- Professor's mission to help poor save for college Updated: Dec-07-13 10:05 am
- 6 ways to avoid a holiday season spending hangover Updated: Dec-06-13 3:34 pm
- Consumer borrowing rose $18.2 billion in October Updated: Dec-06-13 3:33 pm
- LA sues Wells Fargo, Citigroup over foreclosures Updated: Dec-05-13 11:49 pm
- Average US rate on 30-year loan rises to 4.46 pct Updated: Dec-05-13 11:31 am
- Payday lending moratorium extended in Montgomery Updated: Dec-04-13 7:17 pm
- 3 banks failed to meet some relief tests: monitor Updated: Dec-04-13 6:52 pm
- NY subpoenas 16 marketers in payday loan probe Updated: Dec-04-13 3:06 am
- Cops: Central Pa. credit union manager stole $130K Updated: Dec-03-13 7:13 am
- US construction spending up 0.8 percent in October Updated: Dec-02-13 11:33 am
- Kingman students learn about budgets Updated: Dec-01-13 8:11 am
- US banks earn $36 billion in third quarter Updated: Nov-26-13 11:15 am
- US home permits rise at 5-year high on apartments Updated: Nov-26-13 9:27 am
- Kansas groups seek repeal of mortgage fee Updated: Nov-25-13 11:36 am
- Eminent domain to fight foreclosures is divisive Updated: Nov-23-13 1:23 pm
- NY debt collector settles claims of bad business Updated: Nov-22-13 3:05 am
- Leveraging time: Retirement saving for millennials Updated: Nov-20-13 6:12 pm
- NY attorney general expects more bank settlements Updated: Nov-20-13 4:16 pm
- Cash America faces $19M in fines and refunds Updated: Nov-20-13 3:54 pm
- Average credit card debt per borrower falls in 3Q Updated: Nov-20-13 12:11 am
- US homebuilder confidence holds steady in November Updated: Nov-18-13 11:16 am
- NJ city eyes eminent domain to fight foreclosure Updated: Nov-16-13 5:40 pm
- Activist investor takes stakes in Fannie, Freddie Updated: Nov-15-13 12:55 pm
- Fairholme offers to buy Fannie, Freddie businesses Updated: Nov-14-13 3:23 pm
- West Fargo money store robbed at gunpoint Updated: Nov-13-13 7:20 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - William Elliott was one of only a handful of people to race through a Ph.D. in Washington University's social work program in three years. He certainly didn't do it for fun, and he says he is no genius or super-student either. He did it because his past told him the future is always uncertain, and he didn't want to get caught with a pile of student debt and no degree to show for it.
It's a holiday season tradition that you don't want to observe. Many consumers spend more than they can afford, often racking up huge credit card balances.
WASHINGTON - Americans boosted their borrowing in October, led by another big increase in auto and student loans and the biggest rise in credit card debt in five months.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles city attorney sued Wells Fargo and Citigroup on Thursday, alleging the companies engaged in mortgage discrimination that led to a wave of foreclosures in minority communities during the housing crash.
WASHINGTON - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose sharply this week, making home-buying slightly less affordable.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Montgomery City Council has extended a moratorium on issuing new business licenses for payday lending companies.
WASHINGTON - Three of the biggest U.S. lenders failed this year to meet some requirements for giving relief to struggling homeowners in a $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses, according to an official.
ALBANY, New York - New York financial regulators say they've sent subpoenas to 16 online firms suspected of deceptive marketing by generating leads for illegal payday loans.
MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania - A former central Pennsylvania credit union manager has been charged with stealing $130,000 from customers and the institution itself.
WASHINGTON - U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government projects. But spending on home construction and commercial projects both fell.
KINGMAN, Arizona - Eighth-graders in the Kingman Unified School District got an eye-opening reality check recently at the district's seventh Annual Reality Store, which teaches students about the financial facts of life.
WASHINGTON - U.S. banks earned less in the July-September quarter than they did a year earlier, marking their first year-over-year profit decline since the spring of 2009 when the country was still mired in the Great Recession.
WASHINGTON - U.S. developers received approval in October to build apartments at the fastest pace in five years, a trend that could boost economic growth in the final three months of the year.
WICHITA, Kansas - Realtors and bankers in Kansas want to do away with county fees to register property bought using a mortgage.
IRVINGTON, New Jersey - Using eminent domain to bail out underwater homeowners won't fix all Irvington's problems, but Mayor Wayne Smith thinks anything that can help some residents of his economically struggling township is worth trying.
BUFFALO, New York - An upstate New York debt collector will pay $165,000 to settle claims that he engaged in illegal business practices.
When it comes to saving for retirement, time can be our biggest ally, or worst enemy. For workers in their 20s, it's often both.
ALBANY, New York - Many more bank settlements over mishandling of mortgage-backed securities will follow JPMorgan's record $13 billion agreement signed this week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that Cash America International Inc. must pay $19 million in refunds and fines for "robo-signing" court documents and overcharging military members.
LOS ANGELES - More Americans fell behind on their credit card payments in the third quarter, when many consumers traditionally hit stores for back-to-school supplies.
U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market held steady this month, but many are worried that another fight over the federal budget could cause would-be buyers to put off home purchases.
IRVINGTON, New Jersey - Irvington, New Jersey, is moving forward with plans to become the second municipality in the nation to use eminent domain to buy mortgages that are in foreclosure.
NEW YORK - Activist investor Bill Ackman's company has disclosed stakes in government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
WASHINGTON - An investment firm is offering to buy from the government core businesses of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a $52 billion deal.
WEST FARGO, North Dakota - Police in West Fargo are investigating the armed robbery of a payday loan store and pawn shop.