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Why Tax Credits For Business Won't Get Us Paid Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Co-authored by Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin It’s great to see people from all political camps talking about paid leave. Caring for babies...

Why the CFPB Is In Danger Of Getting Trumped

Adam Levin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Adam Levin

Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those acc...

We Cannot Allow Prosecution To Become Persecution

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Peter A. Georgescu

Finally, someone is taking legal action to protect the poor who get caught in a vicious cycle of legal fines and fees. In many states, people find the...

For Freshman Lawmakers, Debt Is The Cost Of Doing Business

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Niv Sultan President Donald Trump has said, often and with great pride, that he is “the king of debt.”That’s not a distinction any congres...

Black Banks Are In Decline. This Group Wants To Show How Much They Matter.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King Jr. made a radical economic call to action in his final speech. Stop supporting white-owned businesses until they make fair treatme...

My $100 Flu Shot: How Much Paper Waste Costs U.S. Health Care

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

America ranks dead-last in health care efficiency compared with our peer countries, the Commonwealth Fund concluded in its study on how the U.S. healt...

Wells Fargo Sued For Barring DACA Recipient From Applying For Student Loan

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

After Mitzie Perez filled out a preliminary form online to inquire about a student loan from Wells Fargo last summer, a message flashed across the scr...

Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Watchdog

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

NEW YORK ― Big business and congressional Republicans salivate at the idea of gutting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Se...

Actually, Trump Does Have A Lot Of Debt -- And It's A Mess

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump claimed at his press conference Wednesday that he has “very, very little debt,” for a real-estate developer. He repeated the statemen...

The Student Debt Crisis Is Driving Elderly People Into Poverty

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Student debt is forcing tens of thousands of elderly Americans into poverty, according to a new Government Accountability Office report...

6 Key Money Moves To Consider Before The New Year

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 01.12.2017 | Fifty

Don’t let the distractions of a busy holiday season prevent you from making important and timely financial decisions. From donating to charities to ...

Two Of Puerto Rico’s New Overlords Are Accused Of Helping Create Its Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.17.2016 | Latino Voices

Activists are calling for the resignation of two members of Puerto Rico’s fiscal control board over the roles they previously played in boosting ban...

5 Steps to Getting Out of Debt Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.06.2016 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Debt is the four-letter word Americans hate to hear. Today, the average American household has debts totaling around $7,200. According to Aimee Picchi on CBS Moneywatch, American household credit card debt is increasing despite the fact that average household earnings have not experienced a similar increase to account for that new debt.

4 Ways to Get Your Debt Snowball Rolling

Rob Berger | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

Having a plan to pay off debt is one thing. Setting that plan into motion is a whole different ballgame. Arguably the best approach to getting out of debt is called the debt snowball.

The Debt Tax: What Owing Money Costs You

Adam Levin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

When it comes to debt, there really are no free lunches. Indeed, it is always harder to get out of than it is to get into. The best thing you can do is to change your own thinking when it comes to money. When you are in debt, even the price tag has a price tag.

I Make 6 Figures, But I'm in Financial Trouble

LearnVest | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women

For a few months I hadn't been able to pay the minimum balance on the card I had, and I was still at a steady pace of charging around $1,000 a month. When I saw the amount of debt I had on my card, I freaked.

4 Simple Things To Do Every Year To Save Money

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

It requires little more than a few hours each quarter for you to begin to get your finances on track and your head in the game. Once you get the hang of it, you can start to add in other pieces, like planning for your children's education as well as your retirement.

3 Lessons I Learned After Being Debt-Free for One Year

Carrie Smith | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being in debt is a normalcy in this society, so getting -- and staying -- out of debt is a crazy new thing altogether. You're definitely going against the grain on this path.

5 Ways to Get Out of Debt While Growing Your Savings Account

Jayson DeMers | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Jayson DeMers

Too much of anything isn't good. This includes putting all the eggs into one basket by paying off debt at the expense of savings or vice versa. Instead, tackle financial management from all angles.

What Would Make You Feel Financially Secure?

Women & Co | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Women & Co

Whether it's a good paycheck, cash from investments or even the lottery, the women in Citi's LinkedIn group want to know that they have the cash flow to do better than simply cover their bills every month.

5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2013

Ellen Rohr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Small Business
Ellen Rohr

Forget about the national debt for a minute. Let's take a look in the mirror.

3 Reasons Why You Won't Get Out of Debt in 2013

Jeff Rose | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Jeff Rose

It's extremely difficult to change the behaviors that got you into debt. Here are three of the psychological reasons why getting out of debt is so difficult -- and what you can do to combat your wiring.

The People's Bailout

David Rees | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
David Rees

We're in debt, as individuals, because of a lack of services. If Washington lacks the political will to address these issues and kick a little ass, we'll do it ourselves. Our message to Americans is simple: You are not a loan. And you are not alone.

This Man Is In More Debt Than Anyone In The World

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.05.2012 | Money

In a hyper-competitive world where everyone strives to be the biggest, boldest and most famous, no one covets Jerome Kerviel record-breaking achieveme...

How to Get Debt Help Without Getting Screwed

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

This isn't a blender you are thinking of buying here -- this is a service that can have a profoundly negative impact to your life and financial health if you make the wrong choice or select the wrong provider.