Microsoft sells over $10 billion in bonds

Feb 10, 2015
It now has a pile of cash for things like stock buybacks or to pay off other debt.
Posted In: Microsoft, debt, investors, bonds
Yanis Varoufakis arrives at the presidential palace to be sworn in as the Finance Minister under the country's new left wing government in Athens, Greece.

Europe resists Greece's charm offensive

Feb 5, 2015
Finance minister struggles to win support for Greek anti-austerity policies.
Posted In: Greece, debt, greek bailout
A Russian ruble coin is pictured in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow.

Russia ramps up response as ruble plummets

Dec 16, 2014
Dramatic interest rate hikes are a first step, but Russia's economy will need more.
Posted In: ruble, Russia, debt, interest rates
A wallet with no shortage of plastic.

Why a little debt isn't such a bad thing

Dec 12, 2014
Economists would tell you "debt" isn’t a dirty word.
Posted In: debt, household debt, recession, magic number
An abandoned home stands against the Detroit skyline in September 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

Resignation to signal end of a rocky era for Detroit

Dec 9, 2014
Detroit's "emergency manager" is expected to resign. And once-bankrupt city will finish fiscal year in the black.
Posted In: Detroit, financial emergency, debt

Your Wallet: Getting financial aid, and getting out

Sep 26, 2014
Student loans can be scary and emotional, but key to getting an education.
Posted In: Student aid, debt, FASFA

My money story: Comedian Andy Kindler

Sep 17, 2014
How Andy Kindler learned to love his credit card debt.
Posted In: my money story, debt, Credit Cards, comedian

Rising numbers of seniors are paying off student loans

Sep 16, 2014
Between 2004 and 2010, the number of seniors with student loan debt quadrupled.
Posted In: loan student debt, senior citizens, debt
Credit delinquencies

The credit card delinquency rate is at a 7-year low

Aug 26, 2014
Rates are actually "considerably lower" than before the recession hit.
Posted In: credit card debt, Banks, revenue, credit, debt

What's behind no-interest medical credit

Aug 13, 2014
A bigger chunk of hospitals' money is coming from consumers, not insurers.
Posted In: health insurance, debt, medical debt