2018 legislative session

The Predatory Lending Landscape

As more states prohibit egregious interest rates, consumers are saving money and avoiding long-term financial pitfalls like bankruptcy. While Colorado has made significant progress, it’s imperative we don’t let our guard down in this new environment.

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The Future of Work: Implications for Colorado Women

Colorado's economy depends on working women, yet Colorado women cannot depend on our current workplace policies, regulations, politics, and societal norms.

Wealth & Income Inequality Colorado Briefed by the Bell

Briefed by the Bell — Wealth & Income Inequality

Did you know the top 1 percent takes in 16.6 percent of all income in Colorado? Find out what we can do to address rising inequality in Colorado.

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Briefed by the Bell — Predatory Economy

The predatory economy is at work in Colorado. The question now is what will our policymakers do to stop it?

Colorado Middle Class Families

Colorado Middle Class Families: Characteristics & Cost Pressures

A new study highlights a scary truth: Achieving a middle class lifestyle is impossible for most Colorado families with actual middle-income levels. Read the full findings now.

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Testimony: Support Regulating Student Loan Servicers

As a member of the Financial Equity Coalition, the Bell supports HB18-1415 because it offers greater oversight of student loan servicers in Colorado, which will aid in preventing predatory practices and improving the economic mobility for the 56 percent of Coloradans with student debt. 

Oppose HB18-1057: An Alarming Change in Debt Collection Procedure

Now is not the time to give debt collectors an unprecedented short cut that undermines privacy and involves the state in private matters.

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Testimony: Colorado Secure Savings Plan Offers Coloradans Retirement Security

In our 2016 study, we found almost 900,000 Colorado private sector workers in their prime working years are not participating in any type of retirement savings plan at work. The Colorado Secure Savings Plan could change that.

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We Need to Talk About Retirement in Colorado

Whether you're just starting out or getting closer to the end of your career, saving for retirement must be a priority for all Coloradans.

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Colorado Can Stop Student Loan Predators

Outstanding student loan debt now totals $24.75 billion across the state, outpacing all other debt outside of mortgages. Adding insult to injury, federal student loan servicers often operate deceptively to collect on these debts.

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