Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 28, 2013 Retailers can now openly charge shoppers more for using credit cards. In fact, they’ve stealthily been passing those 1 to 4 percent fees on to consumers.
Jan 28, 2013 Using a credit card? Watch out for new 'swipe fees' being passed on from merchants to consumers.
Jan 11, 2013 We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Jan 10, 2013 The Great Recession has seen a sharp rise in the number of pawn shops in the U.S. There's also been a change of image as better-off people increasingly turn to the institutions to pawn luxury items.
Mar 31, 2014 Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Dec 3, 2012 What recourse do creditors have when a sovereign nation decides not to pay its debt? A case study on that question is playing out in U.S. courts.
Nov 21, 2012 28 percent of leveraged loans are now covenant-lite. Why does that matter to you? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Nov 20, 2012 What is the Federal Housing Administration and how does it work? Uncle Charlie and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explain.
Nov 15, 2012 Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?