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  • When debt collectors cross the line

    Never underestimate the tenacity of debt collectors to get their man -- even if it's the wrong one. I know firsthand what that experience feels like. Several times in this column I've written about my case of mistaken identity. Years ago, my home...
  • Is New York's Chuck Schumer the new top-dog Democrat?

    Is New York's Chuck Schumer the new top-dog Democrat?
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced fellow New Yorker Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee, to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January as a public servant who “has earned a reputation for keeping her head down and avoiding the...
  • New crackdowns promised on payday lending

    New crackdowns promised on payday lending
    Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts....
  • A chance to rein in payday loan abuse

    A chance to rein in payday loan abuse
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finally turned its regulatory gaze to short-term lenders — think payday loan and automobile title loan companies — that build businesses around loans that can't be repaid. The bureau floated a...
  • A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

    A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans
    Remember those 15 people who refused to repay their federal student loans? Their "debt strike" has picked up 85 more disgruntled borrowers willing to jeopardize their financial future to pressure the government into forgiving their student loans. And...
  • Bureau invites consumers to post details of bad mortgage experiences

    Bureau invites consumers to post details of bad mortgage experiences
    Move over, Yelp. The federal government's top consumer agency has just begun allowing mortgage borrowers to vent publicly — in full narrative detail — about the bad experiences they've had with financial institutions. Say your mortgage...
  • Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings

    Stay on top of latest personal finance issues, offerings
    Consumers are busy with their daily lives, making it difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect their wallets — household savings, fine print in contracts they sign with companies and insurance shopping, for example. Here...
  • Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers

    Payday lenders warn that proposed new rules could hurt consumers
    Payday lenders complained loudly that tough new federal regulations proposed for their industry would force many operators to shut down and leave cash-strapped consumers with fewer options for getting short-term loans. "It's apparent to me that...
  • Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders

    Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders
    Federal regulators are launching a major crackdown on payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders by proposing tough new regulations to halt the cycle of debt that cripples some consumers. The planned rules from the Consumer Financial...
  • Credit card issuers shouldn't bully customers into arbitration clauses

    Credit card issuers shouldn't bully customers into arbitration clauses
    Credit card companies say you can't sue them and you can't join other customers in suing them, and if you don't like it, tough. Federal regulators finally have reached the obvious conclusion: That's not fair. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
  • Front & Center: Closing credit's revolving door

    Front & Center: Closing credit's revolving door
    It sounds so easy. Crisis arises, but your wallet's full of cobwebs. Solution? Visit a payday lender. Yet, the commercials conveniently ignore the steep interest rates that can soar as high as 650 percent annually for lump-sum loans. Now the Consumer...