Woodstock in the News

July 9, 2014
Credit unions have received a heightened profile over the past 12 months, but will they be a simple replacement for payday lenders?
July 9, 2014
Almost six years after the financial crisis, JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Bank of America face potential fines of around $12 billion each for their role in mortgage malfeasance. In the context of the damage done and the bailout money poured into banks; the fines are miniscule and won't even cover reparations in one or two blighted areas.
July 9, 2014
Almost six years after the financial crisis, JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Bank of America face fines of around $12 billion each for their role in mortgage malfeasance. In the context of the damage done and the bailout money poured into banks; the fines are miniscule and won’t even cover reparations in one or two blighted areas.
July 9, 2014

The government wants to make it easier for parents with flawed credit to take out loans to pay for their children’s college education. Currently the U.S. Department of Education rejects Parent PLUS loan applicants with debt payment delinquencies of 90 days or more within the past five years. A proposal would cut the period under scrutiny to two years and allow for almost $2,100 in bad debt, according to a department document released in May. In either case, applicants can be rejected for other problems, including a default, bankruptcy, or foreclosure during the past five years.

July 9, 2014
PEORIA — While pensions are still common for public workers, they’ve become a scarce commodity in the private sector.
July 9, 2014
PEORIA — While pensions are still common for public workers, they’ve become a scarce commodity in the private sector.
July 9, 2014
PEORIA — While pensions are still common for public workers, they’ve become a scarce commodity in the private sector. Fewer workers who retire from private business have the security blanket offered his or her public counterpart.
May 27, 2014
Parents whose financial standing disqualify them from most loans may have an easier time borrowing to pay their children’s college costs under a U.S. government proposal to ease credit standards.
May 27, 2014
Parents whose financial standing disqualify them from most loans may have an easier time borrowing to pay their children’s college costs under a U.S. government proposal to ease credit standards.
May 27, 2014
Johnson-Crapo plan could slash access to government-backed mortgages

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