minutes each month on your financial decisions and documents
At a recent session, participants were concerned about all the negative news emanating from financial markets over the last one year. With a bank failing, stockbrokers pledging client securities and companies not paying back investors, it has been a scary time for lay investors, who trusted these firms on the basis of their size and ratings. Plus, the belief that the government would step in, if need be.