Donald Trump shows off his best presidential qualities, like caring about money for himself (illustrated)

Trump Supporters Say These Financial Traits Make Him Great

August 17, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Ethics and concern for the poor are not among them.

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Does Debt.com Hate President Trump?

August 16, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is mad, but is his anger misplaced?

Partisan issues should not affect small business owners

Small Business Isn’t A Partisan Issue

August 7, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s proof that small business has no political party ties.

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.

A geographical color-coded depiction of the U.S. ranking states by consumer credit

Why Do Trump Voters Have Worse Credit Than Democrats?

June 29, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

States that voted for Trump have fewer credit cards, lower balances, and a worse understanding of money.

The stock market continues to rise and break records, but are Trump and the stock market a match made in Heaven?

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?

Donald Trump presses the magic jobs button (illustrated)

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

A giant Trump looms over the New York skyline with his foot about to crush the CFPB on a small boat (illustrated)

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

Barack Obama puts Donald Trump through a meat grinder (illustrated)

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.

Donald Trump mints a coin in his own image (illustrated)

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.

What the Oval Office will look like after the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, including a bust of himself, gold drapes and a golden T painting (illustrated)

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.

Americans and Nate Silver fret over the economic effects of a Trump or Clinton presidency on car buying and other important consumer expensesWhat the Oval Office will look like after the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, including a bust of himself, gold drapes and a golden T painting (illustrated)

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.

A giant red, white, and blue cobra representing the 2016 election looms over a man cowering in front of a gravestone (illustrated)

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.

The United States flag and electoral map are made of money (illustrated)

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

Donald Trump races to the finish line against silhouettes (illustrated)

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

October 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

While educated, younger crowd flocks to Clinton

A giant Republican elephant piggy bank gives itself coins next to a small Democratic donkey piggy bank (illustrated)

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?

If the paperwork from your school loan servicers has you grabbing your hair, you may need assistance with student loan debt

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.

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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…

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand at podiums debating each other's policies on student loans (illustrated)

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

A college graduation cap and dollar sign tassel with a degree wrapped in a price tag (illustrated)

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.

A woman browses a Canadian lumberjack's dating profile as she thinks about how to escape Donald Trump's presidency (illustrated)

Can You Find Love Through Politics?

July 19, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

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

Newt Gingrich begs for money in front of a bus stop (illustration)

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?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wave to the crowd on a debate stage as consumers cheer (illustrated)

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.

An astronaut floats out of Earth's orbit as a nuclear bomb detonates in the United States (illustration)

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.

A man rages about Obamacare (illustration)

Why Obamacare Sucks And Nobody Wants To Fix It

April 6, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

If you were fine before Obamacare, you’re probably fine now. Otherwise, here’s why Obamacare sucks for millions of Americans like me.

Donald Trump races to the finish line against silhouettes (illustrated)

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, showing what the Oval Office would look like for each potential president (illustration)

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.

The United States flag and electoral map are made of money (illustrated)

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

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders stand behind a pile of money against a backdrop of the U.S. electoral map (illustrated)

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.

Donald Trump stands in front of a Republican and a Democrat (illustrated)

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.