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20-somethings average $45,000 in debt

Mar 20, 2012
Student loans, credit cards, car loans, and mortgages weigh on Generation Y. What does the mounting debt for these young adults mean for the economy?
Posted In: debt, generation y, student loans

Thinking about an encore career

Mar 14, 2012
Currently, I am thinking about going back to school for a graduate degree to change my career entirely. It would be hard to do this while working full-time. I think that if I stick out this job for another 15 years, I should be OK to retire. (It's just me -- no husband or kids -- and I owe about $80,000 on my house.) I would LOVE to quit and go back to school (maybe with a loan?) for an "encore" career. It's amazing how much more expensive school is now. It's crazy. I know that I will be able to find a position once I have the degree. It may not be earning as much as I do now, but that's OK. Is this even something I should entertain? Jackie, Columbus, GA
Posted In: encore career, second career, Graduate school, Work, debt

What to do if your credit history is 'thin'

Mar 9, 2012
Living debt-free is a good thing, right? Those with little or no credit history are finding out you really can be "too thin."
Posted In: credit agencies, credit score, FICO, debt, credit

Chasing your debt

Mar 9, 2012
More and more, people with outstanding debts are finding themselves in the crosshairs of swarms of collections agencies.
Posted In: collection agency, debt collection, CFPB, debt

Student loans could be the next economic 'debt bomb'

Mar 9, 2012
Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?
Posted In: student loan, debt

No degree, but debt

Feb 27, 2012
College dropouts don’t get the job, earnings and career benefits of postsecondary education, but they do get a student loan repayment book.
Posted In: student loans, debt, borrow, poverty, income

Credit card attack!

Feb 24, 2012
So much for the end of crazy credit card solicitations -- card companies have become more aggressive than ever. We look at which solicitation techniques work and why.
Posted In: Credit Cards, solicitation, card companies, loans, debt

Introducing the Wealth & Poverty beat

Feb 24, 2012
Reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the need for Marketplace's new Wealth & Poverty desk.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, coverage, reporting, Money, Saving, debt, Inheritance

Putting your mind to it: The willpower instinct

Feb 23, 2012
Whether you want to lose weight or save money, you're gonna need the secret ingredient: willpower. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses the art and science of self control.
Posted In: Saving, debt, pay down, temptation, willpower, will

Getting Personal: Identity crisis

Feb 17, 2012
Tess talks with David Lazarus of the the Los Angeles Times about how to cope with possible identity theft, the tax implications of airmiles and handling your credit profile when collectors come calling.
Posted In: Money, Taxes, identity, theft, ID, IRS, collection agency, debt

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