Derek Henry Walker II

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Judge tosses Ocwen home inspection lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing <b>Ocwen Financial</b> (OCN) of fraudulently billing hundreds of thousands of homeowners for …

Housing

The Advantages of Buying a Home at the End of the Month

Some unlikely ways you can save money.<p>Most people are aware of the housing market's seasonality. March and April are generally the hottest months for …

Personal Finance

Buying a House: How Much Can You Afford?

In 2008, MaKenna Grae* and her husband prequalified for a $2 million mortgage. The couple was stunned. They had never expected to buy a home with a …

Our Dream House Was a Money Pit

Here's how we dug ourselves out of a financial mess.<p>Once upon a time purchasing a home landed at the very top of my bucket list.<p>At 25 years old it …

Real Estate

How FIFA Makes (And Spends) Its Money

Following today's <b>"successful" vote confirming Sepp Blatter's 5th term</b> running the farce called FIFA, and amid soccer's governing body being …

Corruption

Who advises overnight lottery millionaires?

<b>On Wednesday, one winner scooped the quadruple rollover National Lottery jackpot of more than £13.5m.</b><p>With a perfect match of winning numbers - 12, 27, 28, 39, 41 and 48 - the ticket holder was immediately launched into the exclusive club of the UK's ultra-rich.<p>That, according to those who assist …

Finance

How to Save $100,000 By the Time You’re 30

You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is about two siblings who want to have a comfortable retirement — let’s make them sisters for this article’s purposes.<p>The first sister starts saving in her 20s and manages to save …

Exclusive: Stifel in lead to buy Barclays' U.S. wealth unit - sources | Reuters

(Reuters) - Investment bank Stifel Financial Corp (SF.N) is in advanced negotiations to acquire Barclays Plc’s (BARC.L) U.S wealth management unit, according to three people familiar with the situation.<p>A view of the exterior of the Barclays U.S. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of …

Brokerage

Week Ahead: May Jobs Report and Trade Data

The May jobs report is the highlight of next week’s economic calendar as economists ponder whether the U.S. labor market is regaining some of the momentum of late last year.<p>The report from the Labor Department, due out Friday, is expected to show that about 200,000 jobs were created in May and that …

Book Review: Forty-Two Reasons Why I Must Have a Motorcycle…Honey

As motorcyclists we face the daunting — often daily — task of trying to explain the reason we must ride a motorcycle to those who don’t. We face …