Tag Archives: banking regulation

Because Economics Lends Itself to Rap Anthems

“Dismal science?” Pish-tosh.  Here’s a superficial and minimally informative pair of videos illustrating just how exciting economics can be, in the form of rap music.  Behold!

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The Unsettling “Silence” of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Have you ever had to babysit a loud toddler?  After a while you get used to the noise and start to ignore the kid.  You step into another room, for just a minute.  Then you suddenly notice something. It’s quiet. … Continue reading

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Know Before You Owe: Student Loan Edition

Here’s your good citizenship opportunity for today:  check out the Know Before You Owe: Student Loans website hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and let them know your opinion on their idea for a simple, easy-to-compare financial aid shopping … Continue reading

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To All Those Playing “The Mortgage Form” Game At Home…

You’ve been playing along in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau‘s Know Before You Owe program, right?  Well, I’m on their email list, and I got an important message from the CFPB for all those who participated in choosing the forms: … Continue reading

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Can You Pick The Best Loan?

I’ve been participating in the “Know Before You Owe” program at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for quite some time.  It looks like they’ve gotten to nearly a final draft of mortgage disclosure forms, and they need our help to … Continue reading

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Know Before You Owe – Weigh In Now!

Alright, we’ve been following along as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been working on improving the mortgage disclosure forms.  They’ve received over 18,000 comments, and are in the final rounds of developing the forms.  This is your opportunity to … Continue reading

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Reporting on the Bernie Madoff Scandal

One of the biggest challenges in reporting on current finance topics is making the central concepts understandable to the lay person.  Happily, Frontline from PBS skillfully simplifies the Bernie Madoff scandal in “The Madoff Affair“, while still giving the viewer … Continue reading

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Good Citizenship Opportunity!

That’s right, there’s another excellent opportunity to have your voice heard in government!  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just released its next round of forms for your perusal and comment.  Take a moment to make your federal government regulation … Continue reading

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