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New rules could open banks to class action suits

New rules could open banks to class action suits
pressherald.com — For years, many consumers wanting to open a credit card or use almost any kind of financial product have been banned from class action suits. Customers agreed to the bans, often unknowingly, as a condition for doing business. But new rules proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could change that.

Proposed rules could make it easier for consumers to sue companies

Proposed rules could make it easier for consumers to sue companies
washingtonpost.com — For years, consumers wanting to open a credit card, take out a phone plan or use almost any kind of financial product have often had to give up their right to sue the company - usually as a condition of doing business. But new rules proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could change that.

Tools for tracking travel deals

Tools for tracking travel deals
post-gazette.com — Going on vacation is fantastic. Planning, not so much. Finding a good deal on a flight during travel dates that work for your schedule is only half the battle. Pairing those flights with lodgings and activities that fit your budget adds another challenge.

What to do with the extra cash in your bank account

What to do with the extra cash in your bank account
washingtonpost.com — Some millennials may be holding on to a lot of cash, studies show. For instance, a survey released this week by UBS Wealth Management Americas found that millennials who made at least $100,000 or who had that much in assets held roughly half of their portfolios in cash.

The best tools for tracking travel deals, based on the kind of traveler you are

The best tools for tracking travel deals, based on the kind of traveler you are
washingtonpost.com — Going on vacation is fantastic. The act of planning one, however, can be far less glamorous. Finding a good deal on a flight during travel dates that actually work for your schedule is only half the battle. Pairing those flights with a hotel and activities that fit your budget adds another challenge.

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away
dailyherald.com — Married couples have about a week to take advantage of a lucrative Social Security strategy that will be gone by the end of the month. The filing strategy, known as file-and-suspend, could increase lifetime retirement benefits for some high-earning couples by as much as $60,000.

Pension cuts loom for thousands of retired truckers, 15,000 in Minnesota

Pension cuts loom for thousands of retired truckers, 15,000 in Minnesota
twincities.com — More than a quarter of a million truckers, retirees and their families could soon see their pension benefits severely cut - even though their pension fund is still years away from running out of money. Within the next few weeks, the Treasury Department is expected to announce a crucial decision on whether it will approve reductions to one of the country's largest multi-employer pension plans.

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away
ocregister.com — Married couples have about a week to take advantage of a lucrative Social Security strategy that will be gone by the end of the month. The filing strategy, known as file-and-suspend, could increase lifetime retirement benefits for some high-earning couples by as much as $60,000.

Lucrative Social Security strategy about to go away

Lucrative Social Security strategy about to go away
columbiadailyherald.com — Married couples have about a week to take advantage of a lucrative Social Security strategy that will be gone by the end of the month. The filing strategy, known as file-and-suspend, could increase lifetime retirement benefits for some high-earning couples by as much as $60,000.

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away

This lucrative Social Security strategy is about to go away
washingtonpost.com — Married couples have about a week to take advantage of a lucrative Social Security strategy that will be gone by the end of the month. The filing strategy, known as file-and-suspend, could increase lifetime retirement benefits for some high-earning couples by as much as $60,000.
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May 06, 2016

These proposed rules could lead to big changes in consumers' rights: wapo.st/1OfrYyL

May 05, 2016

Proposed rules could make it easier for consumers to sue banks and other companies: wapo.st/1OfrYyL

May 03, 2016

RT @Perfiguy: Even in retirement men and women are different fb.me/2jHAi2OZX

May 02, 2016

You might not have Prince’s ‘Pop Life’ -- but you should have a will wpo.st/eYsX1

Apr 29, 2016

Celebrate that college choice — but consider the debt wpo.st/L5VX1

Apr 29, 2016

Today is the last day to use this lucrative Social Security strategy. What you need to know: wapo.st/1WHpVuf

Apr 28, 2016

Some (lucky) millennials may be holding on to a lot of cash: wapo.st/1Wq19OI

Apr 28, 2016

What will happen to Prince’s 'Little Red Corvette?' Do you have a will? wpo.st/P8IX1


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