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News

2017

October

10
  • How to plan for the unforeseen. Even thinking about an unexpected, life-changing event can be unsettling. But death or illness can happen at any time. Unfortunately, people do not plan for such events. And statistically, most younger people could go years…
09
  • Five takeaways from Equifax's brutal week. Frustrated lawmakers last week put Equifax through the wringer over a massive data breach that affected more than 145 million Americans. Richard Smith, the former CEO of the credit reporting agency, testified before Congress on four…
  • The economy is humming and banks are cheering, for now. Good economic news may result in some backslapping this week for policy makers and regulators more accustomed in recent years to putting out financial fires than basking in improved economic well-being. However, there are plenty…
  • Betsy DeVos' first semester: a status report. It has been more than six months since Betsy DeVos was confirmed as education secretary after one of the most contentious Cabinet nomination battles in memory, and so we thought it worth an update on…
07
  • The CFPB gets its payday-lending rule right. Payday lending has long done more harm than good to many cash-strapped Americans. At its second attempt, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come up with a good way to reduce the damage.
06
  • Netflix price increases on the way. Unfortunately for Netflix’s millions of fans, the price of spending quality time on the sofa with your favorite Netflix shows is going up this year.
05
  • New national rule promises to rein in payday lenders. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule will help break cycle of debt for consumers Washington, DC - On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule to limit the ability of short-term payday…
  • Monopoly Man photobombs Senate hearing on Equifax. The Monopoly Man made an appearance at the Senate Banking Committee hearing on the massive Equifax data breach.  Wearing a top hat, monocle, and white mustache, the character sat directly behind former Equifax (EFX) CEO…
  • Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring aging parents. By 2020, 45 million Americans will be caring for 117 million seniors. The retailer offers a $29 monthly monitoring service using internet-connected gear. Jane Helgesen had a rough night recently, as nausea kept the 71-year-old…
  • Deciding the right path for shielding your credit report. In response to the breach, Equifax is now offering a year of free credit monitoring through its identity-theft prevention service, TrustedID Premier. The service gives you the option to freeze or lock your credit file…
04
  • Lawmakers berate Equifax ex-CEO. Equifax Inc.’s former chief executive trekked to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to offer contrition and explanation for the credit reporting company’s massive data breach. He was met with bipartisan incredulity and calls for tougher cybersecurity…
  • Women are starting more businesses of their own. An increasing number of women are starting businesses as a way to take control of their careers. In part female entrepreneurship is on the rise because gender equality efforts in the workplace to address issues…
 

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