Americans are often portrayed as being fiscally studious, but a new poll shows that isn't the case.
Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by banks in June, the latest sign that the nation is shaking off its housing bust hangover.
With interest rates bumping along below 1 percent, it's tempting to hire a CD broker to find you a better rate. But going that route comes with some risks.
To create a public service announcement about the threat of identity theft, Belgian banks allegedly hijacked a real person's life. The resulting ad, you've just got to see.
A top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official testified before a House committee Tuesday about why the agency is gathering financial data on millions of Americans.
A publicly accessible IRS database of political groups accidentally published the Social Security numbers of thousands of people associated with them.
Federal prosecutors want a Venezuelan-American financier to hand over a large tax refund while he awaits sentencing in a massive Connecticut-based fraud scheme.
The identity theft prevention industry has long been defined by its twin bad habits of overpromising and underdelivering. Now, it's working to clean up its act.
A couple got more than they expected after placing an online order with retailer Banana Republic: confidential files of 20 former employees, including Social Security numbers.
The Supreme Court once again ruled in favor of binding arbitration clauses, putting another nail in the coffin of class-action lawsuits.
Identity theft has exploded since the turn of the millennium, with more than six times as many victims as in 2000. But the situation's far worse in some places than in others.
Chrysler says it will recall 2.7 million older Jeep models to repair fuel tanks after initially fighting a recall request from U.S. regulators.
A new report reveals Walmart got clothes from Bangladesh factories it supposedly cut ties with -- again. Here's why it's hard for even retailers to know who made your clothes.
A battle between grocers and potato growers has been silently hitting the pocketbooks of consumers.
A group of hackers and identity thieves illegally obtained log-in credentials for customers of 15 financial firms and payment services, stealing millions, authorities say.
U.S. consumer sentiment retreated this month after reaching its highest in nearly six years in May, as household optimism about employment and housing faded slightly.
Innovation in consumer products is a good thing, right? But sometimes innovation is too good -- and consumers end up paying the price. Case in point: your laundry detergent.
People are always on the lookout for scams. How exactly do you sell something that is "too good to be true?" Here are 13 things that look like scams but are actually great.
Changing your password? Shredding your mail? What are the most important techniques for ensuring your online security?
In 2008, respectedReserve Primary Fund "broke the buck" and investors lost money they thought was totally safe. Now, the SEC wants to prevent a repeat.
Consumer Reports says extended warranties are always a waste of your money. The Harvard Business Review's Rafi Mohammed disagrees.
Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide.
Toyota is recalling about 242,000 of its Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles due to problems with their braking systems.
Chrysler is refusing a request by regulators to recall about 2.7 million Jeeps to fix fuel tanks that could leak and cause fires. The automaker says the SUVs are safe.