Marketplace Money for Friday, May 17, 2013
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Debt. Don't let it ruin your life. Even if you feel like you're swimming in student loans or can't get ahead of what you owe to credit card companies, we've got some advice on what to do when you've got a mountain of debt. One tip: as much as you'd like to, don't hang up when a bill collector calls. And don't take your personal relationships for granted when money enters the mix. Debt doesn't have to destroy your ties with friends or family. Plus, a special report on why struggling military families opt to do business with risky payday lenders over low-interest government loans.
Posted In: debt, debt collection
What can you do if a debt collector is after you? Take some advice from someone in the industry and know your consumer rights.
Posted In: debt, Playlist, Music
From "The Payback" by James Brown to The Smiths' "I Don't Owe You Anything" to "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child, we've compiled a playlist of tunes all about borrowing and lending.
Posted In: college, student debt, student loan debt
Paying off student loans can be a long and scary venture. But one way to get a handle on how to make it an affordable experience is to take a tip from the Pilgrims.
Posted In: relationships, couples and money
Does debt have to destroy family ties and friendships? Personal finance expert Liz Weston weighs in on whether its a good idea to mix personal finance with personal relationships.
Posted In: payday loans, lenders, military, Army
The government provides countless resources to help military families with financial literacy and even offers low interest loans to help them in times of emergency. So, why are many troops opting to take out risky payday loans instead?
Posted In: retirement savings, recession, debt
Ten years ago, Marketplace Money listener Greg McKenna was over $20K in debt. Today, he's debt free and has a nest egg worth over $100,000. Here's how he did it.