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  • Owners again borrowing against homes as housing market recovers

    Owners again borrowing against homes as housing market recovers
    Retired aerospace engineer Owen Klasen was rejected last year when he sought a second mortgage to paint and re-roof his house. Home prices hadn't risen enough, the loan officer told him. But last month, the same loan officer offered him more than...
  • With a baby on the way, L.A. couple in their 30s fret about finances

    With a baby on the way, L.A. couple in their 30s fret about finances
    Dashiell and Marya Talbot thought that their most pressing financial problem was the five-figure student loan debt that seemed to make home buying an impossibility. Then they learned that Marya was pregnant. The Los Angeles couple, both in their 30s,...
  • Widower may be out of inheritance

    Dear Liz: My wife of 34 years died five years ago. Her father is 94. He has accumulated a large amount of wealth over the last 40 years. I always made a point of staying out of financial discussions between my father-in-law and his daughters. He told us...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dip again; 30-year average at 4.23%

    Weaker signals from the housing markets sent mortgage rates lower for the fifth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.23%, down from 4.32% a week ago. The rate...
  • Malloy Touts Connecticut's Bounce-Back

    Malloy Touts Connecticut's Bounce-Back
    "Connecticut is moving forward," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy repeated several times Thursday in his snow-delayed fourth State of the State speech to a joint session of the General Assembly. It was a cautiously optimistic and for the most part accurate...
  • Gansler supports commuter discount on ICC

    Gansler supports commuter discount on ICC
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs. Gansler's campaign issued a statement and...
  • The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

    The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered
    Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
  • Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates

    Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates
    The letter that recently arrived at homes throughout California and other states features a picture of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II" training for another shot at greatness. "As you're making your financial comeback," it says, "we want you to know...
  • Loophole in credit law opens door to 360 percent interest rate

    Loophole in credit law opens door to 360 percent interest rate
    When Pauline Honey, then 95, moved back to Virginia so her grandson could help care for her, the bill was more than her family expected. So to tide her over, she took out what she thought was a payday loan. Honey and her grandson, Randy Morse, thought a...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest
    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California

    Bills on crack cocaine, medicinal pot advance in California
    State lawmakers Wednesday gave initial approval to proposals that would reduce penalties for selling crack cocaine, require medical marijuana dispensaries to get state licenses and allow people in the country illegally to get student loans for college....