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  • This really might be the end of ITT. Shares of ITT Educational Services, one of the largest operators of for-profit technical schools, plummeted 35 percent to an all-time low Thursday on news of the Department of Education decision to curtail the company’s access to…
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  • Just hang up on phone scammers. One of the most insidious scams out there involves criminals impersonating IRS officials and threatening people with arrests or lawsuits for fictitious tax debt.
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  • Getting a new mortgage after a foreclosure. Dear Liz: Is it true that we can't refinance our home until seven years after a foreclosure? We lost a rental property six years ago. Our credit scores now are in the 740 range, and…
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  • Social Security retreats from cellphone-based online security. Never mind — at least, for now. That’s what the Social Security Administration told those with online “mySocialSecurity” accounts, two weeks after announcing that they would be required to have cellphones to receive security code…
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  • How Millennials became spooked by credit cards. Some older Americans have also been shedding credit card debt since the financial crisis that began in 2008. But for no other age group has the decline in the proportion holding credit card debt been…
 

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