Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Online lender Prosper Marketplace and HomeAdvisor, a home services digital marketplace, have teamed up to offer homeowners access to home improvement financing through the HomeAdvisor website.

Monday, January 19, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Paying only the interest on a mortgage and investing the excess payment is a risky strategy.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed to extend its oversight to auto finance lenders that are not banks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Payments for used car loans are on the rise, while loans to credit-challenged car buyers are not being given as freely.

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:07 pm
By Kemberley Washington ·

You might be eligible for a tax break if you’re owed money and there’s no hope of repayment.

Friday, February 07, 2014 3:03 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

OCC survey finds banks eased underwriting standards for business and consumer loans.

Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:08 am
By Allison Ross ·

Credit unions see lending outpace spending for the first time since 2007.

Friday, January 24, 2014 2:55 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Four major U.S. banks exit deposit advance business, but might not be gone for long.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:09 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Various factors stalling the housing market are contributing to a lower forecast in loan originations.

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