Debt

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Facebook Use Linked To Increased Weight, Credit Card Debt New Study Finds

Spending time on Facebook could leave users with an increased waistline, and decreased self-control, according to a new study.

12/17/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (D-San Francisco). (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Pelosi Says ‘No Time To Waste’ On National Debt

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said there is “No time to waste” in reaching an agreement to reduce national debt.

11/27/2012

A collection notice with Alameda County District Attorney letterhead. (CBS)

Bay Area DA’s Offices Outsource To Collect Big From Bad Check Writers

Bouncing a check has never been a good thing to do, and in a strange twist of irony where people are writing few and fewer of them—the penalty for writing a bad one might be harsher than it was before.

11/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.

10/22/2012

Visa credit cards

ConsumerWatch: Credit Counseling Firm Refunds Up-Front Fee

An Arizona-based debt reduction firm that charged a Bay Area couple an up-front fee of nearly $1,300 for its services has refunded the money, after a CBS 5 ConsumerWatch volunteer contacted the business.

07/18/2012

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Debt Dispute Leads To Stabbing In SF Pacific Heights

A man was stabbed in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood late Wednesday night after confronting another man over a debt owed to him, police said Thursday.

05/31/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Old Credit Debt Surprises Consumer

Unpaid debts can come back to haunt consumers, even if they think that the statute of limitations has passed.

03/27/2012

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