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RadioShack Closes 1000 Stores Since Memorial Day

Since Memorial Day the electronics retailer has closed all but 70 of the corporate owned stores.  An additional 425 dealer owned stores remain open.  A giant liquidation sale was started over the three-day weekend. The 96-year old electronics retailer began in Boston in 1921 and once had a store within 3 miles of 95% of all […]

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

Every year on May 31st World No Tobacco Day is observed.  The goal is to inspire people around the world to abstain for 24 hours from using all forms of tobacco.  The member states (which includes the United States) of the World Health Organization created WNTD in 1987. Aside from the immediate financial cost of smoking […]

Gander Mountain Closing All Locations

Gander Mountain

Gander Mountain is closing all 126 locations nationwide.  Gander Mountain was one of the nation’s largest retailers of outdoor specialty gear. Earlier this year Gander Mountain filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with the intention of restructuring the company.  This month Camping World Holdings acquired Gander Mountain and has opted to close 126 locations. Gander Mountain is the […]

CFPB warns Student Loan Borrowers Bad Information Can Cost You

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

      Incorrect information about your college enrollment status can cost you warns the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  In a Consumer Advisory published February 27th, the CFPB outlined the ways the bad information about enrollment status can wreak havoc for student borrowers. Student loan borrowers report problems while pursuing a degree, when they leave school and […]

Largest Student Loan Servicer Accused of Cheating Borrowers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

      Navient corp. formerly part of Sallie Mae has been sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a federal consumer agency.  The CFPB is alleging that Navient has deceived and cheated Americans struggling to pay back their private and federal student loans. The CFPB is alleging that student borrowers were provided with inaccurate information, […]