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Regime Change At CFPB

Regime Change At CFPB

The first major blow has been dealt to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with President Donald Trump putting in place his choice for acting director. Presumably, he will also have his choice of permanent replacement as well.

In Defense Of Big Ideas

Scott Van Voorhis’s recent comments about the North-South Rail Link repeat, sadly, the typical Boston cliché about big ideas – they are risky, cost too much and we Bostonians prefer to live in a broken-down city rather than dream big, or heavens-to-Betsy, spend serious money.

Equifax Breach Already Taking A Toll On Consumers

Equifax Breach Already Taking A Toll On Consumers

he scenario that personal finance and credit experts feared most about the heist of consumer data from Equifax may already be underway: Criminals are using the stolen information to apply for mortgages, credit cards, student loans, tapping into bank debit accounts, filing insurance claims and racking up substantial debts, according to a major new class-action suit.

The Kids Are All Right

If the blogosphere is to be believed, the Millennial generation is comprised of lazy, selfish, unfocused nitwits addicted to their smartphones.

In Defense Of The Open House

In Defense Of The Open House

If there was a lead generation program that cost nothing, that resulted in more closed listing transactions than all the real estate lead generation, MLS and brokerage websites combined, and that allowed you to do a face-to-face presentation with “right now buyers and sellers,” would you use it? If you answered yes, it’s time to revisit the open house.

I Sued My Landlord And All I Got Was My Lousy Security Deposit

I Sued My Landlord And All I Got Was My Lousy Security Deposit

In the case of Phillips v. Equity Residential Management LLC, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered whether the Massachusetts residential security deposit statute calls for a tenant to be awarded three times his security deposit and his attorneys’ fees, rather than just his security deposit, when his landlord violates the documentation requirements of the statute.

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