Govt & One of Nation’s Largest Mortgage Lenders Sue Each Other

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Govt & One of Nation’s Largest Mortgage Lenders Sue Each Other

Govt & One of Nation’s Largest Mortgage Lenders Sue Each Other

The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans, one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, for allegedly improperly originating and underwriting Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans, the Department of Justice announced April 23. The Detroit-based lender closed $140 billion in mortgages from 2013 through 2014 and is the nation’s largest FHA mortgage lender,… Read More

Celebrities Donate $500K for College Scholarships

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Celebrities Donate $500K for College Scholarships

Celebrities Donate $500K for College Scholarships

For millions of American students, scholarships are crucial to making college affordable and avoiding the sometimes-overwhelming burden of student loan debt. Anthony Anderson, star of the TV show “Black-ish” remembers how difficult it was to pay for college, even 20 years ago. “My parents couldn’t afford sending me to school, so I understand firsthand,” Anderson… Read More

5 Steps to Getting a VA Loan

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5 Steps to Getting a VA Loan

5 Steps to Getting a VA Loan

Millions of veterans and active military members are eligible for what’s arguably the most powerful mortgage option on the market. VA loans feature $0 down payment, no mortgage insurance and more flexible and forgiving requirements. To be sure, VA loans aren’t the answer for every veteran. But they continue to make a huge difference, especially… Read More

5 Expensive College Financial Aid Gotchas

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5 Expensive College Financial Aid Gotchas

5 Expensive College Financial Aid Gotchas

It’s crunch time for high school seniors: May 1 is College Decision Day, the day most college-bound students will let universities and colleges know whether they will be enrolling. For students agonizing over multiple offers, a big factor in choices will (or should be) financial aid. After all, the less you borrow as a student, the… Read More

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

Identity Theft

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

3 Kinds of Information You Should Never Share on Social Media

The digitization of information and the popularity of social media may be putting consumer privacy at risk now more than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post… Read More

6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

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6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

6 Credit Cards for World Travelers

How worn is your passport? If it’s starting to look a little dog-eared, then you are probably a seasoned world traveler. Next to your passport, some of the most important things you carry abroad are your credit cards. The right card can help make your travels smoother and more enjoyable by offering you perks with airlines and hotels, along… Read More

How Often Should I Check My Credit?

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How Often Should I Check My Credit?

How Often Should I Check My Credit?

If you’ve ever taken care of a sick child, you’ve probably checked their temperature much more often than you would ordinarily — and you may be using an actual thermometer instead of gently touching a forehead or neck to get a rough idea of whether there’s a fever. But what do you do when the… Read More

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

Identity Theft

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

We’ve all seen the breaking news stories about the massive data breaches involving big-box retailers such as Target and Michaels. These incidents left consumers in fear, but the companies were able to absorb the losses. Unfortunately, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of recouping massive financial losses after a breach. In severe cases, they’re… Read More

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