Advice from a departing Whistleblower

  • Article by: JANE FRIEDMANN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 27, 2013 - 4:54 PM

In my time as Whistleblower, I’ve helped a nun get rid of $5,000 in fraudulent charges from her credit card bill that the bank was previously unwilling to remove.

  • 7
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 7 of 7
LicoriceJul. 27, 13 9:28 PM

Thank you, Jane Friedmann, for running interference for us. You've provided a valuable service. Best of luck. We'll miss you.

10
1
applejeffJul. 27, 1310:14 PM

I've enjoyed reading your column, and especially the follow-up columns to fill us in on what happened after some time passed. Best of luck to you. I hope someone else picks up the torch.

10
1
pokey2007Jul. 28, 13 8:57 AM

Jane, anytime your column ran I was glad to see it. You wrote about things that I may have known about or didn't know anything about - but I was glad to read and learn more. I'm sorry you are retiring, glad for your next adventure and wish you good luck! Come back and visit, ya hear?

4
0
zkat5zugJul. 28, 1312:41 PM

Jane, there's no telling how much you helped our neighborhood with your report of our plight. I'm forever grateful and wish you happiness as you move on.

4
0
calliecallJul. 28, 1310:07 PM

Thank you so much for the truly valuable service you have provided Star tribune readers. Your insights have been quite helpful up until todays comments regarding timeshare ownership. Although I do not agree with the premise that timeshares are bad investments, I believe that may be true for an individual that does not manage the investment appropriately. We own many timeshares and travel worldwide on a regular basis. It does take time and knowledge to manage the deeded properties and bank and trade at the appropriate times. It is our investment in our recreation for physical and spiritual relaxation and enrichment. Our timeshares have allowed us to travel much more extensively than we would have otherwise. Thank you. Callie E.

0
0
Mplsreader7Jul. 29, 13 2:56 PM

Loved your column through the years, but I also have an issue with your timeshare comments. I can't imagine using it as an investment, but if you are in the right place, they can be a great thing to USE. My parents and siblings and I have enjoyed the use of timeshares since 1982 -- and we don't trade weeks, we love the place where we stay on Sanibel Island like an old family cabin. We have even sold a few weeks, either through word of mouth or the sales office of the company. Why can it be a good deal? The association dues are less than what it would cost to rent the unit, the taxes are deductible, and all of the cost is deductible if the unit is rented for income (which we hardly ever bother to do, since we so enjoy using the place!) That is our experience, anyway.

0
0
hereinpaSep. 26, 1310:39 AM

Jane, I work for a local assistance office and I need some advice on how to make someone aware of a problem and my office is aware (and is part of) the problem. Can you direct me in what steps I should take?

0
0
  • 1 - 7 of 7

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT