This Dud CFPB Nominee (and Your Objection) May Boost Financial Education

June 20, 2018

Few people outside Washington have heard of Kathy Kraninger. Now she is in line to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and in that capacity

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Keep Financial Education! CFPB and Mulvaney Hear As Comment Period Nears End

June 13, 2018

Less than a month remains for the public to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s financial education programs. Like just about everything else at

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Why the Blame for Extreme Student Debt is Shifting

June 5, 2018

Individual U.S. borrowers with more than $1 million in federal student loans now number 101, up from just 14 five years ago. Such unthinkable levels

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Your Banker May Know Less About Money Than You Do

May 23, 2018

Bankers are like anybody else when it comes to understanding personal finance—most are not especially good at it. Yet unlike, say, a plumber or dentist

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Beyond Oil: Saudi Rulers Look to Financial Education to Broaden Their Economy

May 16, 2018

As Saudi Arabia embarks on ambitious plans to modernize its economy, financial education has emerged as a top priority. Last week, the Saudi Council of

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Teach the Children: The Millionaire Next Door Could Be You

May 9, 2018

The millionaire next door has become something of cliché in recent years, largely because that level of net worth no longer raises eyebrows and, honestly,

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New Data Reveal Dark Side of Mobile Banking

May 2, 2018

Technology is rapidly changing personal finance, much of it in positive ways. Online tools make it easier to save, budget, invest and plan. Mobile tech,

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CFPB’s Mulvaney Asks: What’s in a Name? Maybe Everything

April 25, 2018

Channeling his inner Shakespeare, Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is asking the media to refer to the organization by

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