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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

Tell us: What was your last fight over money about?

May 28, 2013
We want to know how finances have caused conflict in your life.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, survey

7 tips on what to do if you're being harassed by a debt collector

May 17, 2013
What can you do if a debt collector is after you? Take some advice from someone in the industry and know your consumer rights.
Posted In: debt, debt collection

Playlist: A soundtrack for digging yourself out of debt

May 17, 2013
From "The Payback" by James Brown to The Smiths' "I Don't Owe You Anything" to "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child, we've compiled a playlist of tunes all about borrowing and lending.
Posted In: debt, Playlist, Music

Six things one listener did to ditch $20,000 in debt

May 6, 2013
Ten years ago, Marketplace Money listener Greg McKenna was over $20K in debt. Today, he's debt free and has a nest egg worth over $100,000. Here's how he did it.
Posted In: retirement savings, recession, debt

In the European debt crisis, size matters

Apr 4, 2013
Europe's debt crisis started in Greece. Now, residents in the tiny countries of Luxembourg, Slovenia and Malta are worried they're the next stop.
Posted In: slovenia, Malta, Luxembourg, Europe, debt

Is there a tipping point for U.S. debt?

Mar 25, 2013
High debt equals low growth, right? That's a widely-held belief among the political class, supported by well-funded bipartisan PR campaigns. But many economists just don't agree.
Posted In: debt, federal budget, GDP

Americans are getting back together...with their debt

Mar 12, 2013
Americans are reigniting their love affair with debt. Sure, it spurred a financial crisis. But it's also good for the economy.
Posted In: auto loans, student loans, debt

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