Balancing act: Financial trust is rare, but appreciated, in time of fraud

Published: Monday, Feb. 20 2012 1:00 p.m. MST

Real trust in money matters, built on a foundation of proven performance during a long-standing business relationship, is all too rare. When you find it, as we have with our tax preparer and our plumber, it makes life so much easier for everyone involved. And that makes me wonder why we don't seee more of it.

I'd be interested in your thoughts on this subject. What bad experiences have you had in financial dealings with people you couldn't trust? How did those instances affect your life at home and at the work? On the other hand, what positive experiences have you had in money matters with people you could trust?

Please let me know. And, in the meantime, here's wishing you a pleasant tax preparation experience this year.

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