| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Federal Housing Administration wants to make it easier for people who have defaulted on their mortgages to get a new home loan with FHA backing.
But there's a catch. To qualify for the break, borrowers must show that their foreclosure or...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
With mortgage rates rising to levels not seen for two years, it's hard work finding a great deal on a home loan — unless you're rich enough to need a jumbo mortgage.
These loans on steroids certainly aren't for everyone: Jumbos are defined as...
| Sep 7, 2013
On his first day of work at a downtown Chicago bank, Kevin McLaughlin was introduced to a co-worker named Julie Tyrrell. Kevin was sure he'd seen Julie's freckled, fine-boned face somewhere before, but he couldn't think where.
"God! I know her," Kevin...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Citing a large drop-off in private student loan originations, a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the bank would stop issuing student loans Oct. 12.
"Over the last five years, students have increasingly relied on government-backed...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Andrew Carmichael Post is used to fast-tracking his way through life.
At 13, when most boys are fretting about the perils of girls and middle school, Post was attending Cal State Los Angeles, working on degrees in computer science and applied...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Michael Barr served as the U.S. Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial institutions in 2009 and 2010. He oversaw the Obama administration's dealings with Congress in creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And he's still...
| Sep 15, 2013
California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I have about $16,000 in student loans at 6.8% interest. At the current monthly payment it would take me about 7.5 years to pay them off. I contribute 10% of my income to my company's Roth 401(k) plan (my employer matches the first 6%...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:42 AM
Donnell Spivey was a 32-year-old Amtrak employee when he decided to start investing in real estate, but what began as a sideline quickly became a career. He entered the business with Baltimore-based Otis Warren Real Estate Co., and later worked for...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Galaxy officials said Tuesday the team has acquired Brazilian forward Samuel Rosa Goncalves, known simply as Samuel, on loan from the Fluminense FC team of Brazil's Serie A.
Samuel, 22, had 15 goals in 72 appearances over the last two seasons with...