Forensic Files and Detecting Bad 401ks @ The Roundup

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-08-038

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I came upon something quite strange and even creepy the other day. I am a huge crime story buff and I often watch shows like “Forensic Files”, “City Confidential” and “Cold Case Files” (yeah, along with reality television shows). I’ve mentioned before I was a big couch potato right? Well these crime shows tell you about real life cases, the crime investigation process and finally how these cases get resolved.

What took me aback though was that one show portrayed a case right smack dab in the middle of my neighborhood in Silicon Valley, California. It’s a bit of a surprise given that I live in a pretty boring area where nothing much happens. It’s the suburban countryside, so maybe that’s why it was considered a big deal — a peaceful setting contrasted with a weird crime must’ve made the story stand out enough for it to be televised.

And the clincher? My very own BLOCK was featured on the show. Ack! What’s more, the perpetrator (whom I believe grew up around here) got a simple slap on the wrist because he was a juvenile when he committed the felony. Hmmmm… goes to show that anything can happen anywhere, and it’s always wise to keep vigilant.

Now let’s move on to something more exciting, shall we? Like finding out if you’re stuck with a lousy retirement plan. A bad 401k? Now that’s a crime!

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Dividends4Life August 3, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Thank you for including my article on The Perfect Dividend Stock in your round up!

Best Wishes,

Value For Your Life August 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Thanks for mentioning my post, glad you enjoyed it!

zowoco August 4, 2008 at 7:59 am

Well, everything has to happen somewhere, and it always happens when you’d least expect it! Good Luck! 🙂

Suz August 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

I’m looking into rolling over a work based plan to an independent 401 K… thanks for the great round up!

Marc September 6, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Yeah I am afraid to read the police reports in the newspaper every morning. And losing your 401k after working to build it up for soo long is utterly horrible. The government should be bailing out these people.

Berks October 2, 2008 at 9:29 am

My husband’s credit card was stolen last year. Our bank caught it immediately, but it was a long procedure to have our money refunded back to us. I’ve heard that if you use debit cards and your money is stolen, the bank doesn’t offer protection against this. Does anyone know if this is true?

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