Does the right to collect still exist?
October 5, 2015 Dear Dave, If a credit card company has charged off a debt, can they still sell that debt to someone else who can come after it? I’m currently receiving calls about a debt that’s more than 20 years... more »»
OJ squeezed lower
October 3, 2015 Frozen orange juice futures fell to a three-year low this week under $1.05 per pound. Prices are dropping as the peak of hurricane season has passed, leaving Florida unscathed. more »»
October 3, 2015 The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. more »»
Don't box yourself in!
October 2, 2015 Dear Heloise: Recently, I RENTED A CAR. It wasn't until I received my final contract through email that I discovered I had been charged for the roadside service pla. more »»
Our Navy, our character
October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Navy’s operations, on which the sun never sets, are the nation’s nerve endings, connecting it with the turbulent world. more »»
After John Boehner, whither the GOP?
October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — It’s said that faith can move mountains. Perhaps Pope Francis moved House Speaker John Boehner to step down by urging Congress to break out of its partisan paralysi. more »»
Cleaning out the closet
October 2, 2015 It was announced this week that Tom Cruise will play the role of Jack Reacher in another film built around the Lee Child series of thrillers. more »»
Sometimes being a Mom is just:
October 1, 2015 Being a mom has been one of the most rewarding “jobs” I have ever had! I was a very young mom; I came home with this little bundle and instantly knew that this would be the most incredible job I... more »»
Media trust hits all-time low
October 1, 2015 Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. more »»
Jeb Bush blows it on race
October 1, 2015 The Republican Party has struggled for years to attract more voters of color. In a recent campaign appearance, candidate Jeb Bush offered yet another useful case study of how not to do it. more »»
It doesn’t erase your credit history
September 28, 2015 Dear Dave, I recently tried to cancel a credit card, and the customer service representative told me that doing this would cancel out my entire 14-year credit history. more »»
US and Catholicism in crisis
September 28, 2015 During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. more »»