Cory Turner. The federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lending practices has stepped down. In a scathing resignation letter, Seth Frotman, who until now was the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says current leadership "has turned its back on young people and their financial futures. Frotman has served as student loan ombudsman for the past three years. As ombudsman and assistant director, Frotman oversaw the CFPB's Office for Students and Young Consumers and reviewed thousands of complaints from student borrowers about the questionable practices of private lenders, loan servicers and debt collectors. Frotman's office was central to those efforts.
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Imagine that you are a foster child who just turned 18, ready to start life on your own. You try to rent an apartment or apply for student loans only to find out that you have horrible credit because you were a victim of identity theft. Unfortunately many foster youth face this scenario each year. And fortunately legal aid advocates offer critical assistance in dealing with foster youth identity theft. The foster care system in the United States serves approximately , youths. Indeed, as youths age out of foster care, poor credit can be a major obstacle to their independence and financial stability. Here we examine how legal aid attorneys help foster youths recover from identity theft.
High schools are finally beginning to require personal finance courses
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