News

2018

January

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  • Mulvaney requests zero funding for the consumer bureau. In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. The request for no funding came as Mulvaney announced the first step toward an…
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  • Remaking the CFPB?. The CFPB announced that it is issuing a “call for evidence to ensure the bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers.”  Consider this your chance to finally tell the bureau…
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  • Former identity thief now fights crimes he helped perfect. Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Johnson made millions developing online fraud techniques and creating two…
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  • It's not OK for finance to be dangerous again. Now, like many other parts of the government, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is under siege by the administration of President Donald Trump. This is a bad time to divert the CFPB from its…
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  • Proposal would give babies born in the U.S. $20,000. Forget baby showers. There's a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a “Baby Bond” account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. Neither the kids nor their parents would be able to touch the…
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  • PHH reaches nationwide settlement over mortgage servicing. PHH Corp. will pay $45 million as part of a nationwide settlement over mortgage servicing and foreclosure issues during the housing crisis, announced a group of nearly every state attorney general. PHH borrowers whose homes…
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  • Seven simple ways to be better with money in 2018. 1) Weekly ‘bad news’ text alerts This is really easy and effective. Nearly everyone is surprised when their credit card bill arrives at the end of the month, especially that dreaded January credit card bill. …
  • Financial tips 2018 on taxes, savings and insurance. Insurance isn’t sexy. In fact, it’s boring. But insurance is the foundation of any financial plan, as it protects people from catastrophic losses that can wipe them out. Jan. 1 is the time to make…
  • What home sellers need to know about millennial buyers. Despite lingering college debt, millennials hold a significant amount of buying power and many see the value of investing in a home versus renting. Busy with work, community causes and social activities, most millennials don’t…
  • Finance 202: Congress has hefty to-do list. Looming early and large: The federal government runs out of money Jan. 19.  The negotiations look exceedingly difficult, considering the range of charged issues  — including measures to stabilize health insurance markets; provide a long-term…
 

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