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  • Problem Solver: Family finds bumpy ride signing up for Obamacare

    Problem Solver: Family finds bumpy ride signing up for Obamacare
    Even with his experience as an insurance agent, David Schlossberg found navigating Obamacare painfully frustrating. The Lake in the Hills resident had a relatively simple time obtaining coverage for himself. Signing up his wife and infant son was...
  • What's the (credit) score? Now it's free

    Until now, it's been a nearly unknowable number, more revealing than your (real) waist size, more influential than the GDP growth rate, and more closely guarded than the combination to Fort Knox or the measurements of any random Kardashian. I am...
  • Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)

    Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)
    If U-Haul knows that 45 percent of moves each year happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so do identity thieves. Anyone who tosses bank statements, credit-card bills or medical records in a trash can or recycle bin risks becoming a target. Can't...
  • Protect children from ID thefts

    As identity theft has surged in recent years, more of the victims have been children. But a growing number of states are pushing back. Take Wisconsin, where lawmakers recently approved legislation known as the Child Credit Protection Act. The law is...
  • Problem Solver: Peoples Gas bill error damages customer's credit

    Problem Solver: Peoples Gas bill error damages customer's credit
    Before moving out of his South Loop condominium in December, renter Andrew Hess contacted his utility providers and canceled service. When his final gas bill arrived in early February, he was surprised to see he owed $127.09. The bill was...
  • Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?

    Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?
    With the Arctic chill of the polar vortex back where it belongs and mortgage rates still near historic lows, the spring home-buying season has finally arrived. True or false: >> In the post-financial crisis, I can't get a mortgage with a credit...
  • Home equity credit lines see a resurgence

    WASHINGTON — One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. But...
  • New website may help explain reasons for low credit score

    New website may help explain reasons for low credit score
    It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy....
  • We're spending more on fun things

    We're spending more on fun things
    With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, we seem to feel more like treating ourselves. We've been eating out more, buying new clothes, spending more on personal care and taking in more entertainment. At the grocery story, we're spending less...
  • Family finances: how to combat data theft

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Highly publicized security breaches at large retailers have left consumers looking for guidance on how to guard their financial information. We have answers to your questions about what to do in the event of a data breach....
  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
  • Greg Schwem: Euphoria and depression in a single spam folder

    Each week I begrudgingly sift through my spam email folder, verifying that nothing of importance inadvertently landed there. Occasionally I get a surprise -- e.g., MR. SCHWEM PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. That one went undiscovered for...