Those who are the most vulnerable need support and careful consideration and strategic planning for long-term care.
After most automobile purchases, many consumers wonder whether the deal they signed was a fair one. Black consumers too often get a raw deal rather than a fair one because black borrowers and other consumers of color pay more for ...
Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances.
Buying a house or a piece of property to call your own is the American Dream. But, if you're African-American, that dream is becoming further out of reach.
In making sure that our children are safe, we should anticipate what would be needed if something were to happen to us. Immediately, if there was a tragedy, would the legal supports be in place?
With 19 of the nation's banks annually selling $37 billion in charged-off debts, the absence of clear guidelines for banks and debt collectors has led to many consumers facing lawsuits, harassing telephone calls and threats over debts that they may ...
When preparing for college, property insurance is probably the last thing on a student’s mind. However, some students at Duke University learned about the importance of property insurance the hard way.
In just a few days, the debt trap at the core of small-dollar loans that come with triple-digit interest rates and debt traps has generated an unprecedented groundswell of national and local attention.
Whether retirement seems like it is just around the corner or years away, it is good to know that Social Security is working for you now — even if you are not receiving benefits yet.
as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, the "service" of overdraft protection has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks.
In my last article I shared about the lessons learned from the passing of my mother last month. My father read it and asked if I was going to write about what I learned in working with him. I thought ...
In celebrating the anniversary, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that $4.6 billion has been returned to 15 million consumers, yet the 113th Congress has continued to propose a series of bills all designed to dilute the bureau's power and ...
For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a major payday lender.
This month my mother passed away. It was a painful experience, but with most mom experiences, there were lessons that have reinforced my estate planning work.
Con artists are using the popularity of prepaid cards to prey on unsuspecting victims.