Countrywide BofA is mailing settlement checks

Countrywide Financial Corp. has mailed checks for more than $3,000 to hundreds of Connecticut residents who lost or could lose their homes as a result of the company’s “abusive and unfair” home loan practices, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday. The payments are part of a previously announced, $8.4 billion, multistate settlement with Countrywide, now …

Changes in Credit Card Terms Can Make You See RED.

Lucky for my readers, I went to “Charm School”. If not for that I’d be foaming at the mouth and posting obscenities. Now I say, “That’s NICE.” I received changes in terms from my credit card provider. My periodic rate raised 5% for new purchases. That’s NICE. In September 2008 my periodic rate was 15.99%. …