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  • Information you can bank on

    In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep up with all the trends and issues that affect your wallet as a consumer. For example, did you know there's potential for a new tax on your Internet service and that the formula for calculating credit scores is changing?
  • A timely warning from the feds: Bitcoins are the 'Wild West'

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that whipping boy of big-business conservatives everywhere, demonstrated its value to the average consumer this week by explaining the pitfalls of bitcoins and other such "virtual currencies." The key takeaway,...

    Tormented by debt collectors? Fight back

    Despite the upturn in the economy, more than one-third of Americans last year defaulted on debts and bills that later went into collections, which means many of those people were probably hassled by a debt collector. It's not exactly busting the kneecaps...

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings
    Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market. In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...

    Lender demands more data for loan in good standing

    Q: I have a vacation home loan that is a couple of years old. I always pay promptly, and I pay more than the monthly requirement, because I hope to pay it off early. I have gotten a request from the lender for tax returns for the last three years and a...