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  • 'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper

    'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper
    While reading "The Wealth Cure," a colleague glanced at the cover and said, "When you find out the cure, let me know." Too many of us think we don't have the ability to better identify how to spend our money, but in Hill Harper's latest book he gives...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Credit reporting digs deeper

    Credit reporting digs deeper
    Sometimes it's hard to escape the notion that our lives are being slowly, inevitably reduced to a single database. For instance, if you thought your current credit report told the full story of your financial persona, it's nothing compared to what's on...
  • Fannie, Freddie ease short-sale rules in hardship cases

    WASHINGTON — If you're underwater and facing financial distress, what might Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's new short-sale-reform policies mean for you? Potentially a lot — even if you are current on your mortgage payments and never imagined...
  • Broadcast museum seeks 'positive resolution' to mortgage payments

    Broadcast museum seeks 'positive resolution' to mortgage payments
    With the clock ticking on a mortgage payment, the Museum of Broadcast Communications is “aggressively pursuing all options to resolve our circumstances,” museum founder Bruce DuMont said this week. According to documents filed with the...
  • Conning Taps Into Hot Investments By Partnering With Commercial-Mortgage Underwriter

    As institutional investors look for better returns in a low-interest-rate environment, Conning has partnered with an Illinois-based lender and underwriter to allow its customers to invest in commercial-mortgage loans. The commercial mortgage loans will...
  • Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit

    Wells Fargo agrees to pay $175M settlement in pricing discrimination suit
    About 1,000 Baltimore-area residents are expected to receive thousands of dollars each under a landmark $175 million settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Wells Fargo over accusations of discriminatory lending practices. Under the terms...
  • Wells Fargo settlement: A predatory lender pays up

    Wells Fargo settlement: A predatory lender pays up
    Baltimore's effort to recover millions of dollars in lost revenue stemming from the wave of home foreclosures that followed the collapse of the housing market in 2007 was vindicated Thursday when Wells Fargo Bank, the nation's largest mortgage lender,...
  • From the archives: Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years

     
    Tribune: Rahm Emanuel's profitable stint at mortgage giant and Freddie Mac scandals began during Emanuel's watch by Bob Secter and Andrew Zajac, and The House Rahm Built -- How Chicago's profane, ruthless, savvy operative, remade the Democrats in his...
  • Mortgage industry workforce plunges by more than 50% in five years

     
    Here are some hard numbers for the downturn in mortgage employment I wrote about last week -- and they show a reduction of more than 50% in home-lending jobs since the peak of the housing and commercial real estate bubble.......
  • With no opponent and barely 558 days left, Obama has already become Campaigner-in-Chief

     
    Full text of Obama 's new fundraising stump speech with commentary on his unusual Wednesday....