Posted on January 23, 2015

How do intentions announced from the Obama administration, which if enacted would reduce or eliminate benefits from 529 plans, fit into an agenda of supporting the middle class?

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Posted on January 22, 2015

Today I was struck with the lack of consistency in enforcement of white collar crime.

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Posted on January 15, 2015

The secondary market for gift cards suggests that not all gift cards are the same.

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Posted on January 14, 2015

ECMC's Zenith Education has a contract to buy 53 Everest College and 3 WyoTech campuses from Corinthian Colleges. The new campuses will operate as non-profits. Thus, they won't be beholden to the same gainful employment rules that are planned for for-profit colleges and universities. ECMC could realize a lot of synergies here, but will students benefit as well?

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Posted on January 5, 2015

A short list of some of the ways that people spoke about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, how they understood its purpose, and how it came to be authorized.

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Posted on December 19, 2014

More details on the three financial products offered by Refundo.

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Posted on December 16, 2014

Refundo is one example of the new no-fee, preparer-paid tax refund loan. Is it safe? Is it a good deal for consumers? Is it even fair to frame it in relation to the RALs of the past?

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At-risk students, for-profit college

"I Feel Like I was Set Up to Fail: Inside a For-Profit College Nightmare."

This story was published in Salon Magazine on January 27th, 2014. In March, Senator Richard Durbin cited this story when speaking on behalf of his bill, The Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights.

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