CFPB Slaps Bank in Major Discriminatory Lending Case
CFPB Slaps Bank in Major Discriminatory Lending Case
on September 25, 2015

Federal officials allege ‘redlining’ by this New Jersey bank hindered access to mortgages in majority-black and Hispanic communities.

CFPB Warning: Pension Advances Could Wipe Out Retirement
CFPB Warning: Pension Advances Could Wipe Out Retirement
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.

CFPB, Obama Take Aim at Payday Lenders
CFPB, Obama Take Aim at Payday Lenders
on March 27, 2015

President Obama throws his weight behind new rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to curb payday loan debt traps.

CFPB Sues Corinthian Colleges for Alleged Predatory Lending
CFPB Sues Corinthian Colleges for Alleged Predatory Lending
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.

CFPB Says Bitcoin Is ‘Wild West’ of Finance World
CFPB Says Bitcoin Is ‘Wild West’ of Finance World
on August 13, 2014

The federal regulator is warning consumers about using virtual currencies like bitcoins.

CFPB Accuses For-Profit College Company of Predatory Lending
CFPB Accuses For-Profit College Company of Predatory Lending
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.

Check Out the CFPB’s New Online Mortgage Tool
Check Out the CFPB’s New Online Mortgage Tool
on February 8, 2014

The CFPB has released a new online tool that allows people to sift through data on home loans made in their communities and compare it with other locations.

CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs
CFPB to Investigate Credit Card Reward Programs
on November 20, 2013

Do you understand how your credit card rewards work, and do you think they’re fair? The federal government is studying reward programs.

CFPB: Consumers Are Paying $4 Billion Less in Credit Card Fees
CFPB: Consumers Are Paying $4 Billion Less in Credit Card Fees
on October 3, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the Credit CARD Act has reduced fees for late payments and overlimit purchases.

CFPB Issues Warning to Employers Who Pay Workers With Debit Cards
CFPB Issues Warning to Employers Who Pay Workers With Debit Cards
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.

6 Simple Steps to Giving Your Teen Credit
6 Simple Steps to Giving Your Teen Credit
on July 25, 2017

Here’s the safe and sane path for parents to help teenagers to financial responsibility.

9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options
9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options
on July 24, 2017

Of all the ways to waste money, giving it to someone like a high-interest lender, pawnbroker or loan shark is one of the worst. Here are loans to avoid, and some better alternatives.

Beware This Common Retail Credit Card Promotion
Beware This Common Retail Credit Card Promotion
on July 7, 2017

Many shoppers fail to understand deferred-interest financing. Here’s how to avoid being surprised by the terms of a store credit card.

4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring
4 Reasons You Should Never Pay for Credit Monitoring
on June 23, 2017

A reader wants to know which of two credit monitoring services she’s using is the better deal. My advice? Drop them both like a hot rock.

Is It OK to Retire With Debt?
Is It OK to Retire With Debt?
on June 20, 2017

Some money experts argue that retiring with certain kinds of debt is not such a bad thing. But their advice doesn’t necessarily apply to the average retiree.

House Votes to Scrap Dodd-Frank Rules
House Votes to Scrap Dodd-Frank Rules
on June 8, 2017

The GOP took the first step to dismantling key consumer protections and banking oversight rules established during the Obama era. What does it mean for you?

The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins
The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins
on June 6, 2017

These common missteps can wreak havoc on your credit score, your finances and your access to loans. Here’s how to avoid them.

Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?
Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?
on May 31, 2017

Republicans say their Financial Choice Act will benefit consumers, but one provision of the legislation is stirring up controversy.

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

You Can Get Major Fraud Protection With a Credit Freeze, but Should You?
You Can Get Major Fraud Protection With a Credit Freeze, but Should You?
on March 16, 2017

There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option — a credit freeze. Here are the pros and cons of each.

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