A modification would help some, but it's not going to get us out of this mess.
New rules seek to make it easier to shop for loans and understand what you're getting into ahead of time.
Many utility companies offer rebates and credits to help pay for programmable thermostats and other upgrades.
Minnesota victim of foreclosure fraud says 'I just have to start over again.'
Consider these important points and focus on the long term.
Is fixing the interest rate for 30 years really as valuable as we seem to think?
Maybe that's too small for most folks, but many agree that smaller is better these days.
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The Federal Reserve is meeting next week, and several of its own financial tests for reducing asset purchases appear to have been met.
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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.
More than half of online shoppers say they've purchased from sites whose security seemed questionable, and most said they would provide personal data not normally needed for a transaction.
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.