Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

An indirect auto finance company and its car title subsidiary are in trouble with the feds for illegal debt collection tactics.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:29 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

The CFPB says more than a quarter of borrowers submit complaints about their mortgage, making it the most-complained-about financial product.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 5:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The 2 firms must refund more than $60 million to customers and pay nearly $20 million in penalties over their debt collection practices.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:00 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says credit report complaints to the agency increased 56% between June and July.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is publishing guides to help family fiduciaries act in the best interest of their loved ones. Its new guide is geared to Virginians.

Friday, August 07, 2015 9:36 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

Two of the nation’s largest financial institutions have discontinued their home equity loan products.

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