Medical debt

Why medical debt is different from other debt

Aug 8, 2014
New FICO score calculations will lessen the impact of unpaid medical bills.
Posted In: medical costs, debt, credit score
Dow Jones plunges

Argentina defaults

Aug 1, 2014
Talks broke down between Argentina and some of its bondholders, triggering default. Tim Fernholz, reporter for Quartz, explains.
Posted In: Argentina, default, debt

Vultures show Argentina no mercy

Jul 31, 2014
We look at vulture funds and what they do.
Posted In: Argentina, debt, bond market

What happens if Argentina defaults?

Jul 29, 2014
It’s looking increasingly likely that Argentina will default on some of its bonds.
Posted In: Argentina, bad debt, debt
Puerto Rico

How will Puerto Rico's poor economy affect you?

Jul 25, 2014
The island’s economy is floundering and debt is mounting. How does that affect your wallet?
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt

The U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to Argentina

Jun 16, 2014
The Supreme Court won't hear Argentina's appeal over its debts to hedge funds.
Posted In: Argentina, Supreme Court, global economy, debt

The difference between debt and deficit: An explainer

Jun 10, 2014
A lot of people confuse the words debt and deficit. They're not quite the same.
Posted In: debt, deficit, U.S. debt, whiteboard
Student loans

Another plan to ease the student-loan burden

Jun 9, 2014
This one will expand the pay-as-you go program for government loans
Posted In: student loans, debt, President Obama

A scam-free way to consolidate your debt

May 30, 2014
TV ads often promise to get you out of debt for free. But are any of them legit?
Posted In: debt, debt conslidation

About half of America has zero net wealth

Apr 21, 2014
To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Posted In: wealth, 1 percent, debt, personal debt, assets