Decisions made on the floor of Congress can have a significant impact on your financial life. From new legislation about student loans to changing regulations in credit reporting and debt collection, Debt.com is here to help you understand how what’s happening in Washington today will affect your bottom line tomorrow.
December 14, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Whichever version of this passes is going to suck, unless there’s a radical change of heart. And brain.
December 8, 2017 | Holden Miller
He’s got the prescription America needs.
November 29, 2017 | Holden Miller
The CFPB is a failure. But don’t blame Trump.
November 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He signed a law undoing consumer protections for class-action lawsuits against financial abuse.
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.
August 31, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
And we’re not getting any relief from Donald Trump.
August 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is mad, but is his anger misplaced?
July 27, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Democrats want to offer “A Better Deal,” but they’ll have to win a lot of seats first.
June 15, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
That sucks in the short-term, but it’s good for consumers in the long-term.
June 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.
June 8, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He wants the CFPB gutted, but also is “looking at” busting up big banks.
June 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The “student loan crisis” is so massive, we can’t even comprehend it anymore.
May 18, 2017 | Michael Koretzky
I didn’t vote for him, but I also don’t complain about him.
May 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
No, I’m not joking.
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.
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.
April 20, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Deregulating for its own sake is incredibly stupid — but potentially profitable for internet companies and identity thieves.
March 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He campaigned on not cutting entitlements, but conservatives think he has to.
March 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Republicans may hate it, but the courts — and even Mike Pence’s economist — don’t.
February 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
If Congress needs help helping people, it should look to these state legislators.
February 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
These desperate White House petitions aren’t getting much attention. Some of them deserve it.
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.
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.
October 6, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Here’s some nonpartisan perspective on the student loan crisis.
September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller
More managers are jumping onto the minimum wage train.
September 19, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A little-known student loan program for staffers could knock up to $60,000 off your debt.
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.