• Student Loan Interest Rates Rise for the First Time Since 2014

    Student Loan Interest Rates Rise for the First Time Since 20140

    A Snapshot of America’s Student Loan Debt Student loans and student loan debt are a topic of frequent political and educational debate. Different organizations and political parties differ in their perception of the problem and how to resolve it. However, they do agree on one thing: more and more students are taking on student debt.

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  • What is the future of the CFPB in a Donald Trump Presidency?

    What is the future of the CFPB in a Donald Trump Presidency?0

    The CFPB Under a Trump Administration: What You Need to Know The 2016 election to succeed President Barack Obama was a surprising turn of events that many Americans are still trying to understand. The prospect of the United States being presided by New York billionaire Donald Trump was an unlikely scenario, but now that voters

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  • CFPB Data on Car Title Loans May Be Inaccurate

    CFPB Data on Car Title Loans May Be Inaccurate0

    CFPB Data on Car Title Loans May Be Inaccurate The car title loan is a valuable financial service that fills an important community need for capital. On May 18, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a study on short-term auto title loans, which has become the center of controversy. Academics have demonstrated that

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  • CFPB Proposes The Ability-to-Repay Provision

    CFPB Proposes The Ability-to-Repay Provision0

    Since it was established in 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has radically transformed several types of consumer lending. Though many of the CFPB’s new regulations have been targeted at the shoddy mortgage underwriting practices that led to the housing crash and subsequent recession between 2007 and 2009, the group has lately turned its attention

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  • The Top 10 Finance Apps for Your Phone

    The Top 10 Finance Apps for Your Phone0

    Managing your finances can be quite the headache. Having to monitor multiple income sources and expenditure lines is not the easiest of tasks, especially since it is not the only task that requires attention and the possibility exists that you can forget some items you have spent money on in the recent past. Remember those

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  • Google to Ban Payday Ads but Invests in LendUp

    Google to Ban Payday Ads but Invests in LendUp1

    Google Inc. as we now know it is a subsidiary Alphabet Inc. Google Ventures (now known as GV) is also a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Google and Google Ventures are individual entities which operate independently of each other. The primary function of Google Ventures is to make money by investing capital into “companies that push

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