- College Student Busted Renting Out Dorm on Airbnb (Chinese). 麻州大學安城分校(University of Massachusetts Amherst)一名女學生今年春季在Airbnb網站上發布自己寢室的出租信息，價格為每晚85元，因此舉違反學校規定，出租廣告被校方強制刪除。
- How is public money spent? Steve Ballmer has the data. The former Microsoft chief executive is unveiling a website aimed at giving United States citizens a transparent look at government budgets. Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and…
- Planning to borrow from 401k for a downpayment? It may not be so easy. According to the IRS, retirement plans may offer loans to participants but are not required to do so. The good news is that, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America, most employers — 82.8%…
- Yes, all debt is bad debt. Look, I know my views are extreme, almost un-American, in a nation that relies so heavily personally and politically on borrowing money. Student loans and mortgages are marketed as good debt. But having credit card…
- The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous. Student loans are now 90 per cent public, in an eerie echo of the housing crisis.
- Popular deductions for homeownership are targeted in tax plans. With the health-care bill back-burnered on Capitol Hill, the focus has shifted to tax reform. Among the key financial matters in play: Homeowners’ prized deductions for mortgage interest and property taxes.
- Move your money, move society?. The 68-year-old community organizer waved his hands in the direction of his new bank about five blocks up Crenshaw Boulevard: OneUnited, the largest black-owned bank in the country. “I’ve been trying to convince as many…
- Consumer Action INSIDER - April 2017. The April 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter gives you an update on how consumers and advocates are holding Wells Fargo's feet to the fire after its notorious fraudulent account debacle; tells the tale of one person who worked with the CFPB to resolve a two-year mortgage nightmare and others who have had to address problems with defective used cars; details our partnerships with nonprofit groups working to serve low-income and servicemember populations; and more.
- A real estate boom, powered by pot. Legalized marijuana has already upset societal norms, created a large legal gray area and generated a lucrative source of tax revenue. Now it is upending the real estate market, too.
- Citing misdeeds, U.S. gives Wells Fargo failing grade on lending. In the latest blow to Wells Fargo’s efforts to rebuild its reputation after months of turmoil, the bank on Tuesday received a failing score on community lending from its federal regulator. Wells Fargo was given…
- Beware mortgage seekers: Online credit scores not always reliable. When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that matters is the one…
- Home inspectors on their weirdest discoveries. When a home is sold, its many secrets can come out of the closet. Brokers, potential buyers and home inspectors step inside properties that may have been completely private for years. They peer into basements,…
- Precios de casas en EEUU suben más de lo esperado en enero. Los precios de las casas unifamiliares en Estados Unidos subieron en enero a un ritmo más veloz a lo previsto debido a...
- Embattled bankers embrace Trump's call for deregulation. After spending years humbled by the fallout from the financial crisis, the banking industry is suddenly feeling emboldened. Attendance at the annual association gathering jumped 50 percent this year as bankers sense a rare opportunity…
- 800+ Club: Secrets of people with high credit scores. There are some habits people in the 800-plus club tend to have in common, experts said: 1. They got their financial act together early. 2. They rarely close credit cards. Even if you don't use…
- Mr. Trump goes after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The arguments against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its director are weak. But the political forces aligned against them are not.
- Trump's budget targets rural development programs (http://tinyurl.com/kqhkgcw). The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal threatens to eliminate funding for commissions and other rural development endeavors. Voters in rural parts of the country, who overwhelmingly support President Trump, could be disproportionately affected if this…
- The laissez-faire approach to government should be of concern. It doesn't matter how you voted in the last election, or if you voted at all. The government's actions are bound to affect you. The question is: where, when and how? The financial industry has…
- Trump administration argues CFPB structure is unconstitutional. The Trump administration just made a clean break from its predecessor, filing a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington arguing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional as currently structured.
- AB1506 Residential Rent Control-raised concerns from homeowners (Chinese). 【新唐人2017年03月18日讯】一项针对加州房屋租金管制的新议案AB1506被提出后，引发屋主担忧。3月17日，在洛城雷根州政府大楼（Ronald Reagan State Building）的听证会上，正反两方民众向众议员邱信福等人表达了他们的心声。
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