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  • Why is 'affordable' housing so expensive to build?. It’s a problem that isn’t going away: the so-called “affordable” housing we’re building in many cities—by which we mean publicly subsidized housing that’s dedicated to low- and moderate-income households—is so expensive to build that we’ll…
  • FTC and 11 states crack down on student loan scams. Federal and state officials have launched the first national crackdown on companies that they say gouge student loan borrowers, accusing the companies of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and…
  • What to do if your financial information is stolen. Contrary to what movies portray, the most common crimes are not Taken-style abductions or home invasions, but the theft of personal information.  "The most effective way to keep tabs on all of these accounts is…
  • Fake kidnapping calls are on the rise. The FBI is out with a new warning about an increase in fake kidnapping calls. That's when criminals lie about taking a loved one, and then demand money. The FBI is launching an awareness campaign…
  • Lease or purchase your car - which option is right for you? (Chinese). 許多人在選車子時都會遇到是買或是租賃的問題,而專業網站指出,買車和租賃車子都各有優點和缺點,對於手中現錢不多、喜歡追求開新車型、害怕買賣車輛手續麻煩的人來說,租賃車子可能是更合適一些;而從長期來看,買車可以擁有車子的買賣權,比較省錢划算一些。
  • 5 common student loan credit reporting errors. According to an April 2017 report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), “Non-federal and federal student loan borrowers reported issues of incorrect reporting of their loans to the credit reporting companies.” Such errors can…

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