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  • Strategic default may help seriously underwater homeowner

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My husband and I purchased a condo in Atlanta in 2006 with an 80/20 loan, the 20 percent being a home equity loan. The 80 percent primary loan is a Fannie Mae loan with a five-year initial period that is fixed-rate...
  • Co-signing has risks for young borrower, too

    It doesn't always pay for young borrowers to add parents, grandparents or other relatives as co-signers to get a lower interest rate on a student loan from a bank. In some cases, when the co-signer dies or falls into bankruptcy, the action may trigger an...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...
  • College considerations should include future debt

    College considerations should include future debt
    After going through the grueling process of applying for college, writing essays, keeping high school grades up and trying to boost ACT and SAT scores, high school seniors and their parents have a few more tortured days ahead. May 1 typically is when...
  • Problem Solver: Refunds, resolutions come slowly

    Problem Solver: Refunds, resolutions come slowly
    It hasn't been easy, but Jennifer Martens' struggles with Ocwen Loan Servicing appear to be nearing an end. Martens, featured in the April 8 column, had her mortgage switched from IndyMac to Ocwen in November — and promptly saw her account devolve...
  • Village revenues on the rise in Plainfield

    Village revenues on the rise in Plainfield
    A proposed draft of the 2014-15 Plainfield budget shows that revenues in the suburb are increasing. At a committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday, Traci Pleckham, director of management services, told trustees that revenues are projected to be near $47.2...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 27 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Highland Park. Business owners This is concerning raising the minimum wage. An employer looks at a new law and considers what he has to do to comply with it. A raise for his workers of about...
  • Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

    Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers
    Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late. At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she...
  • 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...
  • Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies

    Consumer agency warns of student loan defaults if co-signer dies
    A new report released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is warning borrowers of a catch that is pushing private student loans into default even if the loan is in good standing.   The federal consumer agency said that borrowers complain...
  • Regulator accuses ITT for-profit college chain of predatory lending

    [Updated 1:45 p.m. PST Feb. 26: This post has been updated to include a response from ITT Educational Services and to reflect the closing stock price.] In its first action against a company in the for-profit college industry, the federal Consumer...