Keep the Sun Shining In

August 18, 2016

Open Payments—a program created by the Affordable Care Act—aims to provide transparency in the health care industry by publishing data on payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers for things such as meals, gifts,

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A Generation Stalled

August 02, 2016

42 million students.  1.3 trillion in debt.  The student debt burden in America, broadly quantified. While student loans are vital to provide access to higher education, the debt also shapes the financial reality of newly-minted college graduates.  This reality has

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Is Starbucks’ Base Pay Increase Enough to Make a Difference?

July 22, 2016

If you’ve been in a Starbucks recently, you’ve probably noticed that the atmosphere feels more chaotic than calm. Overworked employees in understaffed stores are scrambling to concoct whichever seasonal Frappuccino has swept the nation as quickly as possible while customers

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Roger Ailes and the Secrecy of Arbitration

July 20, 2016

Mandatory arbitration is usually criticized, or defended, from the perspective of the parties involved in the dispute itself but an interesting point has been raised by a recent New York Times article covering Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit against Roger Ailes of

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Can Republican Delegates Be Forced to Vote for Trump?

July 06, 2016

Just a few short days after Brexit rocked the world, Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief Arianna Huffington coined another term: “Trexit.” In an interview with MSNBC, Huffington pleaded with Trump supporters to “Trexit,” that is, “end [their] potential union with Trump,” and 

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The Shadowy World of Debt Buyers

June 29, 2016

Recently, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight did an episode on the debt collection industry. He set up an LLC, named it C.A.R.P. in a hat tip to the eponymous bottom feeder, and purchased $14.9 million in debt from a

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Recent Study Reveals Fitbit PurePulse Trackers Mis-Record Heart Rates

June 27, 2016

Fitspiration is everywhere these days. Motivational quotes and gym selfies have taken over social media and heartwarming before and after stories are continually documented on reality television shows, encouraging others to adopt a healthier lifestyle or, at the very least,

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The Battle Over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

June 24, 2016

Perhaps you are fascinated by this election season, perhaps you are already tuned out, or perhaps you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, the result of this election will greatly impact everyone in this country as consumers. The battle being

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A Step in the Right Direction: The Proposed CFPB Rule Changes

June 23, 2016

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed rulemaking that would prohibit banks and certain other companies from including arbitration clauses in new contracts that prevent consumers of financial services from filing or taking part in class action litigation.

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Love Will Always Win

June 14, 2016

I woke up earlier than expected Sunday morning. My phone was buzzing with a notification sound I had never heard before, over and over again. Confused and thinking maybe I accidentally set some kind of alarm the night prior, I

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