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Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances?

The White House deserves credit for its openness about the results of Friday’s medical exam, but has yet to extend that to other questions surrounding the president.

City financed a record number of affordable-housing units in 2017

The de Blasio administration financed an all-time high 24,356 units of affordable housing last year, the mayor announced today. That number included the construction of 7,177 apartments and the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Black Coffee: Burning Down the House

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s get right to it this week … “Remember the Golden Rule: Whoever has the gold, makes the […]

Trump presidency will end if Russia investigation touches on his finances, predicts Michael Wolff

White House officials believe Donald Trump’s presidency would end if a probe into possible collusion with Russia even “goes near” his finances, the author of an exposé on the President has claimed. Michael Wolff – whose explosive book...Show More Summary

House Democrats Demand Treasury Secretary’s Recusal on Trump Finance Questions

There’s no shortage of acid-drenched comments from Steve Bannon about Donald Trump and his family in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury, but one passage in particular has caught the attention of House Democrats attempting to investigate the financial ties of the Trump and Kushner families. “You realize where this is going,” Bannon told Wolff, […]

Bannon's split with Breitbart's top donors could cost him 40% of his income

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon could see his income drop 40% as a result of his main financial backer abandoning him. The Mercer family, which has long funded Breitbart News and helped finance the Trump campaign, have...Show More Summary

‘He’s sunk’: Michael Wolff says White House aides terrified of Mueller looking at Trump’s finances

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The investigation into Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign might end up taking out the president and his family due to possibly illegal financial activities, according to biographer Michael Wolff. In an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Wolff said that...

White House Aides Worried About Trump’s Finances

Author Michael Wolff said people in the White House believe that if special counsel Robert Mueller looks into President Trump’s finances in the Russia probe, the president is “sunk,” The Hill reports. Said Wolff: “People don’t think in the White [...]

Bond sale will boost Vermont affordable housing projects

Vermont lawmakers have approved $37 million in new bonds to ramp up construction of affordable housing across the state. Sarah Carpenter, executive director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency, announced … Click to Continue »

Trump Administration Reverses Course on PACE Financing

Earlier this month, federal housing officials erected a new hurdle for residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing. Pioneered in Berkeley, California, a decade ago, PACE financing removes the upfront cost of energy- or...Show More Summary

Fannie and Freddie Continue in Limbo while Congress Looks for a Permanent Fix for the Housing Finance Market

If we were creating our nation’s housing mortgage regulatory environment from scratch it would not look anything like our current morass, most people would agree. For instance, it is doubtful that anyone would agitate for creating anything...Show More Summary

White House: On key provision, GOP listened to lobbyists, not Trump

According to a top White House official, Republicans ignored Trump's wishes in order to cater to the demands of finance industry lobbyists.

The Final GOP Tax Bill: 5 Key Questions

Following a contentious, fast-track process, the House of Representatives passed the $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tuesday, legislation that would have a major impact on the finances of...

Consumer optimism about the housing market dips in Q4

Low inventory, lack of access to affordable homes, and increased buyer competition are starting to wear on homeowners and renters, making them less optimistic about the housing market, economy and their personal finances as the year comes to a close...

Housing Finance Bill Critical for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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The Senate is reportedly working on a draft of a house financing reform bill that could have huge implications for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Since 2012, all of Fannie and Freddie's profits have been turned over to the government under the terms of their bailouts during the financial crisis. Show More Summary

NEW! WSHFC now allowing Non-Traditional Credit

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) is now allowing borrowers without established credit (aka “non-traditional”) to qualify for a mortgage. Here are some of the requirements: Available with FHA programs only Minimum...Show More Summary

Understanding graduate funding can be taxing

The recent House tax bill spurs our columnist to consider the complexity of graduate student finances

GOP leaders have a tax cut deal: 'We reached the agreement'

GOP leaders said Wednesday they have reached an agreement to reconcile the House and Senate versions of their sweeping tax cut plan. "We reached the agreement," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told reporters in advance of a conference committee meeting to discuss...

House and Senate reach deal on US tax legislation -Hatch

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U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives had reached a deal on tax reform legislation. Asked by reporters, if an agreement had been reached in negotiations to hammer out differences between two competing tax...

Ph.D. students’ gross income could become even grosser

The recently passed House tax bill spurs our columnist to consider the complexity of graduate student finances

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