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, is here to help you understand how what’s happening in Washington today will affect your bottom line tomorrow.

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Trump student loan plan

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.