Two-Thirds of This City’s Residents Have Debt in Collections
Two-Thirds of This City’s Residents Have Debt in Collections

on October 16, 2016

A new study reveals the extent of the financial struggles experienced by residents of one U.S. city. Can you guess where they live?

5 Tips for Helping Boomerang Kids Without Bankrupting Yourself
5 Tips for Helping Boomerang Kids Without Bankrupting Yourself

on September 28, 2016

Adult kids want to move back in? Don’t unload the truck before you agree on these points.

Money
Federal Debt Projected to Exceed Size of U.S. Economy

on July 14, 2016

Federal debt is on track to soon surpass record levels set in the period following World War II. What is behind the trend?

More Than 1 in 3 Debt Co-Signers Lose Money
More Than 1 in 3 Debt Co-Signers Lose Money

on June 6, 2016

The repercussions for co-signers are often unpleasant, according to a new survey.

How to Become Debt-Free by 2017
How to Become Debt-Free by 2017

on May 19, 2016

If you’re tired of debt and of living paycheck to paycheck, we have some tips to improve your financial situation and get you out of debt by next year.

How a Higher Credit Card Limit Can Help You Financially
How a Higher Credit Card Limit Can Help You Financially

on May 2, 2016

Some people are more likely to be granted a credit card limit increase than others.

College Grads Buried in Student Loan Debt, but Unwilling to Give Up Luxuries
College Grads Buried in Student Loan Debt, but Unwilling to Give Up Luxuries

on April 11, 2016

A new survey reveals that many grads don’t know their total student loan balance and more than a third don’t know what they pay in interest.

Fidelity to Help Employees With Student Loans
Fidelity to Help Employees With Student Loans

on March 16, 2016

Fidelity Investments has joined a small but growing group of employers that help workers pay down student loan debt.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Single Best Way to Pay Down Debt?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Single Best Way to Pay Down Debt?

on February 19, 2016

Every January, we resolve to do things like pay down debt. And about this time every year, our enthusiasm begins to fade. Did you resolve to become debt-free this year? Read this.

Surveys Show How Debt Weighs on Romance
Surveys Show How Debt Weighs on Romance

on February 3, 2016

If you put off talking about personal finances for too long, you could find your debt is a romantic deal-breaker, new surveys reveal.

The Federal Trade Commission announced enhancements to its website for victims of identity theft. FTC Photo.
New Tools Help Identity Theft Victims Fight Back and Recover

on January 31, 2016

It’s not a question of if but when you will become a victim of identity theft, officials warn as they offer consumers more help to ease the pain.

New York Offers Relief to Thousands of Debt-Burdened Grads
New York Offers Relief to Thousands of Debt-Burdened Grads

on January 11, 2016

The Empire State has launched the country’s first income-based student loan repayment program. Find out how the program works and who can benefit.

U.S. Cities That Have Racked Up the Fattest Credit Card Debt
U.S. Cities That Have Racked Up the Fattest Credit Card Debt

on January 6, 2016

After a lull during the Great Recession, the use of plastic is resurgent in the U.S. economy. Find out who leads the pack in the return to swipe- now, pay-later behavior.

More Americans Expect to Be in Debt Until Death
More Americans Expect to Be in Debt Until Death

on December 9, 2015

A growing percentage of Americans see their debt as insurmountable. At the same time, a lot more people are debt-free this year than last.

U.S. Student Loan Picture Grim as Total Debt Surpasses $1.2 Trillion
U.S. Student Loan Picture Grim as Total Debt Surpasses $1.2 Trillion

on November 25, 2015

A new report reveals that the average size of student loans has increased, and a growing number of student loan borrowers are 90 days behind or defaulting on their loans.

Ask Stacy: I’m Drowning in Debt. What Can I Do?
Ask Stacy: I’m Drowning in Debt. What Can I Do?

on November 3, 2015

When you’re paying out more than you’re taking in, you’re in trouble. If this is happening to you, or someone you know, here’s a step-by-step guide for what to do.

Check Out This Job Perk: Help Paying Down Student Loans
Check Out This Job Perk: Help Paying Down Student Loans

on September 28, 2015

This benefit could help PricewaterhouseCoopers compete for college graduates and, it says, help solve a societal problem caused by student loan debt.

Debt-Relief Firm Accused of Bilking 21,000 Consumers
Debt-Relief Firm Accused of Bilking 21,000 Consumers

on September 16, 2015

The federal government alleges that this law firm collected tens of millions in illegal upfront fees from debt-laden consumers and did not deliver on promises to help them.

Ask Stacy: Can You Help Me Clean Up My Credit History?
Ask Stacy: Can You Help Me Clean Up My Credit History?

on September 15, 2015

This reader has bad marks on her credit history, is worried they’ll prevent her from getting a job, and wants to get them removed. There are millions of Americans in her shoes.

Consumer Debt Hits Record High — and That’s a Good Thing?
Consumer Debt Hits Record High — and That’s a Good Thing?

on September 10, 2015

While debt is generally bad news for personal finances, it reflects good news about the economy.

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