Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one - no one can stop us.
The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it.
There are those who believe justice and dignity are reserved only for some people. Young men have died in police custody, and the growing heel of poverty has worn down harder on children of color...We must fight back.
Get your money in balance. One rule of thumb is 50/30/20. Spend about 50% of your money on must-haves - things like rent, car payments - and about 30% on wants, while 20% should go toward savings and paying down debt.
I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women's access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever
Goals work. Pick one debt, and then put every dime into paying down that one debt. Once that debt is paid off, start paying down the next debt. Pretty soon it's time to move from paying debt to building savings.
Refinancing won't fix everything that's broken with our [American] higher education system. We've got to bring down the cost of college. And we need more accountability for how schools spend federal dollars.
The Republicans underestimated and underestimated and underestimated Donald Trump. And look where that got them. They kept saying, no, no, no, that's not going to happen, we don't have to worry about that.
My response [to fear of being poor]was to study contracts, finance, economics, to plan, to have a goal, to work on that goal. To learn everything I could. I always poked at the things that scared me most.
It's pretty much how we get anything added to the curriculum. When parents said children needed to be computer literate, the schools started responding. The same thing is true of basic financial literacy.
College students today are drowning in debt, and it is hurting them and hurting our economy. We must find a way to help families pay for college without condemning them to a lifetime of indebtedness.
Say good-bye to a Supreme Court that is truly open and balanced and looking out for the American people. Instead the Republicans just want to capture a right-wing court for another whole generation.
I want to be blunt: We should not be fighting about equal pay for equal work, and access to birth control, in 2012. These issues were resolved years ago - until the Republicans brought them back.
The people who are filing for bankruptcy in increasing numbers every year, it's not the poorest. It's not the people at the economic fringes. It's people who worked hard and played by the rules.
I'm going to do everything I can to help Hillary Clinton get elected and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that Donald Trump never comes within shouting distance of the White House.
There's a limit here. This is how far we go and we don't go further. And I also think by talking about [gifts] it that way, it avoids the unspoken idea that money is the expression of love.
I wanted to see Democrats out there talking about our core set of issues. And let people around this country vote, let - people have caucuses, let them do it however they're going to do it.
Congress must go further to protect the right to privacy, to end the NSA's dragnet surveillance of ordinary Americans, to make the intelligence community more transparent and accountable.
I can remember riding in the car with [my daughter] Amelia, when she was very small, and we'd talk about money the same way we'd talk about sparkly shoes or what had happened at school.
Once kids get older, the list is longer. So here goes: Stay out of debt. Sometimes debt is necessary, to buy a home or to get an education, but not to buy a sweater or to eat out.
I oppose the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It's an ill-conceived project that would lock us into further dependence on some of the dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet.
I don't want to overstate the gender difference. But women are more sensitized to the way that larger issues affect their pocketbooks, like pay equality or cost of living changes.
What do the Republicans say? Donald Trump? They say they're just going to roll back the Dodd-Frank regulations. They want to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything in your factory and hire someone to protect against this because of the work the rest of us did.
Part of my job is to make sense of all that I hear, and to retell it in a forceful way so that the decision-makers at Treasury can hear it. At least that's how I see it.
That's how we build the economy of the future. An economy with more jobs and less debt, we root it in fairness. We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together.
It is not the job of the Department of Education to maximize profits for the government at the cost of squeezing students who are struggling to get an education.
The choice before us is simple. Will we continue to subsidize the dirty fossil fuels of the past, or will we transition to 21st century clean, renewable energy?
Good for Warren Buffett that he can afford to do that! Some people, sometimes, need to finance a purchase or rent a car, and a credit card becomes a necessity.
The total amount of money that Wall Street handed out in bonuses last year was double the total income of ALL full-time minimum wage workers. That's obscene.
Middle class America is acutely aware of how bad this economy is, and it is going to demand changes. I don't think politicians can afford to be complacent.
Adjusted for inflation, somebody going to college today to a state university, is paying about 300 percent of what her mom or dad did just 30 years ago.
It's so easy to focus on what could go wrong, on what else you could do before you try the thing you really want to do. No. Just get out there and try.
This country isn't working for working people. It's working only for people at the top. That's not the American dream. That's the American nightmare.
Our veterans deserve the very best, and that means ensuring that America's veterans receive high-quality services and cares when they come back home.
I hear all this, you know, 'Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.' No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody.
