This week, when Barack Obama visited Cuba (the first U.S. President to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge did so in 1928) he had a number of goals: loosen trade restrictions, "normalize relations" and eventually help Cubans gain greater freedom.
USA Today recently reported that there are over 86 million scam calls made every month in the U.S. Add to that number the millions more of email and text scams, and the number is truly staggering. No one is immune from scams. The poor, the elderly, the sick and everyone else can fall victim to the crooks that are constantly trying to get access to others' money.
When you think about investing you probably automatically think of the stock market, but that isn't the only (or necessarily the best) way to invest. If you're too scared to join the wild ride of the stock market, there are plenty of alternatives to investing.