| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:59 PM
For students heading to college this fall, signing up for the debit card that's promoted on campus may seem like the obvious choice, but consumer advocates say it's best to shop around.
In a recent post on its website, the Consumer Financial Protection...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Tyesha Hansborough and her husband, Christley Paton, had paid the property insurance on their Inglewood home along with their mortgage, putting the money in escrow like most homeowners.
Trouble is, the couple said, their mortgage servicer —...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:28 PM
To the editor: Consumers who want to guard their privacy continue to pay for not having their information published in the phone book's residential listings — which no longer exist. Not only is that absurd, it is the height of corporate greed and...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In her bid for a West Virginia Senate seat, Democrat Natalie Tennant is steering clear of President Obama, worried that his tough environmental policies and unpopularity in coal country might hurt her chances in November.
But at a recent fundraiser in...
| Aug 12, 2014
Write this down and tape it to your grandparents' telephone:
The Internal Revenue Service does not contact people by phone to demand payment for unpaid taxes or threaten them with arrest or deportation if they do not send money immediately.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:33 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, that whipping boy of big-business conservatives everywhere, demonstrated its value to the average consumer this week by explaining the pitfalls of bitcoins and other such "virtual currencies."
The key takeaway,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week," airing through Saturday, teaches viewers all about great whites and hammerheads—but that's not the kind of shark that activists plan to protest in Springfield on Wednesday.
"[Payday lenders] feel they...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you had a complaint about your credit card last year, about billing or fraud, for instance, you were more likely to live in Maryland than North Dakota.
Mid-Atlantic residents had the most credit card complaints per capita, with Maryland ranked...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:15 PM
After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors.
The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for home buyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...
| Aug 16, 2014
A new federal court suit alleging kickback violations by one of the country's top-producing real estate sales teams raises an unsettling question for homebuyers: Could your agent or broker be pocketing under the table large chunks of what you pay for...