Within days of the Oct. 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed payday rule, 104 members of Congress from 32 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands together called for strong consumer protections ...
As an estate planning attorney, one of the greatest confusions notice in my clients is in the understanding of the benefits of trusts.
Many consumers breathe a sigh of relief when their car loans are finally paid off. Gaining title to personal vehicles should free up monthly monies — unless that title is later used as collateral for a high-cost and abusive loan.
When it comes to consumer complaints on credit and lending, debt collection generates more criticism than any other industry.
The bottom line is that student borrowers were getting short shrift from the institutions that promised far more.
The fight for fair lending got a big boost on Aug. 31 when a federal court rejected a payday loan collector's attempt to evade consumer laws.
Estate planning is so much more than creating documents. It is a strategic plan put in place to support the ones you love to make decisions when you are no longer able.
As another school year gets underway, the Department of Education recently announced a series of actions to better protect taxpayers and students alike from one of the nation's largest for-profit colleges.
New research finds that 90 million consumers are saving $2.2 billion each year. These savings didn't come from pay raises or bonuses, or new jobs. Instead, these financial gains came when a pernicious form of predatory lending became illegal.
Many people decide to leave a legacy by contributing to their community through charitable giving.
Although many American families have modest financial means, there is nothing small about their hopes. Owning a home has long been an important part of the American dream.
If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking on this $13 billion industry.
In 2016, an issue echoed throughout the annual NAACP convention: financial justice.
On July 21, the first federal agency dedicated to serving the financial needs of consumers will be 5 years old.
Whenever consumers open a new credit account, borrow a loan or begin contract financial services, it's a sure bet that there will be a lot of terms and requirements that appear in print so small one would need a magnifying ...