Government

March 6, 2015

Reset Risk Worse than Expected for Underwater HELOCs

Home prices have not recovered enough to protect the states with high concentrations of home equity lines of credit whose rates are scheduled to reset in […]
March 5, 2015

ID Theft Is Down Despite Data Breaches

Despite a series of large-scale data breaches over the past two years, identity theft fell for the second consecutive year in a row in the U.S., […]
March 4, 2015

How Much Did the Typical American Make Last Year?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fourth-quarter earnings survey is out, and the news is generally good. The median American was taking home $41,392 at the end […]
March 2, 2015

Americans Could Get a Boost to Their Credit Score

Millions of consumers could be lifted out of subprime status and get better loan terms if credit reports and scores were broadened to consider on-time utility […]
February 24, 2015

Lenders Step Up Loans to Subprime Borrowers

Loans to consumers with low credit scores have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis, driven by a boom in car lending […]
February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]
February 16, 2015

Presidents Day Fun Facts

Today we celebrate Presidents Day, the federal holiday reserved for honoring the leading men of our country. It’s officially “Washington’s Birthday” (although George was actually born […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]
February 11, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: 2015 Tax Scams

Aggressive phone calls top the Internal Revenue Service’s list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams in 2015. The government is warning taxpayers to be aware — the […]