P. Kim Bui
May 13, 2013 Why is Sallie Mae trending on Twitter? The story of a birthday mishap.
Jun 6, 2013 In her new book, "Don't Go Back to School," author Kio Stark discusses why scores of people think traditional higher education is a waste of money.
May 10, 2013 Despite knowing a swipe card’s magnetic strip is vulnerable, U.S. banks haven’t moved to a more secure system. Why?
May 6, 2013 One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.
Apr 25, 2013 Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Apr 12, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Mar 29, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Mar 15, 2013 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Mar 14, 2013 Young go-getters can get funding to pursue their dream careers through a startup called Pave. The catch? Prospects agree to fork over about five percent of their income for the following 10 years.
Mar 12, 2013 Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.