Mar 22, 2012 The promise of steady work is attracting workers of all ages to Williston, N.D., and creating a new boom town on America's energy frontier.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 21, 2012 Current laws make it very hard for student loans to be forgiven. There's a proposal now in Congress that would change that.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 20, 2012 Student loans, credit cards, car loans, and mortgages weigh on Generation Y. What does the mounting debt for these young adults mean for the economy?
Mar 14, 2012 Currently, I am thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree to change my career entirely. It would be hard to do this while working full-time. I think that if I stick out this job for another 15 years, I should be OK to retire. (It's just me -- no husband or kids -- and I owe about $80,000 on my house.) I would LOVE to quit and go back to school (maybe with a loan?) for an "encore" career. It's amazing how much more expensive school is now. It's crazy. I know that I will be able to find a position once I have the degree. It may not be earning as much as I do now, but that's OK. Is this even something I should entertain? Jackie, Columbus, GA
Mar 12, 2012 Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Mar 9, 2012 Living debt-free is a good thing, right? Those with little or no credit history are finding out you really can be "too thin."
Mar 9, 2012 More and more, people with outstanding debts are finding themselves in the crosshairs of swarms of collections agencies.
Mar 9, 2012 Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?
Feb 27, 2012 College dropouts don’t get the job, earnings and career benefits of postsecondary education, but they do get a student loan repayment book.