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 19, 2012 Commentator Kim Clark says for real solutions to what ails the financial industry, we should be listening to the actual occupants of Wall Street.
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 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.
Feb 24, 2012 Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 7, 2012 So much for the end of crazy credit card solicitations -- card companies have become more aggressive than ever. We look at which solicitation techniques work and why.