Payday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection Agency – New York Times

New York TimesPayday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection AgencyNew York TimesThe rules would cover a wide section of the $46 billion payday loan market that serves the working poor, many of whom have no savings and little access to traditional bank loans. The regulations would not ban high-interest, short-term loans, which are …and more »

Too many cooks in the kitchen stir up retirement trouble

Do you collect people? More to the point, do you collect service professionals? Here’s what I mean. Last week, a couple – call them “Ben” and “Judy” – who had been to one of our Social Security workshops held at schools around New England came in to see me afterward. Now, this isn’t unusual – most of the people who attend come in to talk about their retirement income plans. Some even come in …

Law schools are in a death spiral. Maybe now they'll finally change. – Washington Post

Washington PostLaw schools are in a death spiral. Maybe now they'll finally change.Washington PostDeans at highly placed law schools will issue news releases; deans with less fortunate rankings will have their already hectic lives turned upside down. The lucky ones will get fired. The unlucky ones will have to deal with the fallout. A flood of e-mails.and more »

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