The Skanner Newspaper - Finances http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:16:38 -0800 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Money Troubles Stressing You Out? Try These 10 Easy Steps http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/21966-money-troubles-stressing-you-out-try-these-10-easy-steps http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/21966-money-troubles-stressing-you-out-try-these-10-easy-steps These 10 tips that will take the stress out of managing your financial life 

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Finances Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:54:11 -0700
Citigroup to Pay $7 Billion in Subprime Mortgages Probe http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/21521-citigroup-to-pay-7-billion-in-subprime-mortgages-probe http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/21521-citigroup-to-pay-7-billion-in-subprime-mortgages-probe Attorney General Eric Holder said the bank's behavior 'shattered lives and livelihoods throughout the country and around the world'

 

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Finances Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:11:21 -0700
Banks Brace As JP Morgan Chase Faces $13 Billion Settlement with Justice Department http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/20318-banks-brace-as-jp-morgan-chase-faces-13-billion-settlement-with-justice-department-2013-10-23 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/20318-banks-brace-as-jp-morgan-chase-faces-13-billion-settlement-with-justice-department-2013-10-23
So far no bank officials have been held personally responsible for banks lawbreaking

JP Morgan Chase Bank signJPMorgan is on the verge of reaching a $13 billion settlement with the government, but the deal could be just one of many.The settlement, which has yet to be finalized, relates to mortgage-backed securities sold by JPMorgan and the firms it later purchased, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual.

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Finances Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:22:09 -0700
Answers to Quiz: Do You Know Your Financial Rights? http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/19513-quiz-answers-do-you-know-your-financial-rights-2013-08-12 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/19513-quiz-answers-do-you-know-your-financial-rights-2013-08-12
Banks mortgages student loans credit debt money transfers: Who is in your corner?

Answers to The Skanner's Quiz: do You Know Your Financial Rights? Debt, foreclosure, loans, credit, banks, consumer financial protection bureau: Who is in your corner?

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helen@theskanner.com (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Finances Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:44:33 -0700
Don't Let Bank Payday Exploit Seniors and Their Social Security Benefits http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18710-dont-let-bank-payday-exploit-seniors-and-their-social-security-benefits-2013-06-03 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18710-dont-let-bank-payday-exploit-seniors-and-their-social-security-benefits-2013-06-03
Federal banking regulators recently issued proposed rules and called for public comment on reining in bank payday lending

Responding to public concerns and new research, federal banking regulators recently issued proposed rules and called for public comment on reining in bank payday lending.


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Finances Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:07:25 -0700
Seniors Say, 'We Can't Afford Social Security Cuts' http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18160-seniors-say-we-cant-afford-social-security-cuts-2013-04-11 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18160-seniors-say-we-cant-afford-social-security-cuts-2013-04-11
President Obama recently proposed to reduce cost of living adjustments for Social Security

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- That sentiment was echoed again and again in scores of e-mails sent to CNNMoney about President Obama's proposal to reduce cost of living adjustments for Social Security.


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Finances Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:59:59 -0700
Obama Budget Breaks Social Security Pledge http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18115-obama-budget-breaks-social-security-pledge-2013-04-08 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/18115-obama-budget-breaks-social-security-pledge-2013-04-08
Social Security benefits for a typical middle-income 65-year-old would be about $136 less a year under the new indexing

Even before President Obama released his budget proposal this week for the next fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, preliminary details about his plan to effectively cut Social Security cost of living increases has caused a firestorm among supporters who now feel betrayed.

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Finances Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:11:07 -0700
New Pilot Program Will Help Underwater Homeowners Refinance http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/17728-new-pilot-program-will-help-underwater-homeowners-refinance-2013-03-04 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/17728-new-pilot-program-will-help-underwater-homeowners-refinance-2013-03-04
Help with arrears and mortgage payments also available

A new pilot program will help underwater homeowners refinance and take advantage of current lower interest rates. Other foreclosure prevention programs help with arrears and mortgage payments. 

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helen@theskanner.com (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Finances Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:45:17 -0800
Same-Sex Couples Denied Thousands in Social Security http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/17663-samesex-couples-denied-thousands-in-social-security-2013-02-26 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/17663-samesex-couples-denied-thousands-in-social-security-2013-02-26
Denial of benefits is a result of the federal government not recognizing gay marriage

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Many same-sex couples are losing out on thousands of dollars a year in Social Security benefits because the federal government doesn't recognize gay marriage, a new report finds.


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Finances Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:21:47 -0800
Raising the Social Security Retirement Age? Not All Public Policy Is Created Equal http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/16680-raising-the-social-security-retirement-age-not-all-public-policy-is-created-equal-2012-11-26 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/16680-raising-the-social-security-retirement-age-not-all-public-policy-is-created-equal-2012-11-26
Someone who is waiting tables, working in a nursing home, or doing private household work might not want, but need, to slow it down after 65

Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money.  One of the proposals is to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70.  After all, some argue, there is nothing magic about 65 or 67, so why not push the rate up to 70?


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Finances Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:17:20 -0800
Study Links Mutual Fund Decisions with Religion http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/15945-study-links-mutual-fund-decisions-with-religion-2012-09-26 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/15945-study-links-mutual-fund-decisions-with-religion-2012-09-26
Predominant religion in a community affects decision-making process of mutual fund managers

(CNN) -- Faith plays a major role in many Americans' lives, affecting their outlook on morality, politics and even -- according to a new study -- investing.

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Finances Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:00:25 -0700
Santorum: Trim Social Security Now Even If Painful http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12978-santorum-trim-social-security-now-even-if-painful-2012-01-08 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12978-santorum-trim-social-security-now-even-if-painful-2012-01-08
Santorum says changes should include a higher eligibility age to qualify for Social Security benefits, and tighter restrictions on benefits for upper-income people

KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Friday for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits, risking the wrath of older voters and countless others who balk at changes to the entitlement program.


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Finances Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:00:08 -0800
African American Homebuyers Fair Offered Help to Buy, Refinance Or Avoid Foreclosure http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12289-african-american-homebuyers-fair-offered-help-to-buy-refinance-or-avoid-foreclosure-2011-10-31 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12289-african-american-homebuyers-fair-offered-help-to-buy-refinance-or-avoid-foreclosure-2011-10-31
Sen. Merkeley says 'Take advantage of matching savings programs'

The African American Alliance for Homeownership, held its annual Homebuyers fair, Oct 29. The fair helps first-time homebuyers, homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure, and seniors facing repair bills.


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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis of The Skanner News) Finances Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:24:25 -0700
Bernanke Says Economic Recovery Close to Faltering http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12003-bernanke-says-economic-recovery-close-to-faltering-2011-10-04 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/12003-bernanke-says-economic-recovery-close-to-faltering-2011-10-04
Head of Federal Reserve points to poor job growth as biggest factor in struggle

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the economic recovery "is close to faltering" and the central bank is prepared to take further steps to support it.


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Finances Tue, 04 Oct 2011 09:35:58 -0700
Are You Ready? Event Aims to Bring Support Networks and Services to East Portland http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/11958-are-you-ready-2011-09-29 http://www.theskanner.com/news/finances/11958-are-you-ready-2011-09-29
Community event on families, youth, sex education, health, emergency preparedness and more...

Community event to educate residents on the importance of public health, emergency preparedness, mental health, and youth engagement. Many of our community members have been displaced from inner North and Northeast to East Portland.  Many of these residents formally of NE Portland now live out in the 122nd area and are unfamiliar with these services. This event offers greater outreach to these communities.  Come out and learn what resources are available

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Finances Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:02:07 -0700