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June 2014

SunTrust to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mortgage abuse charges

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has agreed Tuesday to pay $968 million to settle charges of mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. The joint agreement is the result of investigations by federal agencies – including the Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – and... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers write about retirement, midlife, summer, and sports

Amy Blitchok of the Modern Senior is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #360. In mid-June, my whole life right now seems to be taken up with pruning my 40 rhododendrons. Although I’ve hired a forester-blogging friend to help me, it’s still a big job. While I... Read more →


Recall of the Week: Toyota issues second recall for defective air bags that could rupture and blast out metal fragments

Photo: IFCAR Toyota is recalling more than 844,000 vehicles to address a safety defect in the front passenger air bag inflator. It may produce excessive pressure causing the inflator to rupture when the air bag is deployed. During a crash, the ruptured inflator could blast out metal fragments that have... Read more →


Operators of cramming scheme agree to give up $10 million in assets to settle FTC charges

The operators of a massive mobile cramming scheme have agreed to surrender more than $10 million in assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, including the contents of bank accounts; real estate in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Chicago; cars; and jewelry. Cramming unauthorized charges on consumers’ phone bills is... Read more →


Baby boomers, seniors want to age in place, but study shows they’re not taking steps to remain independent as they age

Most people want to live in their own homes as they get older, but most don’t plan to take the necessary steps to ensure they can maintain their desired lifestyle. While 96 percent of respondents in a survey say it’s important to be as independent as possible as they get... Read more →


How to find great deals on Father’s Day gifts

It can be tough to find just the right gift for dad. DealNews offers suggestions for finding deals in categories that often appeal to dads. They include: Tools: Look for items under $10 and save up to 70% Last year DealNews saw deals on hand tool sets, with some markdowns... Read more →


Father’s Day facts and figures for 2014

Although the idea of Father's Day was conceived in 1909 by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., to honor her father, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm, it wasn’t until 1966 that Pres. Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June... Read more →


Baby boomer bloggers writing about health and life’s adventures

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #359. Carter’s roundup is called the Donald Duck Edition to mark the 80th Anniversary of the creation of the cartoon character Donald Duck. In 1934, Walt Disney decided Mickey Mouse needed a... Read more →