While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about tariffs

Trump reverses himself again on big-game trophies, Carson can't decide if HUD is committed to fighting discrimination and another state gets the green light on work requirements for Medicaid.

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that weren’t about domestic abuse

The Department of Homeland Security floats a plan to surveil American Muslims, Trump will float a new transgender military ban and Scott Pruitt thinks climate change might be a good thing.

Ready to switch bank accounts? The 15 worst banks for consumer complaints — and how to find a gem.

If you use Bank of America or TCF National Bank — or are just generally unhappy with your checking or savings account — see this ranking of CFPB consumer complaints, plus a guide to switching banks.

Who is the real CFPB acting director: Mick Mulvaney or Leandra English? Here’s what to know.

President Donald Trump's attorneys nabbed a win regarding Trump's ability to appoint a new director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

How the CFPB leadership crisis affects you — and what to know about Mick Mulvaney v. Leandra English

Both Leandra English and Mick Mulvaney claim to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting director. Here’s why you should care about the leadership dispute.

Mick Mulvaney as CFPB director? 3 key things to know about Trump’s reported pick for interim head

Mick Mulvaney is OMB director, but will he be appointed as the new acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Here's what we know.

CFPB director Richard Cordray stepping down could affect your money — here’s how

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — and former Jeopardy champion — will step down this month. Here's how his exit could affect you.

Here’s how the government just made it easier for companies to rip you off

Hate surprise bank fees — or even worse behavior by the companies you trust with your money? Consumer advocates say “binding arbitration clauses” prevent you from fighting for your rights.

A crackdown on payday loans could make them harder to get. Here are smarter ways to secure cash fast

Here's why these short-term loans are almost always a bad idea and what to do instead if you need cash fast.

What’s an arbitration clause? 3 ways consumer legal rights are under attack in America

Your right to sue a company or person that harms you is under attack. Find out about three proposed laws that could change your rights.

Credit card or bank rip you off? How to fight fees and unfairness — and why that’s getting easier.

The CFPB's new rule allows you to fight back if you've been cheated by a financial institution. Learn more here.

How the Dodd-Frank financial reform Trump Treasury Secretary Mnuchin just proposed could affect you

President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin just proposed financial reforms that would roll back Dodd-Frank rules and defang the CFPB. Here's what to know.

How the GOP is crafting a return to the era of "Too Big to Fail" with planned Dodd-Frank repeal

House Republicans are preparing to vote on a bill to roll back Dodd-Frank as early as Wednesday.

Dodd-Frank repeal passed: 3 crucial ways the Financial Choice Act of 2017 could hurt your money

The Financial Choice Act of 2017 could erode consumer protections, eliminate safeguards meant to prevent another financial crisis and make it easier for financial advisors to charge hidden fees.

How to fight for your money: Barney Frank sounds off on financial reforms that protect consumers

Have you been wronged by a company you do business with? Here's how to fight for your rights.

Your credit score might be wrong. Here's why Experian just got fined $3M by the CFPB.

Credit score drama? Here's how to get your real FICO or VantageScore credit score — without being misled.

Russell Simmons' RushCard and MasterCard must pay $13 million for mishandling people's money

Affected customers will get payments of up to $250.

Feds allege millions of borrowers are being misled by Navient, nation's largest student loan service

Navient handles about $300 billion of student debt.

17 jobs with high pay that don't require graduate school

Grad-school-optional, high-earning jobs.

Check your credit report: Equifax and TransUnion hit with $23M fine for misleading people

Equifax and TransUnion — two of the three major players — were slapped with a $23 million fine.

Raise your credit score: 5 critical moves to improve your credit and save money

Bad credit? These moves will help build better credit history.

Navy Federal Credit Union is ordered to pay $28.5 million for its debt collection policies

Navy Federal Credit Union customers were intimidated and threatened, says the CFPB.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wants Debt Collectors to Stop Harassing You

Great news if you've ever been harassed by a debt collector.

One Meme Perfectly Sums Up What it Means to Go to College in America

Here's what it's really like to be a student today.


Banks Make $25 Billion On Overdraft Fees — Here's How to Beat Them

Huge banks have gotten remarkably creative about finding new ways to rip off consumers. Here's how they do it, and here's how you can fight back.

Millennials Have Less Credit-Card Debt Than Ever. Here's Why That Could Be a Bad Thing

Even though millennials are leaving their credit cards home, they need to watch out for many debt pitfalls.

How to (Quietly) Castrate a Wall Street Watchdog

How political tricks have tried to take a Dodd-Frank regulatory watchdog and and render it useless.

CFPB Sets Sights On Sallie Mae, Seeks Greater Role in Student Loan Oversight

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking greater regulatory oversight of Sallie Mae and other nonbank student loan servicers.