Financial Literacy


CFPB is Model of Fairness

If there was one key lesson from the recession, it is that financial services need effective regulation.

Time to End Predatory Career College Loans

Are you tired of complaining to family and friends about things you feel powerless to change? Or, as college costs continue to climb and student loan debts increase, do you or someone you know feel helpless that your opinion could ...

Don’t Fall Prey to Affinity Fraud

The D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has received complaints from District residents regarding affinity fraud, an increasingly common type of scam.

Student Loans Vary in Type, Terms and Costs

With college costs rising faster than most family incomes, schools are often compared to the level of financial aid each offers. How much assistance and how long it is available can be the final deciding factor for families.

More Than $90M Lost to Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Earlier this month Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged an organization known as Freedom by Faith Ministries with defrauding more than 100 consumers in Southeast Michigan. The alleged crime: foreclosure rescue scams.

Renovating? Laying a Good Foundation for Home Improvement Success

You can build your foundation by accomplishing these important tasks.

Students Should Withdraw from Some Credit Card Programs

As 21st Century employers continue to seek a highly-trained workforce, the marketable value of a college education has never been higher.

How to Prepare Your Kids for Financial Success

Do you want to set your kids up for future financial success? Then start now.

Senate Bill Might Evict Affordable Housing Goals

In an unconventional move, legislation designed to reshape the nation’s $10 trillion housing finance market was released March 16. Since then, reactions to proposed broad changes have ranged from strong support to "wait and see" to outright opposition.

Ways to Close the Nation's Wealth Gap

Today, middle class households feel the same financial stress that low- and moderate-income families have borne for years, says new research by the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

States Shrink and Shift Higher Education Costs to Families

As the nation's trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education's funding finds dwindling state support is the key factor driving rising tuition costs and deepening student debt.

Rebuilding Wealth Lost During Great Recession

The Center for Responsible Lending and key allies chose February to convene a symposium that addressed communities of color and consumer financial services.

Nation's Housing Recovery Eludes Black America

Black America’s barriers to building wealth are the focus of a recent research report jointly authored by the National Urban League and Zillow, Inc., the largest home-related marketplace on the web.

Consumers of Color Pay More for Dealer-Financed Loans

New research by the Center for Responsible Lending finds that consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on dealer-financed car loans than other consumers.

Small Business Owner Optimism Hits Highest Level in Five Years

Small-business owners are the most optimistic they have been in five years, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, and expect their businesses to increase cash flow and hire more employees in 2014.