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Real Estate MattersQ: In a recent column you wrote that when you pay off your mortgage you should receive, among other things, the original note marked "paid" or shown with a zero balance. We paid off our mortgage in 2008, and I jumped through hoops at the time to get a...
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There are a lot of ways your identity can be stolen. Someone may grab your mail. They may scam you. They may pick your pocket or pick through your trash. But what if your identity was stolen by someone who works at your bank or insurance company? That'...
The Hartford CourantWhen you sign up for a credit card, you're making the credit-card company a life partner. It knows where you shop, when, what you buy, whether you pay your debts on time and if you're a sucker for a balance-transfer offer that leads to high interest...
Perhaps no area of personal finance is more confusing than credit. That's because some of the basic tenets of credit scoring seem illogical. How can a billionaire have a worse credit score than his butler? Why does it help my credit scores if I have many...
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...
Real Estate MattersQ: Unfortunately, I am stuck with one of the worst monster mega banks for my loan modification. When I applied for the modification, they classifying me as "delinquent" while they were processing my application. Finally, they lowered my interest to 5...
The Hartford CourantIt's too late for a 2012 makeover. Here are a few ways to make yourself a better, bolder consumer in 2013: >> Fire your bank. Don't like all the charges and fees? Say goodbye. Then shop around. A local credit union might be the best place for big-bank...
Real Estate MattersIn the nearly 20 years that we've been writing this column, we've offered New Year's resolutions for home buyers and sellers, plus New Year's financial resolutions that everyone can use to start their year off right. This is the first year since 2007...
Many of us start the new year with renewed energy and good intentions. We're going to hit the gym more and eat less. We're going to save more and spend less. Here are a few other resolutions you should make. If you're among the nearly 50 percent of...
Joyce Lain Kennedy - Careers NowDEAR JOYCE: I am scheduled to start a new managerial job on the first of the year. When I was offered the job, my future boss asked me if I had prepared a 90-day forecast yet. I said, "Working on it." Hints? -- C.C. Considering the many kinds of...
The Hartford CourantReaders of The Bottom Line pride themselves on their credit-card discipline (please say it's true), but how many of you watch the people watching you spend your money? Do you know the most, by law, you will ever pay on an unauthorized charge to your...
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