The purpose of this disclosure is to explain how we make money without charging you for our content.
Our mission is to help people at any stage of life make smart financial decisions through research, reporting, reviews, recommendations, and tools.
Earning your trust is essential to our success, and we believe transparency is critical to creating that trust. To that end, you should know that many or all of the companies featured here are partners who advertise with us.
Our content is free because our partners pay us a referral fee if you click on links or call any of the phone numbers on our site. If you choose to interact with the content on our site, we will likely receive compensation. If you don't, we will not be compensated. Ultimately the choice is yours.
Opinions are our own and our editors and staff writers are instructed to maintain editorial integrity, but compensation along with in-depth research will determine where, how, and in what order they appear on the page.
To find out more about our editorial process and how we make money, click here.
Despite gaining popularity for disparaging the 1% and vowing to get money out of politics, Bernie Sanders’ campaign received on Sunday a 1,000-page list of names of donors who contributed more than the legal limit during the primary season from the Federal Elections Commission.
The limit is set at $2,700 per individual per election. According to The Atlantic, this is the fifth time that Bernie Sanders — who just endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday — has received a notice about the over-the-limit contributions.
As The Atlantic noted, this may have happened because of the intense support Sanders garnered in a relatively short period of time. His enthusiastic supporters were likely not familiar with the intricacies of campaign finance law, and didn’t know there was such a cap on individual donations. The campaign has been returning funds over the $2,700 mark.
The Atlantic also noted that Shia LaBeouf, he of Even Stevens, and, later, performance art fame, gave Sanders $6,015 in March. The Sanders campaign returned the excess $3,315 in May, but LaBeouf had already donated more money. Apparently Shia is very much feelin’ the Bern.