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U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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  • Follow these simple steps to check your credit score

    Follow these simple steps to check your credit score
    Your credit history has a lot of influence on your financial life, from whether you can rent an apartment to the interest rates you pay on loans. So keeping tabs on your credit record is important to do. Thankfully, it's relatively easy to get your...
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    Costa Makers studio to close After less than a year in business, a creative workspace studio in Westside Costa Mesa is closing. Costa Makers, at 1638 Babcock St., will close late this month or in early June, the owners announced in an email Monday. They...
  • 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...
  • O.C. firm Corinthian Colleges files for bankruptcy protection

     O.C. firm Corinthian Colleges files for bankruptcy protection
    Over two decades, Corinthian Colleges Inc. grew from a small collection of trade schools into a publicly traded powerhouse with more than 100 campuses and 110,000 students in 2010. On Monday, the Santa Ana company filed for bankruptcy, a week after...
  • Prepaid cards can be handy but come with fees

    Prepaid cards can be handy but come with fees
    Rich Barber got his tax refund on a prepaid card and now wishes he hadn't because it took him a while to figure out how to get his money without paying fees. Keep his situation in mind if you choose to use a prepaid card in lieu of a bank account for...
  • More penalties arise from alleged mortgage kickback scheme

    Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that the leaders of a defunct Owings Mills title company and three loan officers had agreed to pay fines worth at least $660,000 collectively to settle allegations...
  • 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...
  • Students left hanging after Corinthian closes remaining campuses

    Students left hanging after Corinthian closes remaining campuses
    Two days of class and an internship were all that stood between Leticia Ruiz and a medical assisting degree — a credential she now knows she'll never get. Her school, Everest College-Alhambra, abruptly shut down Sunday along with two dozen other...
  • Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments

    Green Tree homeowners may qualify for payments
    Homeowners whose mortgage payments were processed by Green Tree Servicing and in foreclosure before 2014 may be eligible for a portion of $48 million in refunds the company agreed to pay for allegedly mistreating them as they tried to save their homes....
  • Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents

    Home seller under no obligation to give buyer documents
    Q: I just settled on closing my house sale, and the cash buyer now wants the property survey I paid for about 20 years ago. Is this a reasonable request? Also, the buyer wanted the blueprints of the remodeling I did 25 years ago, ostensibly so she can...
  • 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...