If there's any lesson I've learned in the last five years, it's don't be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open.
I saw at a young age that one bad break can turn a family's financial life upside down. And it has affected everything in my life since then.
Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that’s our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important.
The need for comprehensive reform must not blind us to the urgency of addressing the massive debt that's already crushing our young people.
Nobody's safe. Health insurance? That didn't protect 1 million Americans who were financially ruined by illness or medical bills last year.
We're going to make sure that the people who run for office and get elected are the ones who are going to work for the American people.
When conservatives talk about opportunity, they mean opportunities for the rich to get richer, for the powerful to get more powerful.
Washington is rigged for the big guys - and no person has more consistently called them out for it than Jon Stewart. Good luck, Jon!
If there had been a Financial Product Safety Commission in place 10 years ago, the current financial crisis would have been averted.
Paul Ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in America, and blames the people who can't find a job.
[My grandkids] are 5, 10, and 15. While they're young and still at home, I think it's all about learning the value of money.
There are a lot of things that people say about Hillary Clinton. But nobody says that she doesn't know how to throw a punch.
It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.
It's better to fight because if you don't fight, you can't win. Besides, even when you don't win, you can change the game.
If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.
Say good-bye to the Affordable Care Act. That means 20 million people who lose their health insurance, just like that.
People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they're right. The system is rigged.
I get the reason that you should be willing to negotiate sometimes. But you also ought to be willing to throw a punch.
My advice is to treat [credit cards] like what they are: little plastic grenades that must be handled very carefully.
If you want to find out how strong a company's ethics are, don't listen to what its people say, watch what they do.
I don't like credit cards. They make overspending very easy. They can make life a lot more complex and stressful.
Me, I was waiting tables of 13 and married at 19. I graduated from public schools, and taught elementary school.
Pundits talk about 'populist rage' as a way to trivialize the anger and fear coursing through the middle class.
My daddy's response [to fear of being poor] was to never talk about money or what might happen if it ran out.
It`s one thing for Hillary Clinton to adopt some anti-Wall Street language to try to appeal to progressives.
Once you've gotten your money in balance, you know how much you have to spend on things that are just fun.
Mitt Romney is the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people.
If you have a choice between buying something and paying down your credit card, pay down your credit card.
The poor pay more, and that's one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder.
There is an ugly side to Donald Trump that we all have to stop and think about what's going on here.
I think having a fighter in the lead, a female fighter in the lead, is exactly what America needs.
It takes money to run political campaigns. This is a cancer growing on the soul of our democracy.
That is especially important as more young people must take on huge debt loads to go to college.
When you have no real power, go public - really public. The public is where the real power is.
Donald Trump is a person who is an insecure money-grubber who cares about nothing but himself.
I think the best way it happens is if parents say, this is important for educating my child.
My mother said, if you don't have the cash, don't buy it. And on that, my mother was right.
Some of the largest financial institutions can build a profit model on tricking people.
It's a simple idea: We all do better when we work together and invest in our future.
Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense.
We need to remind politicians they don't work for the big banks - they work for us.
I once had half a cup [of coffee], twenty years ago, and I'm still working it off.
We should be talking about expanding Social Security benefits - not cutting them.
Being Native American has been part of my story I guess since the day I was born.
We're Americans. We celebrate success. We just don't want the game to be rigged.
Donald Trump cannot, cannot be the man who leads the United States of America.
It's powerfully important that our kids get an education in personal finance.
Donald Trump doesn't care who gets hurt, as long as he makes a profit off it.
Credit cards are like snakes: Handle 'em long enough, and one will bite you.
I'm really concerned that 'too big to fail' has become 'too big for trial'.
Сount dollars, not pennies. Look at the big-ticket items, in your budget.
Keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won't regret it.
We have to rethink how to teach financial education in the 21st century.
No one should have to get a PhD in economics to survive in this economy.
The game is rigged to work for those who already have money and power.
Bernie Sanders brought millions of people into the political process.
The credit card companies have put the loan sharks out of business.
Money is bounded; we only have so much of it. Love goes on forever.
If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu.
I'm willing to throw my body in front of the bus to stop bad ideas.
My parents and I were all afraid of being poor - really poor.
Hillary Clinton is a fighter, she's out there, she's tough.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own.
I don't like credit cards. Let me triple underline that.
Donald Trump is a threat to who we are as a people.