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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

Obama to kick off White House economic offensive

Jul 22, 2013
Starting Wednesday, President Obama will make a series of speeches on the economy. He's trying to set the stage for this fall.
Posted In: Obama, debt, federal budget, Economy

Financial Feud: Rent an apartment vs. A home

Jun 27, 2013
Sean and his wife can't agree on where to live. She wants to rent a single-family home. He wants to move into a smaller place and spend as little as possible. Who has the stronger argument? Hear from our experts.
Posted In: rent, Budgeting, debt

How one family finally broke free from the debt cycle

Jun 14, 2013
Marketplace Money listener J. Larson explains how he and his wife managed to get out of debt, then in, then out again.
Posted In: debt, Credit card, Personal Finance

A bankruptcy deal means rising sewer rates for Jeffesrson County residents

Jun 7, 2013
Jefferson County, Ala., has reached a deal to get out of bankruptcy. But what does that mean for the county and its citizens?
Posted In: debt, bankruptcy, Alabama

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