Americans’ average FICO score has hit an all-time high with a reported average national credit score of 706, a score FICO considers ‘great.’
‘She got into her dream college, but her dream college offered her no scholarships, just loans,’ Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference on Capitol Hill, as evidence for why taxpayers should pick up the $250,000 tab.
People who need higher-priced loans—those with the lowest incomes—will be the ones denied access to the credit market by any government-mandated cap.
The Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act requires a list of every federally funded project that is $1 billion or more over budget or five years or more behind schedule.
Bogle created index funds in 1975, transforming the world of investing and making it easier for millions of Americans to hold onto their money.
Unfortunately, hordes of reporters don’t much cover the person who saves well and makes a fortune bit-by-bit, as opposed to the lottery winner who wins big through sheer luck.
What do we gain by having insider trading laws? Have any of the federal securities laws passed since the New Deal done anything to make financial markets any less of an insider’s game?
Even if one is outraged by the behavior of some bankers, to call every member of the industry a participant in fraud is a profound injustice.
Many of the new reforms proposed by the Treasury Department aim to reverse bad effects of a 2012 law, freeing entrepreneurs to innovate while still safeguarding potential investors.
Amazon-watchers have shivered with anticipation as the company bought web domains like amazonbitcoin.com. Is it brand protection? A head fake? Or something else?
China’s move to make the yuan stronger seems to contradict the traditional belief that China has been intentionally making its currency weaker to gain export advantages.
If small businesses really are struggling to get credit, fewer banking options likely makes that struggle more intense. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is counterproductive.
Contrary to media reports about his leaked 2005 tax returns, President Donald Trump’s effective tax rate in 2005 was 79 percent, not 25 percent.
‘The Small Dollar Lending Rule’ would put massive restrictions on the short-term, high-risk loan industry—an industry that millions of Americans rely on.
The Clinton Foundation spent barely 6 percent of its budget on charitable grants in 2014, even as its revenues increased 20 percent compared to 2013.
If you’re motivated, you can flip your finances from a dismal cycle of paycheck to paycheck to an impressive investment in your present and future.
I have enjoyed ‘Last Week Tonight’ in the past, but now that I see just how twisted the facts get in his segments, I wonder if I can trust them to provide anything but excellent analogies.
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