| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to his consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what to do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures...
| Oct 31, 2014
The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay.
The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 8:28 PM
By most measures, the housing market should be roaring.
Prices are leveling off. Borrowing is cheap. Even the job market is recovering. And yet home sales are on pace to fall this year for the first time since 2010.
The torturous experience of home...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:23 PM
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:...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...