| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:53 PM
After losing her job as a teacher, Guernica Williams tried for months to get her bank to modify the mortgages on her Windsor Mills home. When her unemployment insurance ended in 2012 and she defaulted, she kept trying, leaving voice mails for a changing...
| Dec 25, 2013
Re "Wells Fargo sales quotas come at cost," Dec. 22
From 1996 to 2002, I worked at a Wells Fargo branch in Brentwood. My experience was just as The Times reported for other workers.
I was criticized numerous times for not selling according to the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The end of the year is a time to review the year that just was. If, like me, you write about the financial services industry, this means you tend to find yourself drinking heavily and/or upping your blood-pressure medication as you total the year's supply...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:06 PM
More than seven years after former boy-band promoter Lou Pearlman's empire collapsed, victims of one of the biggest financial scams in Florida history will soon be getting some of their money back — but it's literally just pennies on the dollar....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm 28-years-old. My wife and I have owned our home for 2.5 years now. When we purchased it, I did not put down 20 percent, so I'm paying roughly $165 per month for mortgage insurance (PMI). If it helps, we do not plan on living in this house forever,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 AM
pay off the entire balance monthly, look for a zero-annual fee card that allows the most interest-free or grace days. Some cards
listed below feature special introductory or "teaser" rates for a specified time before regular rates apply. Additional...
| Feb 7, 2014
Havre de Grace City Councilman Joseph Smith announced he filed this week for the Democratic nomination for the Harford County Council's District F seat representing the Havre de Grace and Riverside areas.
A human resource consultant and small business...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Plans for redevelopment in downtown Towson have prompted area merchants to consider face-lifts of their own, spurring renewed interest in a Baltimore County program for commercial revitalization.
To keep up with projects that will bring new stores,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Maryland has long been considered among the bluest of blue states, firmly in the Democratic camp. Its recent progressive record on social justice has only further burnished that reputation: passing the Dream Act to allow in-state college tuition —...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Families boosted their borrowing late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, a sign that Americans are gradually reopening their wallets as they feel more secure in their jobs.
Household debt jumped $241 billion to $11.5...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday.
The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the...