Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

President Obama Comes to NYC, Wall Street Reacts

Joe Bel Bruno and I report from the front lines of President Obama's visit to Lower Manhattan.



Saturday, April 17, 2010

More on the Case of the 400 Pounds of Student-Loan Data

As previously reported, officials are looking into what's believed to be the largest-ever compromise of student loan borrower data. More details have emerged, but questions still remain.


If you were impacted or have any questions, drop me a line.

Reader comment of choice: WSJ blog seems to be the only place where anybody really knows what the hell is going on.

Always happy to help!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Who Says You Can't Be Immortalized in the Age of the iPad?

From an ad in Tuesday's Personal Journal for the WSJ iPad app:



OMG! The lower right-hand corner! It's my story! (Hat tip to an observant Amir!)



Monday, April 05, 2010

The Bank of Mom and Dad Closes

Downwardly mobile families: another product of this recession.


We explore the changes in family finances on today's front page. The decrease in household wealth comes at a time when a younger generation faces an increasingly steep price tag for higher education.

I know I say this all the time, but this story would never have happened without reader input. Thanks to all those who took the time to be interviewed, weigh in.


Friday, April 02, 2010

Fridays with FreeCreditReport.com

For years, consumer journalists have screamed at the top of our collective lungs: ANNUALCreditReport.com is the place to get your free credit report. Period.


In recent years, a host of "free" sites have popped up. The Federal Trade Commission fired back, and today you can read my newsy take about what the new rules are for sites like FreeCreditReport.com. Weaves in the law, recent industry chatter and happenings on the Hill.

But don't turn that dial just yet! I also chatted with Eric Violette, the star of the now-famous controversial advertisements. We learn he has good credit and a French-Canadian accent.