Personal finance from around the web:
- A 46-year-old Pittsburgh woman is suing Bank of America for mistakenly repossessing her home and confiscating her prized pet parrot. The woman’s mortgage was up to date, but she says it took her a week to recover her beloved bird and six weeks to get BofA to clean up the mess it left. As foreclosures rise, mistakes like this become more frequent, experts say. [ABC News]
- A financial reform bill will be released on Monday, says Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. [WSJ.com]
- Meanwhile, the proposed federal consumer protection agency may exempt some of those who need to be regulated the most: payday lenders, pawn brokers, car dealers and other non-bank lenders. [The Washington Post]
- You can watch all the TV you want — without having to pay for cable. A little technical expertise and the Internet are all you need. [The New York Times]
- Everybody knows how important it is to diversify your investments. But don’t stop there: Put some thought into diversifying your income. [Five Cent Nickel]
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