| Mar 28, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Consumers are busy with their daily lives, making it difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect their wallets — household savings, fine print in contracts they sign with companies and insurance shopping, for example.
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:06 AM
Both critics and supporters of the Lyons Township School Treasurer's Office say the former treasurer's guilty plea bolsters their respective cases in pending legal and legislative action.
Robert Healy, 56, of LaGrange Highlands, entered a guilty plea...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans.
"It's apparent to me that...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Where do you turn for investment advice -- and how do you know you can trust that advice? That's the challenge faced by a generation of Americans who are now rolling their company retirement plans into IRAs. The financial services industry is ready for...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:37 AM
A recent knock on the door of Sheridon and Susan Turner's suburban home delivered news that shocked the elderly couple: Wells Fargo was suing them for foreclosure on a home they sold 21 years ago.
The Turners sold the house on Hidden Lake Drive in...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:44 AM
The housing market continues to grow more stable across South Florida, though affordability bears watching this year, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Wednesday.
Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties scored 75.4 in January on Freddie's Multi-...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 1:17 PM
An investment company that advises and manages $12.5 billion in assets announced Wednesday that it is joining other financial companies in setting up an office in Palm Beach County.
SkyBridge Capital, a 10-year-old global investment firm with...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 3:36 PM
There are few anglers more revered than Frederick native Bernard "Lefty" Kreh. Kreh, who turned 90 last month, has fished for nearly 70 years with everyone from Ted Williams to Fidel Castro, and from President Jimmy Carter to Ernest Hemingway. Enshrined...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 6:13 PM
For years, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has made no secret of his desire to emulate the success of the Boston Red Sox.
His pursuit of Boston's top baseball executive, Theo Epstein, made headlines and the remaking of Wrigley Field — inspired by the...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 4:46 AM
Fewer South Florida homeowners were hamstrung by "underwater" mortgages at the end of 2014, a new report says.
In Palm Beach County, 41,000 homeowners, or 16 percent of all mortgage holders, owed more than their properties were worth, according to...