Woman cut off her hand with circular saw in $1.2m insurance scam

hafiz cakep

  • A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud.
  • Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports.
  • Adlesic claims it was an accident. However, her boyfriend’s internet history shows he searched for prosthetic hands the day before the incident.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A woman who deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance fraud plot has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Slovenian Julija Adlesic, 22, is accused of using a circular saw to sever herself at the left wrist in early 2019.

She had taken out insurance policies with five companies the year before and would have received €1m ($1.2m) in payout.

However, the young woman was found guilty of attempted insurance fraud at a court in Ljubljana, Sky News reports.

Read More

You Don’t Need Perfect Credit to Get a Personal Loan

hafiz cakep

A low credit score doesn’t have to stand in your way if you want to get a personal loan to cover an emergency or consolidate your debts.

Borrowers with bad credit, which is a FICO score below 630, may need to put in some extra work to qualify for a personal loan. But taking these steps can not only help you get approved, they could also get you a cheaper interest rate.

Clean up your credit, shrink your debt

Before you apply for a personal loan, get a copy of your credit report to see what the lender will see on it, says Adrienne Ross, a Washington-based certified financial planner. You can get one free copy of your report from all three major credit bureaus at annualcreditreport.com.

The details on your credit report can show you why your score is low and signal how to address the issues before a

Read More

The numbers tell us the economy is better, but millions of Americans aren’t feeling it

hafiz cakep

ECONOMIC PREVIEW



a man standing in front of a sign: Over one thousand individuals wait in line at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a free food as New Yorkers struggle with unemployment and other financial stresses brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.


© Getty Images
Over one thousand individuals wait in line at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for a free food as New Yorkers struggle with unemployment and other financial stresses brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The U.S. economy has kept growing despite a summer spike in coronavirus cases and the end of massive federal aid, but millions of Americans are either being left out or in are danger of being left behind.

Loading...

Load Error

With the fall approaching, the broader economy has performed better than expected. Hiring increased again in August, consumer spending has been steady, manufacturers are still on an upswing and demand for homes and new cars has been surprisingly strong.

See: MarketWatch Economic Calendar

The upcoming week’s data is likely to show another robust increase in retail sales in August as well as improved production among manufacturers in September, suggesting a U.S. recovery is

Read More

Orrstown Financial Services (NASDAQ:ORRF) Share Prices Have Dropped 45% In The Last Three Years

hafiz cakep

In order to justify the effort of selecting individual stocks, it’s worth striving to beat the returns from a market index fund. But its virtually certain that sometimes you will buy stocks that fall short of the market average returns. We regret to report that long term Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORRF) shareholders have had that experience, with the share price dropping 45% in three years, versus a market return of about 42%. And more recent buyers are having a tough time too, with a drop of 42% in the last year. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 11% in thirty days.

See our latest analysis for Orrstown Financial Services

In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time

Read More

Four Women Leaders Reveal Covid-19 Opportunity for Business and Leadership Expansions

hafiz cakep

While millions of people locked down during the Covid-19 pandemic, many people created the opportunity to start or grow their businesses.

Four women business leaders share some insight into becoming successful now and in the future, using marketing tools and leadership skills.

Startups are down by 40% compared to 2019 statistics; however, tough times have proven that successful companies can be born. These have included General Electric, General Motors, IMS, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, Trader Joe’s, and FedEx. Four women business leaders share some insight into becoming successful now and in the future, using marketing tools and leadership skills.

Be Unstoppable

Cristal Balk, founder of Unstoppable Marketing Solutions, Spring Valley, California, sees the Covid-19 pandemic as a time for helping her customers reinvent themselves.

“Unstoppable Marketing Solutions was founded by the idea of filling the gaps in the marketing world,” Balk said.

“One of the major gaps is the lack of

Read More