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  • How to get a co-signer released from private student loan

    How to get a co-signer released from private student loan
    Parents who co-sign for a child's private student loan can sometimes be released of their legal responsibility for the debt years later. But it's not always easy to do, according to a new report. In fact, 90 percent of consumers who apply for a co-...
  • Discover says it will close mortgage unit, cutting 460 jobs

    Discover Financial Services says it will close its home lending business and will eliminate 460 jobs, or about 3 percent of its workforce. Discover says the business isn't meeting its financial expectations and it wants to focus on its banking services,...
  • Discover getting out of mortgage business

     Discover getting out of mortgage business
    Discover Financial Services said Tuesday that it will close the home mortgage business the company acquired in 2012. Just three years ago, the mortgage business was a key part of Discover's strategy to move beyond credit cards into more broad-based...
  • Discover Financial closes mortgage unit, lays off hundreds in Irvine

    Discover Financial closes mortgage unit, lays off hundreds in Irvine
    Rewards card specialist Discover Financial Services, which got into the mortgage business via an acquisition in 2012, is shutting down its struggling home-lending business and laying off 460 employees, many of them in Irvine. The Riverwoods, Ill.,...
  • Wall Street powerhouse poised to loan money to Main Street

    Wall Street's most iconic investment bank has decided to open its doors to Main Street. Goldman Sachs plans to start lending money directly to consumers and small businesses, according to an internal memo released to The Associated Press. It would be the...
  • Use your phone to pay at Wegmans, and get a discount too

    Use your phone to pay at Wegmans, and get a discount too
    Always forget your discount card at home when you head to the grocery store? Those days may soon be over — as long as you remember to bring your iPhone. Apple announced Monday that it's expanding its Apple Pay digital payment service to include...
  • Grant For New Britain High School's Finance Academy

    Grant For New Britain High School's Finance Academy
    NEW BRITAIN - The Academy of Finance at New Britain High School has received a $24,800 from Discover Financial Services. The money will pay for professional development for staff, technology for students and computer hardware, the school system said....
  • What happens if you close an unused credit card account?

    What happens if you close an unused credit card account?
    A credit-card query from Joann: "I paid off four credit cards last year and I wonder if I should close out the accounts or just leave them open. I don't want it to hurt my credit score." Excellent question -- and one many people face as they try to...
  • Discover: Consumers reluctant to take on debt; job gains illusory

    Discover: Consumers reluctant to take on debt; job gains illusory
    Consumers are in a holding pattern because the economic crisis is "still fresh in their minds," a Discover Financial Services executive says. He also said U.S. employment gains are illusory and skewed toward minimum-wage jobs. At a Barclays investment...
  • Help Squad: Tips on avoiding problems with online vendors

    Help Squad: Tips on avoiding problems with online vendors
    Dear Help Squad, If you're a regular reader of Help Squad, you will recall a recent column featuring Kay, who ordered photo albums and photo pages from an online catalog company that never delivered. The company – which still has a functioning...
  • Adult Continuing Education classes at Goodwin

    EAST HARTFORD - Goodwin College offers Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. These classes are free of charge to seniors 55 and older, and are offered in conjunction with the East Hartford South End Senior Center. All courses are presented in two-part...