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News Tagged - 'student loans'

3 Financial Stories That Potentially Affect You


It might not be the credit card companies or banks breaking financial news this week, but you can be sure these stories will affect your personal finances.

Feds Rolling in the Student Loan Profits

May 16, 2013

Millions of families are buckling under massive credit card debt and student loan debt. So why is the government raking in billions in profits from that misery?

National Consumer Protection Week

March 5, 2013

It’s the 15th Annual National Consumer Protection Week. Here’s where to find resources for credit cards, banks and other financial products.

Protecting Yourself from Credit Discrimination

February 14, 2013

CFPB reports credit discrimination is not uncommon. Here’s what to look for.

What CFPB Hasn’t Done

November 28, 2012

We hear alot about CFPB – but there’s a lot the consumer watchdog group hasn’t done.

What Are Parent PLUS Loans?

November 21, 2012

Be careful if you’re considering the Parent PLUS government student loan product. It’s a tough avenue to take and can haunt you forever.

Update on Banks Extending Waivers for Sandy Victims

November 5, 2012

Many of the banks affected by Hurricane Sandy are at least partly opened for consumers. They all have extended courtesy fee waivers, which means many won’t face credit card payment late fees or NSF charges.

Just What is the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?

October 19, 2012

President Obama reminded Americans he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Act in 2009, but what does it mean for the wallets of millions of American women?

Is Romney a Threat to CFPB?

October 15, 2012

Big changes are coming in the financial sector if Romney & Ryan win the White House. One of those changes is the repealing Dodd Frank, the bill that put into place CFPB.

1/3 of Americans Report They Are “Lower Class”

September 17, 2012

A full one-third of Americans say they’re living in a lower class from a financial perspective than they were four years ago as debates roll on about whether we’re in a recession or not.

Problems Mount for College Students

July 23, 2012

CFPB is reporting aggressive lenders who are profiting from inexperienced college students looking for financing options are on the rise.

New CFPB Complaint Database Applauded

June 18, 2012

So far, the CFPB credit card complaint database is being hailed as the first real step towards financial transparency. It’s expected mortgages and student loans are next on the agency’s radar.