Financial Literacy


Financial Justice Costs Fifth Third Bank $21M

Discriminatory auto finance and illegal credit card practices were dealt multimillion-dollar blows recently.

Black America's Mortgage Dilemma

Financial security can often feel like a tug of war with earnings and income on one side and the cost of living and debt on the other. Which side wins can determine whether a household is mired in insurmountable debt ...

The Fair Housing Act's Unfinished Business

In 2015, our quest for fair housing is far from finished. And the journey ahead will require the same level of principled fervor and determination that was amassed many years ago.

Who's Got Your Back?

To whom do you turn when you're unable to speak for yourself? Many of us live as though we're impervious to sickness and accidents. And like we can be many places at once. But we're not. And we can't.

Congress Should be Ashamed of Push to Roll Back Discriminatory Protection in Auto Finance

Last week, a U.S. House committee moved a bill that will stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from taking action against discriminatory practices in auto lending.

Does Debt Help or Hurt Your Financial Future?

For most Americans, debt is a complicated reality.

A Legal Checkup for Your Business

The only constant is change. Though many entrepreneurs prepare for change in our personal lives, we are often underprepared when it comes to business.

Student Loan Borrowers Need More Regulatory Protection

It is critically important that families sending their children to college as well as current and former students gain insights into their legal rights and the pitfalls that can arise when repaying student loans.

CFPB Still Under Attack Despite Returning $10B to Consumers

To date, the Bureau has benefited 17 million consumers through a total of $10.1 billion in financial relief.

Honda Buyers Get $24M Restitution for Discriminatory Loans

Car lending is on the rise, and rising with it is a hidden, unfair, abusive and discriminatory practice: car dealer interest rate markups.

Maxine Waters, Faith Leaders Hit Capitol Hill to Protest Payday Lenders

Rep. Maxine Waters announced Thursday during a Capitol Hill discussion on predatory payday and small-dollar lending practices that she will call on some of the nation's most notable endowments and state retirement plans to divest their interests in one of ...

Federal Lawmakers Push CFPB for Strong Payday Lending Rule

The Federal Trade Commission will bring $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized.

With Weddings Come Estate Planning

Thanks to the Supreme Court now everyone can get married! As we plan for the day with guest list, music and menus, we should plan beyond the day and the lifetime.

Supreme Court Ruling Preserves Key Fair Housing Tool

A long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court led to a June 25 ruling that preserves the usage of "disparate impact," an important legal principle sometimes known as the discriminatory effects standard.

CRL: Consumers of Color More Likely to Be Targeted for Abusive Lending

Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation's economy and communities across the country.