The Borrowers - Most Recent
May 29, 2009
Banks continue to cut credit lines, even for people with almost perfect credit histories. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to one couple caught in their bank's blanket credit policy.
Apr 30, 2009
Sabrina Reigel moved to Southern California and didn't have any friends, so she spent some time shopping -- and racked up $40,000 in credit card debt. She tells us how she got out of it with her sanity intact.
Apr 17, 2009
Identity theft can be both frustrating and costly for the victims. Reporter Stacey Vanek-Smith visits one couple who is still trying to put their credit back together after eight years of identity theft.
Apr 13, 2009
Credit cards have gotten a bad rap, says commentator Meghan Daum, who thinks plastic can actually be pretty great, if needed.
Mar 26, 2009
After Sioux Falls got rid of its credit card interest rate limits, financial giants moved in and brought thousands of jobs to the city. But with defaults soaring, the job market has tanked. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Mar 25, 2009
South Dakota a financial powerhouse? It's not what immediately comes to mind. But you can thank this unlikely finance hub for your sky-high credit card interest rates. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains.
Mar 9, 2009
There used to be a time when Americans frowned upon going into debt. But historians say that changed nearly 100 years ago. Stephen Smith looks back on how our debt-driven society hit the gas with General Motors.
Mar 3, 2009
"Gossip Girl," "Privileged," and "The Hills" are some of the TV shows that glamorize wealth. But next year's TV lineup may reflect more of our economic reality. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.