| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Home equity loans and lines of credit are making a comeback.
Not long ago, homeowners who had some equity often used cash-out refinances to pay for home remodeling, to consolidate debt or pay for a child's school tuition. But that was when mortgage...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It seems we are smack in the middle of amusement park season. I've heard from readers heading to Cedar Point, Holiday World, Disney, Universal and of course, Six Flags.
But trips to theme parks can be hard on the family budget. Here are some tips for...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: June Consumer Price Index, ICSC-Goldman Sachs, June existing home sales, FHFA home price index for May, Richmond Fed Index for July, ICSC-Goldman Sachs and Redbook retail sales for period ending July 19
Local earnings: Discover Financial...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Cecily Strong and Katie Rich go back a few years.
Before Strong joined the cast of NBC's “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and was named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” last year, she was an understudy for Rich at Second City's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- With few Americans checking their credit scores annually, a top financial regulator is urging banks to make the information more easily available by including it for free on monthly credit card bills.
The request from Richard Cordray,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Only one of the nation's 30 largest banks would not be able to withstand a severe recession and the firms collectively are in better financial position to handle economic shocks than five years ago, according to Federal Reserve stress test...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S. consumer watchdog said on Wednesday it has sued ITT Educational Services Inc for what the agency says are predatory student lending practices that could lead borrowers to default on their loans.
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $389 million in refunds and penalties for illegally charging credit card customers for identity theft protection and other add-on services they didn't receive or authorize, federal regulators said...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Going on 18 years, Highwood's Midwest Young Artists Center has conducted a concerto solo competition for aspiring musicians. For most of that time, students in the school's chamber ensembles were not able to share the same opportunity.
Only recently has...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I swiped my credit card at Target during the time when crooks were swiping customers' information. Thankfully, my spam filter intercepted this email that tried to dupe me into being victimized again. You should be on the lookout for similar......
| Oct 5, 2012
Gov. Pat Quinn's choice to run the state agency that oversees the financial operations of U.S. Cellular Field filed for bankruptcy three years ago after racking up $102,500 in debt, mainly from credit cards, court records show.
The revelation follows...