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Krystal Steinmetz on September 25, 2015
Federal officials allege ‘redlining’ by this New Jersey bank hindered access to mortgages in majority-black and Hispanic communities.
Krystal Steinmetz on March 30, 2015
With its high interest and fees, a pension advance could threaten your long-term security. The CFPB highlights three pension advance traps you need to avoid.
Guest Blogger on September 17, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that 130,000 private student loans were initiated by Corinthian students from July 2011 to the present, with an outstanding balance of $569 million.
Krystal Steinmetz on February 27, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed suit against ITT Educational Services, accusing the for-profit company of making predatory loans to its students.
Guest Blogger on October 3, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Credit CARD Act has reduced fees for late payments and overlimit purchases.
Guest Blogger on September 19, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tells employers that prepaid cards, which often come loaded with fees, can’t be employees’ only option for being paid.
Karla Bowsher on January 3, 2018
Fraud alerts that were requested after the Equifax data breach are ending. So consider these options for protecting yourself from fraudsters going forward.
Karla Bowsher on November 13, 2017
A report you’ve probably never heard of can alert you to problems in your banking history. Here’s what every consumer should know about it — and how to get a free copy.
Karla Bowsher on October 24, 2017
Congress just voted to repeal a rule protecting your ability to join class-action lawsuits against financial companies. Here’s what this news means for consumers.
Karla Bowsher on September 30, 2017
Financial protection measures aren’t enough to prevent all forms of identity theft in the wake of Equifax’s hacking. Here’s what else you can do.
Karla Bowsher on September 29, 2017
Before you sign up for this free-for-life service, make sure you understand what a credit lock is — and how it compares with a credit freeze.
Stacy Johnson on September 11, 2017
The Equifax data breach has raised the question of whether or not credit monitoring services are a good deal. My advice? Save your money.
Allison Martin on September 11, 2017
Many students are away from home and faced with handling their finances for the first time. Here’s a quick Money 101 course.
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