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Jim Kessler, Third Way

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Jim Kessler is the Vice President for Policy and a co-founder of Third Way. He works on issues across the policy spectrum. A longtime Capitol Hill veteran, he served as Legislative and Policy Director to Representative/Senator Charles Schumer. Mr. Kessler helped pass landmark legislation on crime, gun safety, and domestic violence. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Director of Policy and Research for Americans for Gun Safety. He has appeared frequently as a political commentator on television, radio, on the web, and in newspapers—including 60 Minutes, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, ABC News World News Tonight, The CBS Evening News, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Marketplace Radio. Mr. Kessler earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
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When to Use a Credit Card Vs. Personal Loan for Debt Consolidation
Debt is like a leech on your bank account — it sucks up your money with interest rates and minimum payments that can quickly drown you if you don't stay on top of it. If you have debt on multiple credit cards or loans, you might be considering …
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Student-Loan Debt Doesn't Ruin Chance At Other Credit, Study Finds
But a new study suggests that at least one of the problems associated with it — the inability to get other credit because of outstanding student debt — may not be as bad as some fear. Young adults with outstanding student loans are able to access …
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The Scary Link Between Credit Card Debt and Depression
A recently released study shows that people with credit card debt and overdue bills are much more likely to experience symptoms of depression than those who don't have such debts, particularly if they are near retirement, unmarried or less educated.
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