Stacey Vanek Smith
May 3, 2013 We analyze the latest jobs report and get an update on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is helping stay-at-home parents earn lines of credit.
May 1, 2013 Many parents are opting for 529 savings plans -- college savings accounts that aren’t subject to any tax as long as the money’s used for tuition. Are they right for you?
Apr 24, 2013 Observers worry the lack of a full-fledged director undercuts agency's ability to protect consumers.
Apr 24, 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Apr 15, 2013 EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Apr 10, 2013 In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Apr 8, 2013 Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Mar 29, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Mar 15, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Mar 12, 2013 Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.