personal debt

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In 2005 amendments to the bill, Biden voted against borrowers drowning in medical debt, seniors, servicemembers, union members, and victims of deadbeat dads. Read more


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Compared to the boomers, they’re way behind. Read more

Working in America

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The bankruptcy expert releases a proposal that doubles as an indictment of Biden’s role in passing the 2005 bankruptcy law. Read more



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A new proposed rule would allow ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes that could permit unlimited interest rates on loans as long as they come via a chartered bank Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In Arizona, the industry has a bill that would block minimum wage increases, because when people don’t have money, they need short-term loans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: Betsy DeVos’s mismanagement backfires Read more


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ZestFinance is implicated in high-cost payday lending and backed by Peter Thiel. It’s now working with a government-sponsored mortgage giant. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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An obscure, decades-old provision called “compromise and settlement” authority could allow the Department of Education to opt out of collecting trillions in debt. Read more

Day One Agenda

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The consumer agency is finalizing new rules on debt collectors that would enable them to get judgments on illegitimate debts. Read more

Economic Policy


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The economists and professors say that debt relief can improve and stabilize the U.S. economy. Read more

Economic Policy


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How medical-provider gouging burdens the homeless with debt and frustrates recovery. Read more

Economic Policy


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The government shutdown reminded us that millions of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck—which payday lenders will only continue to exploit if the CFPB has its way. Read more

Economic Policy

Students are getting serious about organizing to change the rules of the game that leave young adults burdened with college and credit-card debt. Read more

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