There are plenty of downsides to inflation and rising interest rates, and one of the biggest is that thousands of people who had hoped to become homeowners have been forced to rent or continue renting because mortgages have become too expensive.
I just read a statistic that says the average Facebook user has 338 friends. The stat went on to point out that the average Facebook user is connected to fewer genuine friends than people they've never met in person, which comprises 39% of users' connections.
So, you're kicking out $139 a year (up from $119) on an Amazon Prime membership, and you'd like to save a bunch of money on different things as Amazon wheels and deals with their annual Prime Day event, which wraps up later today.
In the real world, most of us do our very best to be decent people. So when we get a call from someone who says that they're with a government agency, our default behavior setting is generally to be cooperative.
Baseball is back and outdoor concert season is just about to get started, so what better time for scam artists to get back to the seasonal con of selling fake ballgame and concert tickets to the unsuspecting fan?
I've been asked before why I write about scams in the Rockford area so often. Usually the question begins with something like "We don't really have that many scams going on in the Rockford area, do we?"