BofA Tortures My Sister With Mortgage Hoops

BofA Tortures My Sister With Mortgage Hoops

Hilary shares the struggles her sister is undergoing to close on a house with a mortgage through Bank of America. The closing date has been delayed and the loan officials keep demanding more paperwork and explanations of bank transactions. [More]

FAA Missing Info On 119,000 Planes

FAA Missing Info On 119,000 Planes

The FAA says its records are in such disarray that its afraid that criminals could buy planes “without the government’s knowledge” or use the registration numbers of other planes. The agency has ordered all aircraft owners to re-register. [More]

What Financial Paperwork Can You Safely Toss?

What Financial Paperwork Can You Safely Toss?

Do you have a mountain of more than a year’s worth of credit-card bills, ATM receipts, and pay stubs? Hanging on to every scrap of paper is not just a fire hazard. It could take you days instead of minutes to get the information you need for a tax preparer, a financial planner, or an attorney. If you’re the victim of a fire, flood, or theft, locating the data you need to file a claim will just add to your stress. And if something happens to you, loved ones will have a hard time finding your medical power of attorney, insurance papers, and accounts. [More]

Fun Summer Project: Get Your Tax Records In Order!

Fun Summer Project: Get Your Tax Records In Order!

Inc. magazine has published a list of tips on how to get your home business tax documentation in order right now, so next year’s tax filing will be trouble free. Sure, this isn’t the most exciting staycation idea ever, but on the other hand anything you can do at home you can do in your underwear with a six pack of beer. I should really become a motivational speaker. [More]

Brooklyn Judge Rejects Improperly Documented Foreclosure Motions, Shocks Banking Industry

Brooklyn Judge Rejects Improperly Documented Foreclosure Motions, Shocks Banking Industry

There’s a judge in Brooklyn, NY, who has tossed out nearly half of the foreclosure cases brought before him over the past year, because the lenders have such messy paper trails that they can’t prove ownership anymore.

CVS Can't Get Its Billing Straight, Tells Patient He Has To Pay For His Own Kidney Transplant Meds

CVS Can't Get Its Billing Straight, Tells Patient He Has To Pay For His Own Kidney Transplant Meds

Chris has to take the immunosuppressant drug Prograf because of a kidney transplant, and it costs nearly $300 for a one month supply. Yesterday, he found out that someone at CVS corporate has instructed his local pharmacist to start billing him directly, apparently because his secondary insurer hasn’t been paying for nearly two years.

Make The Bank Prove It Really Owns Your Mortgage Before You Let Them Toss You Out

Make The Bank Prove It Really Owns Your Mortgage Before You Let Them Toss You Out

We’ve written about this before, but as more and more people face foreclosure (last year’s foreclosures totaled 2.3 million, according to the AP) its a good time to remind people of this strategy.

Cut Your Hand At Kmart? The Manager Will Provide Paperwork Instead Of Help

Cut Your Hand At Kmart? The Manager Will Provide Paperwork Instead Of Help

Renew Your Passports Now, Because 2008 Could Be Worse

Renew Your Passports Now, Because 2008 Could Be Worse

Despite all the much-publicized delays with passport applications this year, the government has announced that they’ll still be unprepared for the onslaught of applications come 2008, so if you know you’ll need a new/renewed passport you should apply now during the slow season. In January, the land and sea portion of the new passport law goes into effect, requiring everyone who travels to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean to show proof of citizenship.

Financial Records: Keep or Toss?

• Sales receipts for minor purchases, after you’ve satisfactorily used the item and if it has no warranty.

You mean we don’t need this Ruby Tuesday’s receipt from 1997? —MEGHANN MARCO