Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:42 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

The federal government has finalized new rules designed to make fees more transparent and to better protect consumers in case of loss or theft.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:48 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Credit card interest rates aren’t increasing anytime soon, but one government agency worries about the shock consumers will encounter when they do.

Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:58 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new regulations today aimed at ending the recurring cycle of debt from payday loans .

Monday, April 04, 2016 11:12 am
By Mike Cetera ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now taking complaints about online personal loans. Here’s what consumers have had to say.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:43 pm
By Stephen Pounds ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has asked a federal court to shut down a student debt-relief company that charged students millions of dollars in illegal upfront fees.

Friday, March 04, 2016 5:08 pm
By Claes Bell ·

Odds are you’ve seen an appeal from your bank or credit union to switch from paper statements to electronic statements. But for customers on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide,” paper statements remain an essential tool for managing their accounts, according to a new report.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently launched a national student loan counseling program that aims to help millions struggling to repay.

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.

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.

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