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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Unpruned spending leaves a budget in the weeds

    Summer may -- and I have to emphasize MAY, since I live in Michigan -- finally be here. Sure, there were frost warnings just a day ago, trying to wipe out the delicate first shoots of the newly planted garden, but that's nothing that can't be fixed with a...
  • Lawsuit against McDonald's certified as class-action

    Lawsuit against McDonald's certified as class-action
    A Luzerne County judge last week certified the McDonald's debit card lawsuit as a class-action legal battle, allowing more than 2,000 people to take the fast-food giant to court for allegedly paying them only by debit card. Natalie Gunshannon of...
  • More auto title lenders are snagging unwary borrowers in cycle of debt

    More auto title lenders are snagging unwary borrowers in cycle of debt
    Cash-strapped consumers are being shown a new place to find money: their driveways. Short-term lenders, seeking a detour around newly toughened restrictions on payday and other small loans, are pushing Americans to borrow more money than they often need...
  • Susan Tompor: Will you end up with student loan debt and no degree?

    When thinking about college debt, the big worry tends to be: Will a paycheck follow the college diploma? And will that job cover everyday bills, as well as monthly student loan payments? But as the high school graduation celebrations wind down and the...
  • US regulators warn: Ads for reverse mortgages can mislead

    We've seen the TV ad pitches from celebrities like "The Fonz" Henry Winkler and actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson, touting the benefits of reverse mortgages for older homeowners. Now U.S. regulators are warning: Don't be fooled. Many ads don't tell...
  • The Mortgage Professor: Reflecting on mandatory counseling

    Economists who extoll the virtues of free markets concede that markets don't work well under conditions of "information asymmetry," when one party to transactions, who knows a lot more than the other party, specifies the contractual terms of the...
  • More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

    Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War...
  • Fly now, pay later costs airman more than he bargained

    He was just 19 years old, new to the military, and at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, for training. That's when he fell into a financial trap. A little short on cash but wanting to fly home to Michigan for Christmas, the airman called...
  • Realities of Real Estate: Big changes are coming to the settlement process

     Realities of Real Estate: Big changes are coming to the settlement process
    In this column, we try to refrain from too much "inside baseball." In other words, our goal is to bring the public easy-to-understand information that will help them with the process of buying and selling property. We try not to get lost in the weeds...
  • Chase bank cuts checks to McDonald's workers involved in class-action lawsuit over debit card fees

    Chase bank cuts checks to McDonald's workers involved in class-action lawsuit over debit card fees
    Mega banking chain J.P. Morgan Chase has suddenly started cutting checks to plaintiffs in a local class-action lawsuit against McDonald's that claims the workers were burdened by being paid exclusively by fee-laden debit cards. "We have decided to...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...