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Millennials likely to take debt to their graves

Jan 31, 2013
A new study suggests Gen Y borrowers shows their repayment patterns don’t match up with past generations. (And that’s not a good thing.)
Posted In: credit card debt, debt, Millennial Generation

This week in personal finance

Jan 11, 2013
We're talking about some of this week's biggest news stories: consumer debt, the new mortgage rules, and gun control.
Posted In: guns, CFPB, debt, mortgage

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Can the U.S. 'foreclose' on Argentina?

Dec 3, 2012
What recourse do creditors have when a sovereign nation decides not to pay its debt? A case study on that question is playing out in U.S. courts.
Posted In: Argentina, sovereign debt, bonds, debt

Occupy debt?

Nov 15, 2012
Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt

Activists launch debt forgiveness campaign

Nov 15, 2012
It's been more than a year since Occupy Wall Street made its debut in New York's Zucotti Park. Tonight a new initiative, 'Rolling Jubilee,' kicks off with an online celebrity telethon.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt

Study: Changes to student loan repayments benefit the well-off

Oct 16, 2012
Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
Posted In: federal student loans, debt, Obama

Should you take on debt to help your credit score?

Oct 12, 2012
Many of us have heard that in order to keep our credit in good standing, it is actually best to keep some debt on the books. But is there really any truth to this?
Posted In: debt, credit, credit score

Paying for school when you're already in debt

Oct 12, 2012
When you pursue higher education with a big debt load weighing you down, it can be hard to figure out how to manage your scarce resources and still achieve your goals.
Posted In: debt, college, student debt, medical costs

Advice for when you're drowning in credit card debt

Oct 12, 2012
It's a situation facing many Americans -- you're thousands of dollars in debt with seemingly no end in sight. What can you do? MSN's Liz Weston offers some advice.
Posted In: credit card debt, debt

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