Investments & Grants

Do your research before you commit to an alternative investment or money-making opportunity. Promises of “free money,” mysterious financial models, and outsize returns most likely are scams.


Investing in Bullion and Bullion Coins

If you want to invest in bullion or bullion coins, getting answers to some important questions first can make a big difference — and potentially save you some money.

Investing in Collectible Coins

Investing in collectible coins requires you to investigate: here’s what to know about the coins, the graders, and the sellers.

Investing in Gold

These tips can help you research a potential investment in gold.

Investing Online

Here are the tell-tale signs that an online investment opportunity may well be a scam.

Investment & Biz Opp Seminars

The “opportunities” pitched at seminars usually don't live up to the hype. Take your time, ask questions, and listen carefully to the answers before you consider an investment.

Investment Risks

When you’re investing, remember the higher the potential profits, the higher your risk.

Poaching Veterans' Pensions

Dishonest advisers try to get veterans to transfer their assets so they appear to qualify for Aid & Attendance benefits but don’t inform them of the negative implications.

Government Grants

Government Grant Scams

Those offers of free grants from the government to pay for education, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills don’t add up.