Monthly Archives: December 2011

Let’s Go:The CFPB and Financial Services Companies

 Last week, the Consumer Federation of America, one of the most effective and respected consumer organizations in the country, hosted a conference in Washington, DC.  I was honored when CFA invited me to speak at the conference because while we … Continue reading

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Have a Safe Holiday Season Online

Nine million shoppers logged in Cyber Monday to contribute to the biggest online spending day in history. Online sales hit a new one-day high of $1.028 billion, an increase of 15.9% over last year, according to comScore Inc. data. Since … Continue reading

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Auto-Enroll Boosts Employee Retirement Planning by 82%

A recent AdvisorOne article using analysis from Fidelity shows that the auto-enroll feature of retirement plans increases employee participation by an astounding 82%. This feature is helping to boost retirement planning especially among the younger workforce. Fidelity cites that only … Continue reading

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WaPo Article on Fed Loans is Myopic and Misleading

Today’s Washington Post article, “Secret, low-interest loans from Federal Reserve helped banks reap $13 billion in income,” is myopic and misleading. Let’s travel back in time to fall of 2008. Top headlines were: “Stocks Drop Sharply and Credit Markets Seize … Continue reading

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