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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Keeping score on credit

    The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. In 1956, engineer Bill Fair and mathematician Earl Isaac formed the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) on the premise that data could be mined and used to inform business decisions. Two years...
  • Retirement: Tips to aging in place

    Planning to stay put in retirement? Get your home ready now. 1. It pays to retrofit. Basic design and structural modifications to a one-story home cost an average of $9,000 to $12,000, according to The MetLife Report on Aging in Place 2.0. Contrast...
  • Retirement: Be wary of 'senior' experts

    Which financial adviser would you pick to give you advice on retirement: a planner with extensive training as a generalist or someone who claims special expertise in retirement issues? If you said the latter, you could be setting yourself up for a scam...
  • 26 million consumers lack credit history, bureau finds

    26 million consumers lack credit history, bureau finds
    About 1 in 10 Americans have no credit history, according to a new report. The report, released this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, found that 26 million Americans are "credit invisible," meaning they have no credit history with a...
  • A little relief for student loan borrowers

    There's good news, and maybe better news, for student loan borrowers. But it won't solve the problem of more than 40 million Americans who together have $1.2 trillion dollars of student loan debt outstanding. That huge and growing burden of student...
  • 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...
  • Sprint and Verizon Wireless to pay $158 million in mobile 'cramming' settlement

    Sprint and Verizon Wireless to pay $158 million in mobile 'cramming' settlement
    Sprint and Verizon Wireless will pay $158 million in penalties and refunds to consumers nationwide, including many in Maryland, under a national settlement over allegations of mobile cramming. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined Vermont...
  • Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case

    Verizon and Sprint to pay $158 million to settle mobile cramming case
    Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. have agreed to pay a combined $158 million, including at least $120 million in consumer refunds, to settle federal and state investigations into allegations mobile customers were improperly billed for premium...
  • U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students

    U.S. asked to forgive debt of Corinthian Colleges students
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is calling on the federal government to forgive student loan debt for thousands of students who enrolled at schools run by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. Harris and eight other attorneys general,...
  • Durbin seeks debt relief for former Everest College students

    Durbin seeks debt relief for former Everest College students
    Students who attended Corinthian colleges, including Everest College in Merrionette Park, should get "meaningful federal debt relief" in the wake of Corinthian's collapse "under the weight of its own wrongdoing," U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday in a...
  • 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...