| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:29 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:12 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:29 PM
A schedule of seminar and networking events Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Manage your credit score, 5:30-7 p.m., BrightStar Credit Union, 2400 Davie Road Davie. Free Credit Matters workshop. 954-486-2728 ext. 5017.
Business Casual: In the...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: A debt collector says I owe a small debt from a store credit card I opened about six months ago. The wrong address was on file, so I hadn't received any documentation at all. After opening the account I had called the store customer service line...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:08 PM
Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Santa Ana for-profit college operator, is likely to be delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange by next week, according to company disclosures.
Corinthian, which has been on a downward spiral since the federal...