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  • Elyssa Kirkham: 10 essential money habits

    Your financial health, just like your physical health, is built on dozens of small, daily decisions that eventually form habits. And while eating better and exercising more are well-known habits that will get you fit, sometimes the money habits that lead to financial health are much less obvious though both topics can inspire plenty of debate.
  • Co-signers often caught in private student loans

    The vast majority of consumers 90 percent are being rejected for co-signer release on their private student loans, according to a recent report by the Washington-based Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which found "that the broken co-signer release...

    How to get a co-signer released from private student loan

    How to get a co-signer released from private student loan
    Parents who co-sign for a child's private student loan can sometimes be released of their legal responsibility for the debt years later. But it's not always easy to do, according to a new report. In fact, 90 percent of consumers who apply for a co-...

    Here's how Fed rate hike would pinch borrowers

    Here's how Fed rate hike would pinch borrowers
    The last six years of extraordinarily low interest rates have been all about rewarding borrowers at the expense of savers. But that is probably coming to an end. If the Federal Reserve begins raising short-term rates by year's end, as anticipated if the...

    Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen

    Report: Banks are meeting mortgage service rules; jury still out on Ocwen
    Four giant banks that signed a $26-billion settlement of investigations into abuses of troubled mortgage borrowers appear to be complying with 304 best-practice standards imposed as part of the agreement, according to reports filed in federal court in...