12 hrs ago
Plain Dealing: Credit myths that can trip you up
The idea of "credit" has become a modern-day Medusa. We have a tangle of credit scores, reports and scoring formulas.
16 hrs ago
6 Start-Ups Tackling the Student Loan Crisis
A group of community-minded start-ups hope to ease the burden of college tuition with the concept of crowdfunding.
22 hrs ago
The Kansas City Star
Kansas Citians carry the highest credit card debt, study says
The average Kansas City credit card consumer carried an average balance of $2,743.09, based on data collected as of April 1 by Manilla.com, an online personal finance business that helps people manage their bills and credit card accounts.
Fri May 17, 2013
Rocky Mount Telegram
Millions miss chance to lighten loan burden
Brandon Prince sits inside his truck March 16 in Boise, Idaho, as he prepared to begin living in the vehicle.
Bedford woman should watch out for identity problems since she has same name as fiance's ex-wife
Q: I am engaged to a gentleman who had declared bankruptcy when he lived out West, along with is wife at the time.
Milwaukee Courier Online
Student loan crisis is coming to a head
The student loan burden is reaching crisis proportions. Young Americans are being saddled with unsustainable debts.
Thu May 16, 2013
NBC Los Angeles
Powerball: 12 Ways to Spend Your Winnings
No one won Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, which is good news for somebody: There will be an even bigger drawing on Saturday night.
Detroit Free Press
Susan Tompor: Will a zillion credit card miles get you anywhere this summer?
'American Idol' may have a fraction of the ratings it did just a couple of seasons ago, but it sure... ■ If you're going to carry a balance for a year or more, you could be better off with a 0% credit card with no annual fee instead of a travel-rewards credit card.
Wed May 15, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
A College Student's Guide To Building Awesome Credit
And that's not a bad thing. You haven't needed credit up to this point, and this is the time when most people start worrying about things like credit scores and credit cards.
Ask Tony: I was snowed in ... and my claim was frozen out
On the day we were supposed to travel, there were amber weather warnings and we were asked not to drive unless absolutely necessary.
Tue May 14, 2013
Mortgage News Daily
Americans Resume Deleveraging Household Balance Sheets
American households have resumed what is now nearly a five year effort to decrease their debt.
Local TV Station KTVZ
Merkley bill would cut student loan interest rates
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., cosponsored a bill Tuesday that would allow students to pay the same interest rate on their federally subsidized Stafford loans as big banks get when they borrow money from the Federal Reserve.
Finding Yield in Alternatives
Warren Buffet on bonds: instead of offering risk-free returns, they're providing "return-free risk." Bill Gross says the 30 year bull market in bonds is over.
7 simple steps to saving $1,000 this year
We live in a day and age where families spend more than they can save: food, clothing, transportation, housing and taxes - in the latter we actually spend the most on.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Financial literacy matters
All students will need to learn to manage their finances, including federal and private loans and credit card debt, sooner than later.
The Top 5 Low-Interest Credit Cards: Spring 2013
When it comes to credit cards, it is never a smart move to carry a balance because interest charges will extend the time that it takes to reduce your debt.
Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment
Elizabeth Warren does great email. One payoff of my pittance of a contribution to her grass-roots funded campaign - I regret not contributing more - is that I am regularly alerted by the new Massachusetts senator to the favoritism of our Congress toward Wall Street.
Mon May 13, 2013
Bank of America Corp (BAC), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC): Robo-Signing, 'Sewer Service'
Robo-signing is in the news again, and in a big way. For one thing, the New York Attorney General's office is suing Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo & Co for allegedly failing to follow the conditions of the $26 billion settlement over shabby foreclosure practices, which featured the mindless signing of foreclosure documents.
Sun May 12, 2013
Brian J. O'Connor: O'Connor: College graduates getting a B.A. in IOUs
It's commencement season, which is the time when middle-aged crabs like me offer our sage wisdom to you, our graduating young 'uns. We do this not only out of a sense of duty but also because we are deluded enough to think you might pay attention.
A Country Is Not A Kitchen Table: Why Austerity Is Bad Economics
While sometimes useful and attractive, analogies can also be misleading and downright harmful.