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CNBC

Borrowers are flocking to a new type of 'clinic' for a clean bill of financial health
CNBC
Many student loan borrowers say they're in need of a place for clear, objective information. As outstanding education debt in the country climbs, the American Federation of Teachers started holding student debt clinics, in which people learn about the ...



Vox

European museums may “loan” stolen artifacts back to countries in Africa
Vox
The legacy of colonialism and empire looms large in Europe. In recent months, museums in France, the United Kingdom, and Germany have begun to address the fact that large portions of their collections are, well, not theirs — and were stolen from other ...



Lawmakers weigh in on student-loan giant Nelnet's battle with California
MarketWatch
“We are deeply concerned by Nelnet's disregard for the rights of states and student loan borrowers,” the letter reads. “Absent a clear instruction from Congress to be able to shield your company from regulators, [the company] must comply with state law.”.

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Editorial: Keep protection of agency's payday loan rule
The Daily Herald
With Mulvaney in control, the CFPB has also sought to reconsider and terminate a rule adopted during the Obama administration that put regulations in place to protect consumers from predatory payday, auto title and other high-rate installment loans.

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NPR

Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative
NPR
Even in a strong economy, many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Forty percent don't have $400 to cover an emergency expense, such as a car repair. And many working-class people turn to payday loans or other costly ways to borrow money. But more ...

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NBC2 News

Governor Scott offers small businesses a disaster loan
NBC2 News
Governor Scott announced he is offering small businesses an emergency bridge loan. This all comes after many businesses are suffering a hard hit from red tide and toxic blue-green algae. The disaster loan offers businesses anywhere from $1,000 to ...



HuffPost

Why You Should Mention Default When Negotiating Private Student Loan Debt
HuffPost
That word carries a lot of weight in the world of student loans. Last year, 1 million federal student loan borrowers defaulted on their loans, which means they failed to make a payment within 270 days of the due date. It's expected that almost 40 ...

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Wall Street Journal

Leveraged Loans Not as Safe as They Once Were
Wall Street Journal
Investors bought record amounts of junk-rated corporate loans in recent years, betting they would deliver more stable returns than high-yield bonds, but the loans are no longer as safe as their owners may think.



Forbes

Student Loan Forgiveness Dos And Don'ts
Forbes
If you pay attention to these "do's" and "don'ts," then you'll be on the right track for student loan forgiveness. Here's what you need to know. Student Loan Forgiveness. If you have student loans, you're not alone. According to personal finance ...



Refinancing your car loan could save you this much money a month
The Seattle Times
On average, consumers saved $52 a month by refinancing car loans when they wanted to reduce their payments, according to a TransUnion study of 1.5 million refinanced car loans in 2013 and 2014. On average, consumers reduced the interest rate by 2.4 ...

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