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  • More on whether employers should pay workers on payroll cards

     
    I'd been following from afar the debate over employers paying workers their wages on "payroll" cards instead of giving them checks or depositing the money in their bank accounts. The issue blew up earlier this year when a lawsuit was......
  • Can't get no satisfaction with your bank? Try this

     
    A report today says one of every four people who complained about their bank to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau got "monetary relief," providing hope that big banks do have to answer to someone after all. The report, from the......
  • Chase is having a bad day

     
    Within hours Thursday, various federal banking regulators announced that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Chase Bank USA N.A. had been fined about $1 billion and had repaid customers more than $300 million for incidents involving poor derivatives trading...
  • About one-third of complaints about credit bureaus result in relief

     
    If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......
  • Know your rights if you're hounded by debt collectors

     
    The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
  • Consumer watchdog targets debt collectors

    Consumer watchdog targets debt collectors
    WASHINGTON — The federal government's consumer financial watchdog plans to crack down on the nation's 4,500 debt collectors with new regulations to ensure that collectors are going after the right people for the right amounts and aren't badgering...
  • Financial Thanksgiving

    It's that time of year and in addition to giving thanks for the big stuff -- health, loving mate, wonderful family, great country -- it's appropriate to express thanks for some of the positive developments in the financial world. 1. The economy is...
  • Financial elder abuse increases in a down economy

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day recently occurred on June 15, and to mark the occasion, the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ramping up efforts to prevent scams targeted at the elderly. "The amount of money stolen from...
  • The F(iduciary)-word

    One of the many provisions of the July 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was the creation of the first new federal regulatory agency in a decade, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which consolidates most federal...
  • The winners and losers of 2012

    Between the presidential election, Washington gridlock over the fiscal cliff and plenty of market gyrations in between, 2012 was a long year. Here are the year's financial winners and losers, as I see them: Winners Diversified investors: Once again, the...
  • CFPB takes on financial designation titles

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has honed in on an important question: What do the various "senior designation" titles that financial advisers use to market their services really mean? As an answer, the CFPB recently delivered a report...