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Sitting down in front of a pile of mortgage loan documents to sign at the closing, with a lending officer and maybe a real estate agent at your side, what do you look at first? The eye typically latches on to the simplest things to read, namely the...
Tags: Finance, Real Estate Buyers, Loans, Consumers, Research
The Hartford CourantLast week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals...
Get ready for another debate on whether payday loan stores should return to Pennsylvania. State Sen. Pat Browne of Allentown said Friday he intends to introduce legislation in the next few weeks that would "redefine the debate" over access to short-...
It's Money Smart Week, a collection of free financial literacy programs offered throughout the week, aimed at helping people deal with virtually every money issue imaginable: from how to get out of debt, to buying homes, paying for college, building a...
WASHINGTON -- The regulatory, administrative state, which progressives champion, is generally a servant of the strong, for two reasons. It responds to financially powerful and politically sophisticated factions. And it encourages rent-seekers to exploit...
For the past year, left-leaning Tribune columnist Eric Zorn has regularly been trading views on the presidential race with writers from the other side of the political spectrum, looking for trends, points of agreement and areas of divergence. For the last...
Tags: White House, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Immigration, Elections
For the past 15 years, a coalition has worked to share tips and information about privacy protection, money and debt management and recognizing identity theft, frauds and scams. University of Maryland Extension — Washington County is joining the...
Tags: Finance, Environmental Issues, Marketing, Consumers, Banking
RICHMOND, Va. -- A display case in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank here might express humility. The case holds a 99.9 percent pure gold bar weighing 401.75 troy ounces. Minted in 1952, when the price of gold was $35 an ounce, the bar was worth about...
About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people's ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they're charged. In the first study of its...
A young Poconos man nearly was in tears when we talked about his credit reports. He said his father's medical debts mistakenly were showing up on his reports, and no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get them removed. He was trying to get loans to...
Dear Liz: Recently, someone from an insurance company proposed that I stop investing through my 401(k) at work and instead invest in his insurance company contract with after-tax dollars. He claims the funds would be guaranteed so that I would never...
WASHINGTON -- It's been five years since the onset of the financial crisis -- the rescue of Bear Stearns in March 2008 -- and we still don't know whether the financial system is safe. In a recent speech, Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve's point man...
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