January

  1. Jan 19, 2017

    New York Times: Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

    Navient, the largest servicer of student loans in the country, handles loans for around 12 million people. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two state attorneys general claims borrowers were wrongly steered in order to drive up debts.

  2. Jan 18, 2017

    State House News Service: Lawmakers, activists outline anti-poverty measures

    Bills increasing the state’s earned income tax credit, establishing paid family and medical leave and limiting certain debt collection practices are among the measures lawmakers plan to push this session as part of what they describe as an effort to create paths out of poverty.

  3. Jan 12, 2017

    Washington Post: 5 small ways to boost your finances if you’re broke

    Track your spending. The word “budget” can make a lot of people cringe, said Carlos Moreno, a financial specialist at EMPath, a group in Boston that helps people find a way out of poverty. But it becomes easier to manage your money once you know where your cash is going, he said.