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Why Isn’t It Easier To File Your Tax Return For Free? Thank Turbotax, H&R BlockBy: Ally67705 comments5 Best Practices For An Organized Financial LifeBy: Ken Tumin2 commentsThe German Savers Who Must Pay Interest To Their Own BankBy: Ken Tumin21 commentsHow A 28-Year-Old Who Retired With A $2 Million Net Worth Is Investing In 2017By: 51hh3 comments

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Posted by: cumulus  |   1 vote  |  Comment

The new Federal Communications Commission's rules intended to limit how companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and Charter can use internet customers' sensitive read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   2 votes  |  Comment

No deposit required. 12 debits, log-in once, and on line statements. Saving account pays 1%CSR told me people deposit their $25,000 use the interest to read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  Comment

Late Tuesday, the bank reached a $110 million settlement over claims that its employees opened more than 2 million accounts without permission from customers. Sloan read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

A bankruptcy judge issued a $45 million fine against Bank of America Corp., calling the bank's treatment of a California couple who fought to save their home read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   3 votes  |  Comment

In January, TransUnion and Equifax were also fined by the CFPB for deceiving consumers about the cost and meaning of their credit scores. Those reporting read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   4 votes  |  Comment

Stock prices SPX, +0.73%   climbed after Fischer’s remarks. His remarks were viewed as relatively dovish. Some Fed officials have penciled read more

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“From at least 2012 through 2014, Experian violated the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by deceiving consumers about the use of the read more

Posted by: kevinptm  |   2 votes  |  4 Comments

Household debt in the U.S. totals a staggering $12.58 trillion, a level not seen since 2008, according to the New York Federal Reserve's quarterly report released read more

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You're probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   6 votes  |  5 Comments

Of the nearly $2.4 million Intuit spent on lobbying in 2016, about 75% of itinvolved one particular piece of legislation, the Free File Act of 2016, which read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   7 votes  |  25 Comments

House Republicans released their plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act Monday night and they want health savings accounts to play a larger role in how Americans read more

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Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo & Co depositors can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  1 Comment

Efforts to encourage new credit unions are hamstrung by a 17-step chartering process and burdensome regulations—hurdles that are too high for many potential read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   6 votes  |  21 Comments

From Deutsche Welle,  Germany's public international broadcaster: Wealthy customers at a major German bank will earn negative interest rates on their read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   3 votes  |  Comment

Deutsche Bank’s bonus pool for 2016 has been cut by almost 80% to just €500 million, according to its annual report, after the bank made heavy losses.

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   7 votes  |  2 Comments

Best practice #5 from this Morningstar article is a good one:5. Develop and maintain a master directory.  A master directory--a document that lays out your key read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   4 votes  |  2 Comments

From a July 2016 article--- The record shows that the CFPB’s track record with consumers is undeniably positive. Its work has returned $11.7 billion to read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Banks and other financial firms in 2016 generated the highest level of fees in seven years related to overdrafts on checking accounts, marking a turnaround for a read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   8 votes  |  1 Comment

Some excerpts from this WSJ article At some point, the Federal Reserve's rate increases will trickle down to savers, who have been getting next to nothing on their read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  Comment

The basics on identity theft; contains nice table on state-by-state costs associated with a credit freeze.

Posted by: 51hh  |   6 votes  |  3 Comments

"In 2016, JP Livingston celebrated her 28th birthday. She also retired. Last month, I spoke with her about how she was able to retire, despite the fact that she read more

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As expected, the Fed has raised its target rate by a quarter point to a range of 0.75% to 1%, and says it continues to expect gradual rate hikes over the next few read more

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Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have jointly made a decision to remove most tax liens and civil judgments from consumer credit files effective July 1, read more

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On Wednesday the Federal Reserve is set to raise the fed funds rate by 25 basis points. In its December 2016 statement, in which the board raised rates for the read more

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Inflation finally trending up makes them happy.  Are savers better off when low inflation results in lower interest rates which make possible far lower read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

The interesting thing for this week's Fed meeting won't be the rate hike (which looks like a sure thing), but what the Fed says in its projections. Bill in his read more

Posted by: Kaight  |   3 votes  |  8 Comments

We remain on track which should lead to the hoped-for Fed hike next week.

Posted by: 51hh  |   3 votes  |  2 Comments

Retirement planning, to say the least, can be intimidating for most. What is the magic number you will need in your savings account to be ready to retire? Everyone read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Beware the Ides... While scams come in all shapes and sizes, here are four big ones that never seem to go out of style, no matter how often folks are warned about read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  Comment

Opening a checking account using only a smartphone or tablet is still a pipe dream for most users, according to new research from Javelin Strategy & Research.

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