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  • Fixing a reverse-mortgage trap

    Soon after Judy Stephens of Lafayette, La., lost her husband this past January, she got hit with more bad news, this time from the mortgage company. She needed to come up with $107,000 — the amount of principal, accrued interest and fees racked up by the reverse mortgage on the home she owned with her husband for the past 16 years — or face foreclosure.
  • 'The Fonz' might not be giving all the details about reverse mortgages

    No advertisement tells the full story about a product or service. There are practical reasons for that, such as limited air time or print space. And for obvious reasons, information about costs or risks often is omitted, downplayed or buried in the fine...

    'I use them, they use me': Local politicians profit from presidential hopefuls in early-voting states

    'I use them, they use me': Local politicians profit from presidential hopefuls in early-voting states
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entered a fundraiser in a cavernous barn here on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon to the flashes of cellphone cameras and throngs of people seeking a handshake and a selfie. The front-runner in Iowa among those seeking the...

    US regulators warn: Ads for reverse mortgages can mislead

    We've seen the TV ad pitches from celebrities like "The Fonz" Henry Winkler and actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson, touting the benefits of reverse mortgages for older homeowners. Now U.S. regulators are warning: Don't be fooled. Many ads don't tell...

    Business Highlights

    ___ A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at...