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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Bankruptcy is not the answer to student loan debt

    Having a bankruptcy flagged in your credit file can make obtaining a credit card, taking out a car loan or applying for a home mortgage a non-starter for years. It can also impact your ability to land a job. Yet, in a move that's certain to be closely...
  • Cohan rule may provide tax relief without receipts

    Cohan rule may provide tax relief without receipts
    Q: Thirty years ago, we bought a house that we lived in until 2-1/2 years ago, when we bought another house and moved. Our neighbor's son and wife wanted the house but didn't have the money for a down payment, so we rented it to them for 18 months until...
  • Front & Center: Closing credit's revolving door

    Front & Center: Closing credit's revolving door
    It sounds so easy. Crisis arises, but your wallet's full of cobwebs. Solution? Visit a payday lender. Yet, the commercials conveniently ignore the steep interest rates that can soar as high as 650 percent annually for lump-sum loans. Now the Consumer...
  • Can You Be Perky On The Phone All Day? Insuritas Has A Job For You

    Can You Be Perky On The Phone All Day? Insuritas Has A Job For You
    EAST WINDSOR — Insuritas founder Jeff Chesky puts a hand to his head in mock agony when he recalls how some people tell him: "You're an overnight sensation." Insuritas is an insurance agency that partners with small banks and credit unions to sell...
  • Jeep Wrangler is least expensive car to insure, website says

    Jeep Wrangler is least expensive car to insure, website says
    The 2015 vehicle models cheapest to insure include two minivans and seven SUVs, with the Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD being the least expensive to cover. The Jeep Wrangler Sport has a national average cost to insure of $1,134 a year, according to Insure.com,...
  • Pension advances can be costly to retirees

    Pension advances can be costly to retirees
    If you're pinching your pennies and can't make ends meet on your pension, you may be tempted to take a pension advance. Tread carefully because that could cost you more than you think, an agency is warning. A pension advance is a cash advance in...
  • Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough

    Credit-reporting firms' accuracy push? Finally — but it's still not enough
    The heavyweight companies that keep credit files on about 200 million U.S. consumers are patting themselves on the back for unveiling steps to improve the accuracy of their records. This would be laudable if it weren't so laughable. The reality is...
  • Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system

    Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system
    If you felt it was a lost cause trying to remove incorrect information from your credit report, you're not alone. Something finally is being done about it. Under a settlement announced last week, the three major credit bureaus will change how they...
  • Online lenders seek customers in need; advocates warn of risks

    WASHINGTON The black-and-white commercial follows a sweaty Sylvester Stallone on his iconic training run through Philadelphia as Rocky, America's favorite underdog. "Every day is a fight to beat the odds, to get ahead of what life throws at you," intones...
  • Obama plans to make it easier to pay your student loans

    Obama plans to make it easier to pay your student loans
    President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to overhaul the way Americans repay their student loans. The move is the latest in a series of steps the administration has taken to promote college access and...
  • Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

    Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers
    President Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system. Obama unveiled his "student aid bill of rights" before a gymnasium packed with...