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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Credit bureaus to offer relief to consumers with medical debt

    Credit bureaus to offer relief to consumers with medical debt
    Americans struggling with bad credit because of medical debt will get some relief from credit reporting agencies, a move in stride with leniency planned by top providers of credit scores. And consumers who find and report mistakes on their credit reports...
  • Credit-reporting companies agree to major changes to reduce errors

    Credit-reporting companies agree to major changes to reduce errors
    The nation's three largest credit-reporting companies have agreed to make it easier for consumers to correct mistakes, as well as to wait longer to list unpaid medical bills to allow more time for insurance payments, according to a government settlement...
  • How to choose a financial adviser who's right for you

    How to choose a financial adviser who's right for you
    Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. That said,...
  • Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation

    Weigh pros and cons of reverse mortgages for your situation
    Reverse mortgages are in the headlines again — and again, sometimes for the wrong reasons. The attention being paid to the loan product, which lets seniors 62 and older borrow against the equity in their homes, points to its anticipated...