Your Wallet: Are you deep in debt? What’s your escape plan?
Share Now on:
Last week we asked you for your escape plan. Many of you wrote in.
About five years ago, Gabriela Aranda applied for a job with the federal Government. And they wanted to hire her. When they ran a background check, there was a problem. She had more than 95 thousand dollars in debt. Her prospective bosses struck a deal with Aranda: Start paying off your debt, you’re hired.
McAdams recently led NerdWallet’s “Financial Makeover Contest” in which we helped create a financial plan for real consumers to help them reduce their debt.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.