In some ways, says economist Jared Bernstein, the incompetence of the Trump administration and dysfunctionality of the Republican Congress have been an asset for the economy.
There’s good news for low-income Californians tucked within the massive state budget Governor Jerry Brown is set to sign this week, including a measure that advocates estimate could benefit more than one million financially struggling families.
Everyone struggles with what appear to be questionable overdraft fees, along with hidden credit card and cellphone fees. But low-income communities are particularly targeted for predatory practices.
Filing taxes used to be a routine process for Tanya James -– until the Great Recession upended her financial life.