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  • St. Charles aldermen support tax abatement

    St. Charles aldermen on Monday unanimously supported a resolution to abate a portion of the city's annual property tax levy. At a committee meeting, Finance Director Chris Minick said the abatement of the city's debt service levy would amount to about...
  • How Canada is not like the United States: Home mortgage edition

    How Canada is not like the United States: Home mortgage edition
    Those of us who write about the housing market and the virtues of the 30-year fixed home loan -- as we did Wednesday -- can calibrate our watches by how long it takes a reader to respond as follows: "Hey, Canada doesn't have 30-year fixed mortgages, and...
  • U.S. sues ITT over student loans

    U.S. sues ITT over student loans
    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...
  • Use Projected State Surplus To Pay The Debt

    It looks as if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's fiscal luck is finally turning after starting his term several billion dollars in the hole with somebody else's deficit. A record tax hike pushed by Mr. Malloy three years ago, a booming stock market that has...
  • 529s can trip up parents at tax time

    When it comes to building a college nest egg, the investment plans known as 529s are at the top of many parents' lists. The accounts are easy to open, the investment options are plentiful and the tax benefits are meaningful. But in the marketing fine...
  • District 304 to abate nearly $6 million in annual tax levy

    District 304 to abate nearly $6 million in annual tax levy
    The Geneva School District 304 School Board voted unanimously Monday night to abate $5.9 million to taxpayers in an effort to keep bills more consistent. It's a move the district has used in recent years – it levies a set amount one year, then...
  • Local banks jockey for new customers

    Local banks jockey for new customers
    Central Florida's financial institutions are jockeying for position in what could be the banking industry's most competitive year yet since the end of the Great Recession. With many businesses investing in expansion, consumer confidence strengthening...
  • Calculating how much to put into a 401(k)

    Dear Liz: Lately I have been reading a lot about how people aren't saving enough for retirement. Every article I read talks about the need to put enough into employers' 401(k) programs to get the maximum possible company match. What do you do when your...
  • Beware debt relief scams

    After my recent column on financial priorities for the New Year appeared, I heard from a reader with $55,000 in credit card debt. She said that her options were limited for paying off the debt and asked about using debt relief services. "Will that destroy...
  • Bankruptcies Should Cover Student Loans, Too

    Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness. Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
  • 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...