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  • Student debt advice for college graduates and parents

    Student debt advice for college graduates and parents
    Some college students call home when they need extra cash. The same might happen after graduation, when student loans start coming due. Graduates — many of whom start repayment this time of year, following a six-month grace period after spring...
  • Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...
  • First-time buyers taking to the city

    First-time buyers taking to the city
    From the wall-length window in Tyler and Erin Matteau's rented fourth-floor apartment on North Calvert Street, there's a view to the south and, maybe, the young couple's immediate future. "Right there," said Tyler, pointing to a building within...
  • California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%

    California adds 41,500 jobs in October; unemployment rate holds at 7.3%
    California employers returned to hiring in October, adding 41,500 nonfarm payroll jobs after making unexpected cuts the previous month, according to official state numbers. California added more jobs than any other state, including Texas, which added...
  • Mortgage giants' stance against principal reduction may be softening

     Mortgage giants' stance against principal reduction may be softening
    Jaime Coronel's pick and shovel sat idle when the recession made landscaping jobs scarce, and the home where he and his wife, Juana, raised four children fell into foreclosure. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae gave permission in 2010 for the Coronels to stay...
  • Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate average dips below 4%

    Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate average dips below 4%
    Fixed mortgage rates edged lower this week, with Freddie Mac’s survey of lenders showing an average of just below 4% for 30-year fixed home loans. Lenders told Freddie they were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 3.99%,...
  • Botched foreclosure process leaves borrower in limbo

    Q: We purchased a home in 2006. In 2009 we applied for a loan modification, but it was denied. Later a foreclosure date was set on the home. We moved out and have not lived in house since 2009. Our lender sold the home last May but later discovered...
  • Board Gets Advice On Plans For State Retirement Savings Program

    NEW BRITAIN — Of all retirees who receive Social Security, 26 percent are living on those checks alone. A state Retirement Security Board, made up of private sector employees and state and union officials, is trying to make sure that doesn't...
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
  • Study: Small Businesses Still Risk Averse, But Hiring Improves

    — Small business owners and entrepreneurs are still risk averse, with the recession fresh in their minds, though those in Greater Hartford are hiring at a greater rate than counterparts in the rest of the nation, according to a study by The Hartford...
  • Financial planners help take the mystery out of saving, investing

    There's plenty of advice out there on money management. Pundits hold forth on TV, radio and online. Websites churn out tips, and you can troll for more in blogs, books, magazines and newsletters. Classes are available, or you can catch that seminar at...