Monthly Archives: July 2014

Durable Goods Orders Rose Topping Estimates

Financial News for the Week Ending July 26th Mixed earnings reports led to US Stocks being flat for the week. The S&P 500 was up 0.02% and the Dow sank 0.8% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 1.6% and Europe … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announced Cutting 18K Jobs; 14% of its Employees

Financial News for the Week Ending July 19th US stocks posted gains for the week despite rising geopolitical tensions on earnings and merger and acquisition activity. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% and the Dow rose 0.9%. Abroad, Japan edged up … Continue reading

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It’s Fun to Play at the YMCA | Nonprofit Fraud Blog

Reposted from the This Week in Nonprofit Fraud Blog – July 7, 2014 An Anti-violence Initiative Gone Wrong Photo courtesy of nymetroparents.com June 25, 2014: A new report finds Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at the center of a scandal involving … Continue reading

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US Stocks Posted Worst Week Since April

Financial News for the Week Ending July 12th US Stocks posted their worst week since April as investors fretted over earnings season and fallout from financial problems at a large Portuguese bank. The S&P 500 fell 0.9% and the Dow … Continue reading

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Raffa Wealth Management Ranked by CNBC

After just seven years in business, Raffa Wealth Management, an affiliated Raffa company, has been ranked by CNBC on their Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms. “The reason we’ve been so successful in such a short amount of time is … Continue reading

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An Uncertain Future in Uncertain Times | Nonprofit Fraud Blog

Reposted from the This Week in Nonprofit Fraud Blog – June 30, 2014 The Ponzi Scheme Preacher Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures June 30, 2014: Following months of delay, Baptist preacher Archie Evans has been assigned a July 9th sentencing … Continue reading

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Faking Invoices for Paying Personal Debt | Nonprofit Fraud Blog

Reposted from the This Week in Nonprofit Fraud Blog – June 23, 2014 ​Taking from the Homeless ​Photo courtesy of John Narewski June 17, 2014: Carol Libby pleaded guilty to embezzling $440,000 over a seven-year period while serving as the … Continue reading

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