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  • Don't ignore signs of possible child identity theft

    Kids sure grow up fast these days. My 12-year-old son just started seventh grade. Days later he got his AARP card. "Your membership has been reserved and is awaiting activation," AARP told him in a letter. This was the second goofy solicitation my son...
  • After foreclosure, mysterious eviction record surfaces

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I had a mortgage with a big box lender. I lost my job and hung on as long as possible. My home was actively listed for sale, and we had a short sale contract after jumping through every hoop they said. At the last...
  • Whither real estate market as interest rates rise?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Wouldn't you know it? There are still buyers wondering if now is the time to buy a home. Now, when inventory is extremely low, mortgage interest rates are starting to rise and home prices have seen huge price jumps...
  • Loan documents often missing these days after mortgage is paid off

    Q: In a recent column you wrote that when you pay off your mortgage you should receive, among other things, the original note marked "paid" or shown with a zero balance. We paid off our mortgage in 2008, and I jumped through hoops at the time to get a...
  • Credit check turns up theft of homebuyer's identity

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I love your show. My 25-year old daughter thinks she is ready to jump into the housing market. When checking her credit, she found out that she may have already bought a house and a car. (And, of course, she did...
  • Swift Justice: Family loans, divorces and credit reports, and credit card protection plans

    Dear Jackie, Around 13 years ago, I lent my current husband's daughter $1,000, and she has never paid me back. I had no promise note on it. I was wondering if I can still take her to court or has my time run out? -- Catherine from Thornton, Calif. Hi,...
  • Swift Justice: Mother fraud, botched remodeling and Porsche dents

    Dear Jackie, I'm retired military and have been deployed twice. My first deployment was from 2006-07. During that deployment, I left starter checks from my checking account at my mother's house. She wrote many checks in my name and cashed them without my...
  • Swift Justice: Repossession, student loans and friends' cars

    Dear Jackie, If my house is repossessed and I am living in it, can I gut it after it is sold at auction without any legal ramifications? -- James from Mishawaka, Ind. Hi, James, No, No, No! You could not only be sued civilly but you could face criminal...
  • Swift Justice: Car payments, cable bills and co-signing

    Dear Jackie, While living with my boyfriend in Iowa for two years, I helped pay for a sports car he purchased. He promised me at the time that if we ever broke up, he would make sure to pay me for all of the payments I made towards the car. I have copies...
  • A monthly statement can teach a lot

    Want to help your kids understand why people get in trouble with credit cards? Show them your latest monthly statement from the holidays -- the terminology, the interest costs and the line after line of charges for every time you took the plastic out...
  • Probes launch of hackers who targeted Jay-Z, Beyonce, LAPD chief

     
    Credit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...