It seems that Houstonians are getting pretty darn comfortable swiping that plastic at the register again. So comfortable, in fact, that Houston has become the top city in the United States for rising credit card debt. We've finally made it onto the top of a list for something other than pollution, t ... More >>
Gary Elkins: State Rep, payday lender.Payday lending, where lower-income, lesser-educated, financially strapped people get some instant cash but sometimes end up paying 500 percent interest, is an industry ripe for some regulating, you would think. But that's why you're not a member of the T ... More >>
We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?
The Bank on Houston program, founded by City Controller Annise Parker in conjunction with area banks, credit unions and nonprofit organizations, says it's boasted early success. In three months 10,264 new accounts were opened; the goal for the entire first year was 10,000.People putting their money ... More >>
Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be
Payday lenders take care of you till your check comes in, and for a long time after
Rent-to-own stores, pawnshops, payday lenders -- it's hope for sale, with interest