Small-business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, and expect their businesses to increase cash flow and hire more employees in 2014.
While anticipated income tax refunds help some households make it through spring, many households don't take advantage of the dollars available through the earned income tax credit.
The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue encourages taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically, which will save time and allow for a faster refund.
More good news keeps coming for consumers in early 2014. On the heels of new mortgage rules that took effect on Jan. 10, the following week four banks making payday loans pulled their products from the market.
Although many economists claim the recession is over, millions of Americans, particularly in communities of color, are still reeling from its financial effects. New mortgage rules, effective Jan. 10, offer a strong foundation to begin rebuilding what has been lost.
In the aftermath of a recent report that found the lack of student loan servicing standards and information on monies owed, two U.S. senators will work as a team to create a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights.
Wells Fargo & Company, America's largest mortgage lender, and NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit organization which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes and improve their lives, announced Thursday more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income adults have become ...
The Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has received a number of questions and concerns about lottery scams, especially from seniors.
Just in time for the holiday season, three federal regulators have taken two separate actions against payday lending.
Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to understand what it means to be a Conscious Consumer — particularly during the busiest shopping season of the year.
Despite the uncomfortable nature of these discussions, adult children talking with parents about their finances is not only essential but can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
New research finds that the ability to reach some level of financial security or well-being can be like a chicken and the egg question: Which comes first — the problem or the lack of money?
An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education.
With the annual holiday season approaching, many across the country will soon be celebrating with families and loved ones. But for families still troubled by delinquent mortgages and foreclosures, this time of year has another meaning.
President Barack Obama recently said that if he were the football team's owner he'd "think about changing" the Washington team's name. The normally non-committal president's comments fueled a debate over the top sports team in the nation's capital. The debate ...