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  • What Target's data breach means for consumers [Live video chat]

    Target reported Thursday that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers might have been stolen by cyber-crooks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.  The breach affects any customers who used their payment cards at U.S. stores, the...
  • About one-third of complaints about credit bureaus result in relief

     
    If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......
  • What it takes to buy a home in 25 cities

    Let's say you earn about $22,000 a year. Can you afford to buy a house? In Cleveland, you can. Bring down a whopping $25,000 annually in Cincinnati? Step right up, and join the homeowners club. Those numbers may be accurate only to an extent because...
  • Wisdom gleaned from money polls, studies

    Amid this year's deluge of holiday spending surveys by companies trying to grab some attention, several other recent polls and studies are addressing arguably more important issues, such as financial bullying, money spent on financial literacy and whether...
  • Not all websites are equal when it comes to free credit reports

    A simple question from Willie: He wants to know where you can go online for free copies of your credit reports. By law, the major credit reporting companies -- Experian, Equifax and TransUnion -- are required to provide one free copy of your credit...
  • Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster

    WASHINGTON — Could the real estate market be heading for a new financial storm? Maybe. Some mortgage and credit experts worry that billions of dollars of home equity credit lines that were extended a decade ago during the housing boom could be...
  • After foreclosure, mysterious eviction record surfaces

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I had a mortgage with a big box lender. I lost my job and hung on as long as possible. My home was actively listed for sale, and we had a short sale contract after jumping through every hoop they said. At the last...
  • Whither real estate market as interest rates rise?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Wouldn't you know it? There are still buyers wondering if now is the time to buy a home. Now, when inventory is extremely low, mortgage interest rates are starting to rise and home prices have seen huge price jumps...
  • Loan documents often missing these days after mortgage is paid off

    Q: 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...
  • The 'income verification' myth buried in the shutdown deal

    The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it. The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
  • Your credit file can be a matter of life and death

    Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead. The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a...
  • Glendale resident discovers he had died years ago, according to credit file

    Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead. The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a couple...