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A New Consumer Protection Agenda for Working Families

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Rep. John K. Delaney

Our Expanding Rent-to-Own Protections Act would ensure that rent-to-own customers receive the same level of protections that other consumers enjoy.

U.S. Consumer Agency To Toughen Regulations On Debt Collectors

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. watchdog for consumer finances unveiled on Thursday a major proposal to toughen regulation of the multibillion-dollar ...

What Is Your State Of Financial Well-Being?

MoneyTips | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business

What does the phrase "financial well-being" mean to you? Does it mean having enough money to get by? Having all the money that you desire? Achieving a certain dollar threshold? Different people may have different definitions in mind.

The Obama Administration Cracks Down On Payday Lenders

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

For the first time, there will soon be broad rules protecting U.S. borrowers from being stuck in a spiral of debt from loans that typically have rates...

Elizabeth Warren: "I Always Poked at the Things That Scared Me Most."

Beth Kobliner | Posted 09.30.2016 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Warren took a break from laying waste to a certain Republican presidential hopeful on social media and fending off rumors that she's on the veep shortlist to chat with me about the personal side of personal finance.

The Funny Thing About Forced Arbitration and the CFPB

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

I've been digging for anything amusing I can find about this rule because, as Gawker put it, this CFPB rule is "one thing that is too boring for anyone to pay attention to and also will potentially destroy your life."

Why Suing Your Bank Could Help Others Avoid Being Ripped Off

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business

A new proposal by the nation's chief consumer watchdog could help government regulators and prosecutors stop big banks' dubious practices more quickly...

Why Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Watchdog Could Be In Danger

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics

A federal court heard oral arguments in a mortgage lender's challenge to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fine. The judges present seemed open...

Elizabeth Warren Lambasts Former Colleague In War Over Financial Rules

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

There is a well-worn Washington playbook that the financial industry and Republicans use when they want to kill a proposal meant to protect households...

Money as You Grow Has a New Home With the CFPB

Beth Kobliner | Posted 03.18.2017 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

To continue sharing the site--and its lessons--with American families, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) adopted Money as You Grow and launched a new version of the site on March 17, where it will continue to grow and serve parents and caregivers.

Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.08.2017 | Business
Bill Quigley

These businesses target families with incomes below $35,000, and people of color are three times more likely to receive abusive loans than whites. People with blemished credit are often passed over when seeking jobs.

Friday Talking Points -- Is Trump Bigger Than Liam Neeson?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.

Yes, Virginia, 'Die Hard' Is A Christmas Movie

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.25.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. It's Christmastime: a time for giving, receiving, celebrating with family -- and assuaging our cultural anxieties. This week, we ar...

Elizabeth Warren Praises Aspects Of Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Reform Plan

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) commended Hillary Clinton on Monday for proposing stronger regulations on Wall Street banks. Clinton no...

The Obama Administration Wants To Bypass Student Loan Servicers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education soon will allow Americans with federal student loans to bypass the department's contractors and make payments directly to ...

Why 65 Dems Are Trying To Strip Financial Safeguards For People Of Color

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats are scrambling to prevent their colleagues from supporting a bill that would pave the way for racial discriminatio...

Payday Lenders Hoping for a Grand Old Party in 2016

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Payday lenders spent more than $15 million during the last election to lobby and elect Members of Congress. If the CFPB comes down hard on the industry with tough new rules as is expected, you can bet they will spend even more during this election.

Elizabeth Warren Has Perfect Response To GOP Mockery During Debate

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

Sometimes you can tell as much about a presidential debate from the TV commercials that air in between segments as from the debate itself. The America...

You're Getting Ripped Off By Forced Mandatory Arbitration -- Here's How to Stop It

Al Franken | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Al Franken

If you've ever opened a credit card, rented a car or engaged in any number of other routine interactions with big corporations, you've probably had to sign away your right to go to court or band together in a class action with other customers.

Pro-Payday Loan Study Paid For And Edited By The Payday Loan Industry

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

The payday loan industry was involved in almost every aspect of a pro-industry academic study, according to emails and other documents reviewed by The...

For-Profit College Chain Loses Federal Lawsuit As Education Department Faces Reckoning

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges Inc. violated federal law by using false job placement rates to deceive 115,111 former students i...

Student Loan Borrowers To Pay More Under Tentative Budget Pact

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

Americans with federal student loans will pay more under the tentative budget deal struck on Monday by the White House and congressional leaders, than...

CFPB Proposes Big Step Forward With Curbs on Forced Arbitration

Nan Aron | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

We commend the CFPB for moving to prohibit class-action bans. But the agency should go further and ban forced arbitration entirely wherever it has the power to do so.

The Banking Industry's Transparent Attempt To Weaken The CFPB

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Votes over the CFPB present the same choice today that they always have -- a choice between big banks and predatory lenders on one side and families on the other. It's time to say no to the big banks and no to their lobbyists, their lawyers and their Republican friends in Congress.

Robocalls Emerge As Latest Fix For Nation's Student Loan Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration and the student loan industry reckon they know how to fix America’s student debt crisis: Bombard Americans’ cell phones w...