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Her church asked her to pay someone else's debt. She was in.

by Peter Balonon-Rosen Nov 19, 2019
The church has helped over 20 people pay off $100,000 in credit card debt. The secret lies in treating credit card debt as a community problem, rather than an individual one.
Caroline Butcher teaches a dance class at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.
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How debt may take a toll on mental health

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jun 5, 2019
Whether student loans or credit-card debt, indebtedness is likely to bring you down.
Debt collectors could be texting you soon.
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Morehouse gift highlights philanthropy ... and black student debt

by Kimberly Adams May 20, 2019
Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith surprised Morehouse graduates by promising to pay off their student loans. Black students are more likely than white students to graduate with student debt, according to research.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith pledged up to $40 million to pay off Morehouse College graduates' student loans at commencement on Sunday.
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These college students will soon discover what living with debt is like

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 26, 2019
The average borrower will owe about $30,000 on student loans at graduation, which may delay homebuying or saving for retirement.
Sabrina Hayes, a community college student, is applying for financial aid to transfer to Portland State University. She's a single mother of 5-year-old twins and has borrowed about $50,000 to attend college so far.
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In a tight labor market, some companies offer student loan repayment help as a perk

by Carrie Jung Feb 27, 2019
Some companies are starting to include student loan repayment programs in their benefits packages.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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Expanding economy has consumers feeling flush enough to keep borrowing

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 9, 2019
The Federal Reserve reports that outstanding consumer credit rose by $22 billion dollars in November, after an even bigger rise in October. That puts U.S. consumers on track to increase their total debt on credit cards, student-loans and car-loans by 6-3/4…
Divided Decade

Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed banking

by Tommy Andres Dec 21, 2018
Bigger, stronger banks … and threats.
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A Hail Mary bid to save Sears

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 7, 2018
The chairman of the storied retailer has proposed a $4.6 billion bid to save what's left of the 130-year-old chain.
A Sears store in Brooklyn, New York, in October.
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How New York's court system turned into a debt-collection machine

by Marketplace Staff Nov 27, 2018
A series from Bloomberg this week sheds light on a predatory lending practice that’s turning New York’s court system into a debt-collection machine. Some lenders that offer cash advances to small businesses require their customers to sign what’s called a…

Household debt is at an all-time high as holiday spending season arrives

by , and Nov 20, 2018
The total debt carried by Americans has reached yet another record high — $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Household debt is now $837 billion higher than its previous peak in…

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