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Navient agrees to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debt as part of multi-state settlement over predatory lending

Student loan servicer Navient has agreed to cancel $1.7 billion in debt owed by more than 66,000 borrowers throughout the nation and pay more than $140 million in penalties to settle charges of abusive lending practices. The $1.85 billion settlement with 39 state attorneys general was announced Thursday. Read more →


Adult portable bed rails sold by Essential Medical Supply are being recalled after one entrapment death

Essential Medical Supply is recalling about 272,000 adult portable bed rails. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious entrapment hazard and risk of death by asphyxiation. Read more →


Another company recalls adult portable bed rails after three die from suffocation

Compass Health Brands is recalling about 104,900 portable bed rails in the United States and 110 in Canada. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. Read more →


As the holidays draw to a close, it’s time to think about 2022

For me, my holiday celebration ended early. My daughters came for a Christmas celebration in early December, Lisa from Madrid and Mona from Sacramento. We had such a great time; a fabulous Christmas dinner Dec. 4 and opening presents Dec. 5. Read more →


Adult portable bed rails are being recalled by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare after two deaths

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is recalling about 496,100 adult portable bed rails in the United States, 68,000 in Canada, and 119 units in Mexico. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. Read more →


Do research carefully before you buy or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan during open enrollment for 2022

It’s that time of year again. Advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans are flooding my mailbox and email. I’m even getting phone calls about the plans. And, every time I turn on the TV, there’s another ad about Medicare Advantage, with infomercials to be tolerated, too. Read more →


Bloggers getting ready for the holidays and other things

To get ready for my holiday company, I spent the afternoon – and into the evening – organizing my garage. Why? When I’m cleaning up and getting my house in order, it’s helpful to move things out into the garage. Read more →


Learn about senior financial abuse during National Family Caregivers Month

Up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is at least $36.5 billion. A guide to help family members and friends of people living in nursing homes and assisted living learn how to prevent and report elder financial abuse is available from the CFPB. Read more →


Emotions and vulnerable moments make people more susceptible to fraud, study shows

Nine in 10 Americans experienced a fraud attempt in 2020, with one in seven losing money to a scam. Consumers reported losing more than $3.4 billion to fraud in 2020, according to a fraud database. However, since the vast majority of frauds aren’t reported, the amount lost is likely much higher. Read more →