Is Neil Gorsuch an anti-liberal villain like Scalia?

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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All the Great Things Trump Did for Me In 100 Days

May 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

No, I’m not joking.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.