| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:18 PM
An affiliate of Occupy Wall Street claims to have eliminated $3,856,866.11 worth of student loans in a program dedicated to buying debt.
The Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy offshoot Strike Debt, used about $107,000 of donated money to buy the loans...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:17 PM
I returned from vacation this week to find one of those lovely letters at home alerting me that my personal information may have been stolen in the data breach that hit physicians affiliated with Community Health Systems.
The next day I heard about...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Whether Apple Pay is the mobile payment service everyone's been waiting for, or something no one wants, won't be known until it's formally rolled out and given time to either thrive or wither away.
But Adam Levitin, a financial regulation expert at...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:05 AM
From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people.
The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of...
| Sep 6, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade — they've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off.
This practice, endorsed by a federal...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off.
This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:26 PM
TORRINGTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not — I repeat, not — running for president.
The Democrat from Massachusetts has said over and over that she will not be a candidate in 2016. She even recently had her attorney send a letter...
| Jul 10, 2014
The Watchdog has reminded you countless times about the need to read the fine print on all of your paperwork so you know what you're getting into, and how you can get out when you need to. Too many people......
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Only about a third of eligible Florida homeowners has filed claims in a $2.1 billion mortgage settlement case, with the deadline approaching Sept. 15, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation said Wednesday.
A total of 31,036 Floridians qualified...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Repaying student loans can be a drag — and not just on your own finances.
This month, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the effect of student debt on U.S. economic growth. The hearing follows a growing body of research that suggests...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November.
But at a recent fundraiser in...