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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Private student loan can outlive student

    When a young person who has student loans dies unexpectedly, the sad situation may be compounded by student debt falling on the shoulders of the parents. While federal student loans have a provision that discharges the debt if a borrower dies, private...
  • Sorting good from bad among for-profit colleges

    The following editorial appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Thursday, Oct. 9: If you hope for a more equitable society, one with broader opportunities, then there's hardly a more important topic than job training. So it's especially distressing...
  • Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn

    Did Occupy L.A. leave a legacy? Just look beyond the City Hall lawn
    Remember this moment? Eric Garcetti (when he was L.A. City Council president) walked out to the lawn in front of City Hall and proclaimed to a sea of tent dwellers: “Stay as long as you need, we’re here to support you.” It was three...
  • Despite failed refi, Bernanke has plenty of mortgage options

    An unidentified lender rejected Ben S. Bernanke's request to refinance the loan on his Washington, D.C., house, but the former chairman of the Federal Reserve could easily have found a deal elsewhere had he looked around, mortgage experts said. Bernanke...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Instead of scraping them, use Fannie and Freddie to make a better primary market

    The phase-out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have now been in conservatorship for six years, is on indefinite hold. Terminating them without an effective replacement would devastate the market, and no effective replacement is in sight. The one...
  • Obama administration seeks more protection for military borrowers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday proposed changes to current lending rules toward military personnel and their families, to expand protections from predatory practices on a wider variety of loans and financial products such as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reduce college costs while in high school

    Reduce college costs while in high school
    College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education. Outstanding student loan debt...