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  • Expired debt coming back to haunt some through deceptive means

    I have been a certified court mediator in Florida for more than 10 years. In recent years, I have seen more and more cases of creditors and debt collectors suing people who have not made the minimum payments on their credit cards. If you have outstanding...
  • Reverse mortgages -- another look

    Several weeks ago, I wrote a column discussing reverse mortgages. As is the case when the topic is a complicated financial product -- and, in this case, a somewhat controversial one -- not everybody is happy with what I wrote. I heard from Peter Bell,...
  • Free video gives 5 steps to get money for college

    Free video gives 5 steps to get money for college
    Wells Fargo and its private student lending division have produced the free  “Five Steps to Financial Aid” video series to educate students and their families on ways to pay for college.  It has already gotten more than 1.1 million views...
  • Helping those who serve avoid financial hardship

    It is no secret that those serving in our armed forces and their families often face significant financial hardship. Military families are almost twice as likely as other Americans to have credit card balances of more than $10,000, according to USA Today,...
  • Force-placed insurance, an unnecessary burden for strapped mortgage borrowers

    As if homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments don't have enough woe, it now appears that some are being gouged by insurance policies their loan servicers are taking out on their homes -- and obligating them to pay for. These...
  • The most common financial complaints -- and how to avoid them

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the newest federal regulatory agency. Its mission is to rein in abuses by the financial industry. Over the summer, it announced a refund of $140 million to 2 million Capital One customers who, it determined, had...
  • What college students -- and parents -- need to know about banking

    Now that the fall semester's well under way, college students should take a moment to reconsider their banking options. According to a May 2012 report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund, more than 900 colleges have made deals with banks to market prepaid...
  • Beware errors in your credit report -- and take steps to correct them

    As of the 2000 census, the most recent numbers available, 2.3 million Americans had the last name Smith, while 1.8 million were Johnsons, 1 million Davises, 850,000 Garcias and 600,000 Lees. Why is this important? Because having a common name is one of...
  • Pension loans potentially ruinous, often illegal

    Shut out by conventional lenders, people with low incomes or bad credit have long been targeted by high-cost operators offering payday loans, car title loans and the like. In the past few years, a new and insidious player has come into this field offering...
  • Sunlight on remittances

    When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank law in 2010, it included a little-noticed provision requiring financial companies and banks to provide greater disclosure to customers sending money overseas. Last week, the new rules took effect, guaranteeing consumers...
  • Student loans divide the have from the have-nots

    Here's a trick question: What do we owe more money on -- credit cards, auto loans or student debt? Ping! Time's up. If you answered student debt, congratulations. You're up to date on what some economists are calling the next big financial crisis. Or...