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Estate Planning as an Economic and Community Development Initiative

If we employ the steps necessary to build up our individual economic conditions, our families and our communities will prosper.

Abusive Debt Collectors Target Blacks

An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another's gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry.

Abusive Debt Collectors Target Black Consumers

An old adage teaches that one man's pain is another's gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry.

Don’t Let Small-Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

If holiday lists seem bigger than budgets, turning to a high-cost, small-dollar loan can turn joy and merriment into a financial quagmire. The good news is that with a timely reality check, most consumers can avoid holiday financial nightmares.

Ohioans Lose Over $500M to Payday, Title Loan Fees

Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state's small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow and now doubles the amount of fees charged a decade ago.

Veterans, We Thank You for Your Service

We need champions who will continue to advocate for the resources to enable the VA to complete the approval process in a timely manner across the country.

Corinthian Colleges Lose $500M Suit

After more than a year of legal tap dancing by Corinthian Colleges, half a billion dollars of financial justice has been ordered for students who attended the now-defunct private college.

CFPB Wins $531 Million Lawsuit Against Corinthian Colleges

After more than a year of legal tap dancing by Corinthian Colleges, half a billion dollars or to be exact, $531,224,267 of financial justice has been ordered for students who attended the now-defunct private college.

Remedies Needed to Reduce $175B Student Loan Delinquencies, Defaults

Remedies needed to reduce $175 billion student loan delinquencies and defaultsAs the cost of higher education has risen, students and their families have increasingly turned to student loans to cover costs. What is less commonly known, however, is that millions ...

CROWELL: Banks Caught Redlining Against Blacks

In recent weeks and in varying locales, the issue of redlining has led to lawsuits that have been challenged or settlements that avoided courtroom dramas.

Long-Term Care Planning

With about 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, many families are making decisions about elder care. Due to the complexity and importance of these decisions, elder-care planning should include working with financial and estate-planning professionals who are experts at protecting ...

New Forms of Predatory Lending: Unsafe Installment Loans, Open Lines of Credit

Just like a bad penny that won't go away, new predatory products have emerged across the nation.

Get Smart About Credit: 10 Tips to Stay on Top of Your Credit This Fall

Fall can be one of the most exciting seasons of the year. For many, it's a wonderful time filled with family gatherings and celebrations. But it can also be a busy and stressful time with kids going back to school ...

Five Things to Discuss with Your Significant Other Before Purchasing a Home

In a relationship, you count on your significant other to be there with you through the good and the bad. They are your best friend, your confident and your closest ally. And you count on being able to have important ...

Maxine Waters Seeking Wealth Gap Solutions

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has long been out front on finding solutions to the ever-widening wealth gap in America that has resulted in devastating realities for African Americans and other minorities.