Banking

March 27, 2015

Foreclosure Activity on Path towards Normalcy by Year-End

Foreclosure activity in February fell to its lowest level in 9 years even though lenders repossessed more assets, according to data from RealtyTrac.  Foreclosure filings – […]
March 26, 2015

Most Common Questions about Credit and Debt

Money troubles can be hard to discuss.  The secret many don’t seem to know is they are not as alone as they feel.  Plenty of people […]
March 25, 2015

Banks Concerned About Apple Pay Fraud

Some banks have begun to make changes in how they activate customers’ credit-card accounts to use Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system after reports of fraudulent transactions, […]
March 17, 2015

Erin Go Bragh: St. Patrick's Day Trivia

Looking for a little St. Patrick’s Day trivia to sprinkle in conversation over corned beef and cabbage? From religious observances to drinking rituals to leprechaun lore, […]
March 16, 2015

Another Round of Defaults Plague HAMP

The Home Affordable Modification Program continues to disappoint.  As of Dec. 31, 1 in 3 struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through HAMP ultimately re-defaulted […]
March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 12, 2015

2014 Tax Prep Cheat Sheet

It’s been about 2 months into tax season and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that over 40 million tax refunds worth $125 billion have […]