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Krystal Steinmetz on October 11, 2016
A federal appeals court has ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Find out what this means for the CFPB’s future.
Karla Bowsher on September 9, 2016
Only 26 percent of cardholders regularly read the legal contracts that govern credit cards. Find out why that’s a mistake.
Krystal Steinmetz on September 8, 2016
Federal regulators say bank workers secretly opened more than 2 million unauthorized accounts to boost their sales figures, leaving unwitting consumers on the hook for charges.
Bob Sullivan on September 7, 2016
The closing of ITT is a case for making education in this country not only accessible, but also scam-free.
Marilyn Lewis on August 23, 2016
If you’re older and it’s a stretch financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.
Marilyn Lewis on July 25, 2016
New rules have made reverse mortgages safer for seniors who need to access their home equity while remaining on the property. Here’s how they work.
Bob Sullivan on July 4, 2016
As we observe the nation’s birthday, consider this: When was the country really greater than it is now? And what would it take to make it better?
Krystal Steinmetz on May 11, 2016
Come mid-July, your Google search will be free of advertisements for payday loans. Find out why Google is giving payday lending ads the boot.
Karla Bowsher on May 6, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced a proposed new regulation that would help consumers bring class-action lawsuits against financial institutions.
Kari Huus on April 19, 2016
Credit card companies, banks and financial institutions are always pressing to get us to switch over to e-statements and give up paper. Here’s why you should think twice before they convince you to “go green.”
Marilyn Lewis on March 30, 2016
Automation is expected to wipe out 7 million jobs in the next five years, adding only 2 million new ones. Have you got a survival plan?
Jim Gold on March 27, 2016
Consumer group, bankers square off over rules that govern loans on properties that are inherited or awarded in a divorce or separation.
Jim Gold on March 24, 2016
Family members, caregivers, scam artists, financial advisers and others preying on seniors steal billions from them each year. The government says financial institutions should be ready to step in.
Jim Gold on February 10, 2016
Are rebounding home values tempting you to use the equity in your house as an ATM? Ask yourself these questions first.
Marilyn Lewis on January 27, 2016
Risky loans didn’t disappear after the financial crash. Scary home loans, auto loans and payday loans live on. Here are some tips for safe borrowing.
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