On Oct. 8, six youngsters from Hiss United Methodist Church, along with adult leaders and the church's two pastors, Mark Smiley and George Weitzel, spent the day digging potatoes as part of the Change the World Campaign of the United Methodist Church.
The number of Maryland homeowners who are behind on their mortgages still is falling, but the pace of that decline has slowed as rising unemployment puts more pressure on borrowers, numbers released Monday show.
Conduct your own treasure hunt for lost money. Such digging is fast and easy because states and the federal government post information online about inactive bank accounts, forgotten savings bonds and lost pensions.
A federal grand jury has indicted a pair of Washington men who tried to steal $1.4 million from the city's public housing authority by electronically transferring funds to a non-existent business, according to authorities.
Blunders and outright misconduct by the companies servicing Americans' home loans are so common — and so difficult for homeowners to resolve — that the system is effectively broken, borrower advocates and an increasing number of regulators say.
The other evening, former Baltimore Sun reporters C. Fraser Smith and Antero Pietila were in the studios of WYPR radio discussing the life of William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, who died Monday at 97.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Fewer Maryland homeowners were behind on mortgage payments or in foreclosure in the first quarter compared to the year-ago period, reflecting a real estate market on the mend, statistics released Thursday show.
Clearly, not all prepaid cards are created equal. That means to determine if you need a prepaid card — or which one would be right for you — you will have to do your homework sorting through all kinds of fees and services. Be prepared; it's not always easy.