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Richard Cordray quizzes American's about their financial health (illustrated)

More Than 40 Percent of Americans Can’t Pay Their Bills

September 28, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

If Donald Trump wants an easy win, promote financial literacy. It really does make a difference, according to the CFPB.

Donald Trump kicks student loan borrowers when they're down (illustrated)

We’re Paying Off Student Loans More Slowly Than Ever

August 31, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

And we’re not getting any relief from Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump?

Does Debt.com Hate President Trump?

August 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is mad, but is his anger misplaced?

Man walks along a political fork in the road (illustration)

3 Financial Ideas Democrats Hope Will Win Back Congress

July 27, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Democrats want to offer “A Better Deal,” but they’ll have to win a lot of seats first.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch points his gavel dramatically (illustrated)

Neil Gorsuch Sides with Debt Collectors in His First Ruling

June 15, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

That sucks in the short-term, but it’s good for consumers in the long-term.

student loan debt collection

How The Government Adds To Student Loan Debt When It Tries To Lower It

June 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.

A look at the key aspects of the Financial Choice Act legislation on a mobile app (illustrated)

Where Does Trump Stand on Financial Reform?

June 8, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

He wants the CFPB gutted, but also is “looking at” busting up big banks.

Graduates stare at a tsunami of student loan debt (illustrated)

Student Loans: Too Big to Fail? Or Too Much to Succeed?

June 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

The “student loan crisis” is so massive, we can’t even comprehend it anymore.

A giant rump imposingly looks at members of Congress (illustrated)

Trump Is Good For America Now – And Even Better Later

May 18, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

I didn’t vote for him, but I also don’t complain about him.

Donald Trump does a 100 days victory dance (illustrated)

All the Great Things Trump Did for Me In 100 Days

May 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

No, I’m not joking.

Donald Trump gestures at a chaotic scene in Venezuela (illustrated)

Trump Can’t Ruin America

April 27, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

No matter what you think about Donald Trump, there are hard limits to how much he can reshape politics and the economy. Look no further than the crisis in Venezuela.

Uncle Sam is a two-faced monster when it comes to tax debt (illustrated)

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.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence snoop on you in the privacy of your home (illustrated)

Trump Is Stealing Your Internet Privacy

April 20, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Deregulating for its own sake is incredibly stupid — but potentially profitable for internet companies and identity thieves.

Donald Trump juggles piggy banks representing Social Security (illustrated)

Can Trump Keep His Promise To Leave Social Security Alone?

March 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

He campaigned on not cutting entitlements, but conservatives think he has to.

Donald Trump fights consumers in a boxing ring as the CFPB jumps in (illustrated)

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.

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell search for good legislative ideas (illustrated)

5 Smart Pieces of State Debt Legislation

February 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

If Congress needs help helping people, it should look to these state legislators.

Parents, veterans, and other Americans drop their petitions into the White House (illustrated)

Financial Issues Real Americans Want Trump to Solve

February 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

These desperate White House petitions aren’t getting much attention. Some of them deserve it.

Betsy DeVos rides a bear and flings education vouchers everywhere (illustrated)

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.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama in Uncle Sam Outfits pitch their student loan repayment plans to a recent graduate (illustrated)

Trump Could Be Great for Your Student Loan Debt

January 19, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Or he could be horrible. That’s why I just applied for a new repayment plan while I still can.

Debt.com's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Democrats and Republicans are both wrong on student loans

October 6, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s some nonpartisan perspective on the student loan crisis.

Fast food workers may see wage increase soon

Employers want a higher minimum wage

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

More managers are jumping onto the minimum wage train.

congress' student loan program

Congress will help with your student loans — if you work for them

September 19, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A little-known student loan program for staffers could knock up to $60,000 off your debt.

Uncle Sam seems to be the only one who knows what taxes pay for.

Most Americans have no idea what taxes pay for

March 24, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

The percentage of Americans who understand government spending is smaller than the percentage of tax money spent on national defense.