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That one time when U.S. debt was zero

Jan 7, 2014
Economic historian John Steele Gordon describes the only time in American history that a president erased the federal debt.
Posted In: debt, history, national debt, Andrew Jackson

Should I skip my monthly payment?

Nov 27, 2013
This time of year, some lenders send out offers to let you "skip a payment."
Posted In: credit card debt, debt

Trust issues: D.C. dysfunction means uncertainty for companies

Oct 17, 2013
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.
Posted In: uncertainty, debt, private contractors, government shutdown 2013

Can the government take on good and bad debt?

Oct 4, 2013
For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Posted In: government spending, debt, investment

The Senate might be abolished...in Ireland

Oct 4, 2013
On Friday, Ireland is voting to abolish one of the houses of the country's parliament. Supporters say the move is a cost-cutting measure as well.
Posted In: Ireland, debt, deficit, Irish Parliament

Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt

Would you rather be debt-free? Or skinny?

Aug 9, 2013
A survey issued by Credit Karma, a personal finance company, found that 72 percent of Americans would rather keep their current debt than gain 25 pounds and be completely debt free.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, Health

Five tips for first-time credit card owners

Aug 2, 2013
From learning the lingo to paying on time, we've got some guidelines for avoiding common credit card pitfalls.
Posted In: Credit card, debt, tips

Five credit tips

Aug 1, 2013
Remember these five tips on credit and debt from today's Marketplace Money.
Posted In: credit, Credit Cards, debt

Need a book that can help your finances too?

Jul 31, 2013
Book picks for your summer reading list.
Posted In: summer reading, debt, credit, Books

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