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United finally does right by service members who are flying pets

United Airlines found out the hard way that you don't mess with our brave fighting men and women -- especially when it comes to their pets! Here's how this one played out: At certain duty stations overseas where their families can go with them, service members are also allowed to ...

Free FICO scores for military personnel

Free FICO scores for military personnel

Clark has a special place in his heart for the brave men and women in our armed forces. And now he's learned of a way for active duty personnel to see their real FICO score online for free.

Free FICO credit score available to active duty military personnel

I have a special place in my heart for the brave men and women in our armed forces. And now, I have word of a new way that active duty personnel can see their real true FICO score for free online. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which oversees the ...

Military warned about new slew of scams

You would think our military would get an exemption from scamsters. But the crooks don't discriminate and will gladly try to take the brave men and women who protect our freedoms abroad. Here's a quick hitlist of some of the top rip-offs aimed at members of our military: • "Instant ...

Big banks reviewing military foreclosures for compliance

In a continuing saga, a new report from federal regulators finds 10 big banks may have illegally foreclosed on the homes of some 5,000 military members while they were deployed overseas. The report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency reveals that half of all the possibly illegal ...

Banks in hot seat for illegal military foreclosures

Banks that were illegally foreclosing on homes owned by members of our military deployed overseas have been fully exposed in Washington. I'm happy to report there's a renewed focus on this issue thanks to hearings before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Here's a rundown of what's been going on ...

Wells Fargo to do refunds for 60,000 veterans ripped off on refinances

Do the nation's banks have it in for the military is it just a coincidence? It seems there's been a scandal a week involving banks breaking the laws of the United States to the great detriment of our brave military men and women. First, you had Chase illegally foreclosing on ...

Chase Bank apologizes over military foreclosure debacle

Recently, I ate up Chase Bank on the air over their involvement in illegally foreclosing on homes owned by deployed military personnel. At the time, I was so irate that I lost my train of thought on air and had to step back to breathe before continuing. I appreciate through ...

Banks illegally foreclosing on military families' homes during deployment

Chase Bank is at the center of an unfolding national scandal, showing unbelievably unpatriotic behavior in illegally foreclosing on homes owned by deployed military personnel. This is against the law since the revision to the Service Members Civil Relief Act in 2003. Yet Chase repeatedly did this, in spite of ...

The importance of active duty alerts, credit freezes for military personnel

When I was a civilian employee for the Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War, I joined Pentagon Federal Credit Union. Pen Fed is now a huge organization with some 1 million customers made up of active duty military, former military and even civilians. Unfortunately, Pen Fed has ...

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