Walking away from your agreements when you have the capacity to fulfill them is morally wrong, akin to lying.
Is it OK to use taxpayer money to reduce the mortgage balances of struggling homeowners? Some states are considering this.
Two reports show improving numbers on mortgage payments. Could spring be far behind?
Polling shows strategic defaults are winning converts. A question of morals or incentives?
Why do you suppose most bankers aren't trying as hard as these Texans to modify troubled mortgages?
New report finds mortgage rescue plan is helping few people, and even those who get help may eventually end up in foreclosure.
Nicolas Cage lost another home to foreclosure last week. Is he doing this just to make the rest of us feel better?
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.