Americans owing more student loans than ever before, college affordability and student loan debt reform have become hot-button topics among the 2020 presidential candidates. And the issue is definitely an urgent one: J.P. Morgan estimates four years at a private college could cost roughly half a million dollars in 2036 if costs continue rising at their current pace, … Read more
Adam Levitin, writing for Credit Slip, made a profound observation about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to forgive massive amounts of student-loan debt. Her harsh critics, Levitin, writes, moan and groan about the morality of contracts, the unfairness of allowing some student borrowers to escape their legal obligations, and the enormous cost of forgiving billions of … Read more
United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). The legislation would prohibit employers from requiring potential employees to disclose their credit history as part of the job … Read more
After Elizabeth Warren stepped down from leading the CFPB, there was an assumption she would be heading back to Harvard University to continue the good work she was doing before to help protect consumers. According to CNN, a Warren campaign advisor has confirmed that tomorrow, Warren will announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate for … Read more
Yesterday was the last Congressional hearing I’m aware of prior to the July 21, official launch date for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). There was tension that House Republicans would roll back the scope and authority of the new CFPB even before it actually began but from reports of the hearing, the gutting of … Read more
I don’t think there can be any dispute that the GOP has fought the existence of the CFPB and tried a number of approaches to defang it or try to make it go away. This Thursday, Elizabeth Warren, appears again in front of the House Oversight Committee and will most likely face one last round … Read more
A recent appearance by Elizabeth Warren of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in front of a Congressional hearing ended most unfortunately when Representative McHenry, Republican of South Carolina, accused Warren of making up the fact their staffs had agreed to an ending time for the meeting. Essentially he publicly called her a liar. More details … Read more
This past Monday I had the pleasure of catching up with my old friend Elizabeth Warren. She was the keynote speaker at the National Association of Attorneys General meeting in Charlotte, NC. Professor Warren made it very clear that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will focus on compliance, supervision and enforcement of financial products. … Read more
by Marian Wang, ProPublica As Americans go to the polls today, their votes will influence a number of issues that we’ve been watching, whether it be the foreclosure scandal or implementation of financial regulation and healthcare reform–some of our favorite topics. So here’s our attempt to parse some of the election coverage and bring these … Read more
From the Washington Post, rest here. Elizabeth Warren, a popular but polarizing consumer advocate, met with President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday, adding to speculation she could be named to head a new consumer protection agency.
Here is this weeks podcast where Damon Day and I talk about a number of debt industry issues including: Debt settlement companies settling up offshore enterprises to sell services back to U.S. residents. The odd statements made in the recent Morgan Drexen press release. You can watch video from the release here. What is the … Read more
For all the fans of Elizabeth Warren for the role as the director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
I’ve known Elizabeth Warren for years and I’m proud to say she’s one of those people I can reach quickly if I need to. Hopefully once the selection process for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is over we’ll have a time to get together and interview her for the site. Hopefully the selection process is … Read more
For the past few years I’ve been suggesting bankruptcy more and more as a solution to people in trouble. I’ve written about my position, “I Suggest Bankruptcy Too Often, So Say Some“, and I receive my fair share of criticism about the amount of times I suggest bankruptcy. An article out today, full of data, … Read more
I’m really happy to see my friend Elizabeth Warren out in front of new ideas to protect consumers from banks and lenders. Maybe the time has come that consumers will be entitled to some representation in government when it comes to banking products and the banking system. Ms. Warren, for years a scourge of Wall … Read more