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Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

Cosigning a student loan risky for parents

“You’re giving them the ability to ruin your credit.”

August 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Despite student loan relief, do math carefully when borrowing

More students are bound to be even more confused about their student loan options now.

August 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Be wary of trading pension for settlement

Retirees shouldn't be surprised to hear that a pension check is so valuable that regulators are warning about the risks of schemes that promise a lump sum, if you sell off that income stream.

July 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Refinance your college loan, get mentors

Benny Joseph is testing one of those fresh out-of-the-box ideas that could cut his $70,000 in graduate school debt and also forge invaluable networking connections with alumni and venture capitalists to help build his own upstart business.

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Before saying 'I do,' you need to have the debt talk

Before saying 'I do,' you need to have the debt talk

Ashley Matusz and Joe Fisher, both 24, talked about cutting $800 off the flower bill for their wedding reception and saving another $1,000 by forgoing flowers at the church.

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Identity-theft scams involve more than credit cards

Not all that long ago, many of us thought we only had to watch our credit cards to avoid ID theft. If the crooks didn't get the numbers on our plastic, we thought, they couldn't live it up and go on a wild shopping spree like the one in the movie "Identity Thief."

May 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Watch for ATM fees in using Social Security benefit cards

The paper Social Security check will go the way of the Pink Princess rotary-dial phone, the typewriter and yes, sadly, Elvis in roughly seven months. Nearly 6 million people throughout the country still need to decide how they're going to get their money.

July 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Patience pays when it comes to stimulus payments

As of the end of May, the Treasury Department had sent out about 57 million stimulus payments — by paper check and direct deposit — totaling about $50 billion. And so far, the Internal Revenue Service has answered 99.99 million phone calls about missing checks, direct deposits that didn't sh…

June 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Time to make some money decisions

If you're banking on an interest rate cut fairly soon — and you should — it's time to consider what moves to make with your money.

September 16, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Lender notifying 2M customers of missing data tape

If you have a home mortgage through ABN AMRO Mortgage Group or LaSalle Bank, look for a letter from your lender warning you about a missing computer tape — a tape that may include your Social Security number and payment history.

December 17, 2005 12:00 amLoading…

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