Ask the Expert: Jump On The Trump Train?

March 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader wants to dive into the stock market and clean up. But is he making a mess?

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God’s Gift to Jobs? Time to Prove It

March 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Here’s a quick look at employment stats to put the first jobs numbers of the Trump administration into context — and what we can expect.

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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 Makes Hispanic Democrats Fear for Their Finances

February 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Hispanics expect the economy to continue improving, but not because of the president.

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

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President Obama Created President Trump. But Not Like Liberals Think.

January 18, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s a theory with something for everyone — to hate.

The Trump Effect

3 Weird Markets Trump Has Already Changed

January 12, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

The Donald’s business ties, Twitter tantrums and fickle personality will shake up a lot of markets — but I bet you didn’t expect these

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We Should’ve Watched the Chia Pets

November 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

You may have been too busy reading actual news to notice that the Chia Poll accurately predicted the outcome of the presidential election.

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What will President Trump do to our finances?

November 9, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

It’s finally over. But what now? Here’s a quick look at some of the things Trump has promised to achieve that’ll change your bottom line — if they get past Congress.

All these election polls show a clear loser — Americans

November 8, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

They’re not about who becomes president, they’re about everything else.

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Presidential politics might scare people into buying more insurance

November 7, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Political decisions impact most businesses, but here’s a surprising one getting a boost: life insurance.

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What Clinton and Trump Supporters Have In Common

November 1, 2016 | Dori Zinn

There is more that unites us than divides us when it comes to money

Older, Less Educated, And Coupon-Loving Americans Favor Trump

October 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

While educated, younger crowd flocks to Clinton

What About the Financial Issues the Candidates Aren’t Debating?

October 19, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Americans, like always, care most about the economy and how it helps or hurts them. Why aren’t we hearing more about it?

Who’s the Biggest Danger to Your Dollars?

September 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans are more concerned with who our next president is than literally any other national economic crisis right now, including terrorism.

What If You Could Vote with Your Gut Instead of Your Brain?

August 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Voting is hard. Eating and drinking are easy. Maybe that’s why 7-Eleven sells politics-themed coffee — and we think other chains could do the same…

How The Presidential Candidates Plan To Take On Student Loan Debt

August 24, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Find out how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would handle your student loans, whether you’re a current student, struggling graduate, or someone who hasn’t taken classes yet

What Would It Cost to Forgive Everybody’s Debt?

August 17, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Here are 10 ways American could come up with the money to pay off everybody’s debt in collections… not that we recommend doing that.

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Are Trump and Clinton Supporters Actually That Different?

August 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most supporters of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have credit card debt.

Can You Find Love Through Politics?

July 19, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

I tried out five political dating sites so you don’t have to

Campaign debt can outlast a presidency

May 11, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Would you believe that President Obama’s campaign committee is still in debt? If a president can’t pay off his debts in a timely fashion, what about all the other could-have-beens?

Trump’s supporters have better credit than Clinton’s

May 6, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Give credit where it’s due. Two surveys show people voting for Trump aren’t stupid — at least when it comes to money.

Where you should move when Trump wins

April 13, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

We’re not saying it will happen. We’re just saying you should be ready.

Nobody's fixing Obamacare

Obamacare sucks and nobody wants to fix it

April 6, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

If you were fine before Obamacare, you’re probably fine now. If not, you may be even worse off.

The Republican Party’s worst-case scenario? A close Trump loss

March 14, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s why it’s important that Donald Trump doesn’t lose the 2016 election by a hair.

The first 100 days of the 2016 presidency

How will the first 100 days of the next presidency affect you?

March 5, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Using things the candidates have actually said or promised, we can peer into the future of domestic policy and how it could affect your wallet.

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On financial issues, your party matters less

February 2, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

The top issue for voter of all stripes is putting the “me” back in economy

Which candidate will improve your finances the most?

January 29, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Which presidential candidate has the best policy ideas for your bottom line? Here’s who Americans think will benefit their personal economy in 2016.

Why I'm voting for Donald Trump

Why I’m voting for Donald Trump

January 22, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Donald Trump is the only candidate that can get Congress back in working order. But probably not the way you think.