Uncle Sam turns nasty with IRS debt collection practices

Want to Collect Debts for the IRS? The Bar Is Pretty Low

April 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

The IRS will use private debt collectors who have failed before, including one the federal government is already suing for ripping consumers off.

Why the CFPB Still Has a Fighting Chance

March 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Republicans may hate it, but the courts — and even Mike Pence’s economist — don’t.

Betsy DeVos

25 Things I Learned About Betsy DeVos By Reading Her Own Words

February 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Secretary of Education responded (sort of) to more than 140 Congressional questions beyond her confirmation hearing. But nobody talked about it.

Is Neil Gorsuch an anti-liberal villain like Scalia?

What Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Could Mean for Your Finances

February 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Neil M. Gorsuch is a lot like Justice Antonin Scalia — except for one big thing.

Will Trump Wreck the Greatest Federal Agency?

January 26, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

He’s hiring people that hate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and pledged to tear up post-recession banking regulations

Best prepaid cards

Federal Consumer Protections Coming to Prepaid Cards in 2017

December 26, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Prepaid cards are finally getting some of the protections all their plastic cousins have.

student loan deferment

A New Way to Figure Out How To Pay Less on Your Student Loans?

May 10, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

The federal government tries something novel: clarity.

Are 30-year mortgage rates better?

4 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You When You Get a Mortgage

August 11, 2015 | Debt.com

They won’t tell you, but we will.

How I finally beat the bank.

I finally beat the bank that took all my money!

May 21, 2014 | Angela Colley

My bank suddenly closed my checking account and didn’t return my money. I got it all back. Here’s how.

You can get student loan help to reduce your payments

Why Student Loans Can Cost You a Job – and 5 Ways to Get Student Loan Help

March 10, 2014 | Monica Victor

I took out student loans so I could get a job. Now my student loans might prevent me from getting a job.