Got Financial Issues?
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Got Financial Issues?
On Monday “The Revolution” premieres at 2 p.m. ET on ABC. My first segment airs next Thursday, Jan. 19.
This is your opportunity to meet me in person and let me help you with your financial issues. So, if you want to resolve a money dilemma, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The show is looking for couples who are always arguing about money. For example, do you fight about how much to spend on your child’s birthday party, if you can afford to take a vacation or whether you should buy a new car? If you and your honey are fighting over money, send your story to the casting e-mail address, and put “Money Disputes” in the subject line.
If you have any general questions about credit cards, your credit score, debt, savings, retirement planning, insurance or other financial issues that I may cover on the show, send an e-mail with your financial question to email@example.com.
Responses to “Consumers Finally Get Their Watchdog”
President Obama’ s recent appointment of Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Federal Protection Bureau sparked some controversy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement that Obama “has arrogantly circumvented the American people” by using his executive power to make a recess appointment. While Democratic lawmakers say the appointment was long overdue.
For last week’s Color of Money question, I asked: “What are your thoughts on Obama sidestepping the Senate to appoint Cordray to the CFPB?”
“This protection agency is a farce,” wrote Jeannette Mickey of McKinney, Tex. “It’s another government layer that will do very little for the American consumer. It will only increase our overwhelming debt burden.”
Juliette Sager of California disagreed: “The official appointment by the president of Richard Cordray is what we call moving in the right direction,” Sager said. “Our President promised to protect and support the American citizens from these criminals that have not been caught in the mist of all the other corrupted organizations and companies going down. The president should have done this long ago.”
The majority of people responding to the question sided with Sager.
“Republicans have worked very hard in the past three years to undercut President Obama and he has finally started standing up to them. I wish he had done this last summer,” wrote Karen Hempel of Waukesha, Wis. “Republicans are trying to ruin our country and certainly don’t care about anyone but the very wealthy amongst us.”
Linda M. Enders of Indianapolis said, “I am so glad that President Obama has finally made this move to appoint Mr. Cordray to this most important and much needed position.”
Tia Lewis contributed to this e-letter.
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