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Consumers Count: Tools and resources for money decisions

Take control of your financial life with these ten tools that can help you make choices at the grocery store, pay your credit card bill, and deal with debt. They can also prepare you for money decisions like buying a home or figuring out how to pay for college.

Published Category: Policy & Compliance

Fall 2015 rulemaking agenda

An important part of the CFPB’s mandate from Congress is to make rules governing consumer finance markets more effective and to create new rules when warranted. Today, we’re posting a semiannual update of our rulemaking agenda as part of the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

Published Category: Info for consumers

When you make student loan payments on an income-driven plan, you might be in for a payment shock

For borrowers who are experiencing financial distress and looking for a way to pay back their federal student loans, income-driven repayment plans can be the key to helping you make ends meet. But for some borrowers seeking to tie their federal loan payment to their income, we know the road can be rocky. You’ve told us about problems related to enrolling in income-driven repayment plans that ended up costing you hundreds of dollars in unexpected payments.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Live from Milwaukee!

Today, we held a field hearing on student debt in Milwaukee. The hearing featured remarks from Director Richard Cordray, as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public. The live event has now ended, but we’ll have a recording available here soon.

Published Category: Info for consumers

Tell us about your student debt stress

If you are paying back student loans, you are not alone. Over 40 million Americans are repaying more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. Paying off student debt can be stressful. If you’ve run into roadblocks, tell us about it. Learn more about the roadblocks some borrowers face and tell us about your experience.