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Cancel It?: Student Loans, Revenge Porn, Trading Fees

Cancel It?: Student Loans, Revenge Porn, Trading Fees

Skimm This - October 24, 2019 - 12:29

A top Education Department official is calling it quits, and on his way out the door he’s urging the federal government to cancel most of the country’s student loan debt. We’ll explain why that’s become a popular rallying cry, and what plans are being put forward. Meanwhile, a freshman congresswoman is under a House ethics investigation. We’ll connect the dots on the allegations against her, and why supporters claim she’s a victim of revenge porn. Also on today’s show: how commission-free investing can affect your wallet.

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