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  • How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden

    How seniors can lessen the mortgage burden
    Depending on circumstances, those retiring with a mortgage can take a variety of steps to lessen the financial burden. Jonathan Dash, owner of wealth management firm Dash Investments in Beverly Hills, often recommends taking money out of savings...
  • Mortgage fraud is alive and well

    If you thought the bad guys had left the mortgage business for greener pastures, think again. The thieves are still out there, ready to separate you from your money. But at the same time, many of us are still not above stretching the truth a little when...
  • Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage

    Many seniors trying to retire with a mortgage
    When Tom Greco bought his four-bedroom home three decades ago, he assumed he'd pay off the mortgage before retirement — just as his parents did. Things didn't work out that way. Instead, his $4,500 monthly mortgage payments — a consequence...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • Credit card interest rate offers can cost you

    Credit card interest rate offers can cost you
    Does this sound familiar? You just couldn't pass up the sale you stumbled on. You were sure your spouse wouldn't mind because your credit card was offering a zero percent promotional interest rate on purchases. So you'd still have a balance when that...
  • Complaints about private student loans soar, agency says

    Complaints about private student loans soar, agency says
    Complaints about student loans are up almost 40 percent nationwide over the past year, a federal agency said this week. But gripes about local servicer Discover Financial Services are down slightly despite education lending being a bigger part of the...
  • Obama's credit card was recently declined at dinner with first lady

    Obama's credit card was recently declined at dinner with first lady
    The commander-in-chief says he was at a New York restaurant recently eating out with First Lady Michelle Obama during the United Nations General Assembly. But when it came time to pay the bill, some poor waitress had to tell the president the bad news:...
  • Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

    Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards
    U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud. The order, which Obama signed...
  • Irregular Income? You Could Get Caught Up In Refi Quicksand

    Ed Fine's recent rejection for a refinancing of his home loan wasn't exactly like former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's. But there are enough similarities to raise questions about current tight mortgage market standards and how lenders scrutinize...
  • Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]

    Tea party voters could dump McConnell by staying home [Commentary]
    The dilemma facing the true grassroots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip...
  • U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided

    U.S. Bank to pay penalties, refunds for services sold but not provided
    Federal regulators have ordered U.S. Bancorp to pay $57 million in restitution and penalties for charging customers for identity-protection and credit-monitoring services they never received. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that...