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  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms

    Illinois AG sues student loan debt settlement firms
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed two lawsuits Monday against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers trying to pay off their student loans. The two lawsuits filed Monday make Illinois the...
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • With her call to action, Warren cuts sharp contrast to Clinton

    As the 2016 presidential race approaches, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be entering a different phase of her career — one in which she’s beating back lots of unwanted attention. On Friday morning in Detroit, a crowd of liberal...
  • Alleged student loan scammers target of new Illinois lawsuits

    Alleged student loan scammers target of new Illinois lawsuits
    Two companies offering borrowers help with student debt are running scams, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, making victims pay up front for sketchy solutions to problems that government programs could help solve for free. Madigan...
  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates level off, 30-year loans average 4.12%

    The cost of getting a mortgage has leveled off, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.12%. That rate is little changed from the average of 4.15% over the last 10 weeks. The...
  • Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them

    Poll finds 64% of voters believe stock market is rigged against them
    Nearly two-thirds of voters think the stock market is rigged against them and a majority believe Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results from a pro-regulation group. The survey by Better Markets, a nonprofit...
  • Plan to expand complaints database would benefit consumers

    Savvy consumers who want to check out a product or business to see if it's worth their hard-earned dollars have plenty of places to go online to search for information. But while there's plenty of data out there, it's often too vague to draw conclusions....
  • Polyana da Costa: Five housing trends for summer

    It may still be hard to find the home of your dreams with the limited inventory for sale. But at least when it comes to getting a mortgage, you might have more options as lenders loosen some of their standards. Here are some of the housing trends you...
  • Overdraft fees risky for consumers, bonanza for U.S. banks: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumers who opt in for bank overdraft protection end up paying more than double for small purchases, a U.S. consumer watchdog warned on Thursday, giving banks a fee bonanza when checking accounts are short of funds. A study by...