by Alan Pyke Posted on February 3, 2015 Updated: February 3, 2015
Croatia's government is taking a radical and unprecedented step to combat the harmful economic effects of high consumer debt.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 6, 2015
Debt collectors aren’t supposed to be able to use the threat of criminal prosecution to intimidate people into paying up, but new analysis shows that Texas’ payday lenders routinely use courts to put the screws to borrowers.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 6, 2014
Investors and policy watchers alike say the Republican victory on Tuesday is good news for for-profit college companies.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 17, 2014 Updated: October 17, 2014
The company is bypassing the financial industry to offer a direct-to-consumer bond for $1000 a piece that will help finance its ongoing installations of residential solar.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 8, 2014
After a Washington woman's school lunch check bounced, debt collectors turned a $30 debt into a $700 one.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 17, 2014 Updated: September 18, 2014
Debt activists want to turn the relationship between borrowers and creditors on its head with a campaign modeled on the early labor movement.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 11, 2014
Student loans and other debts are doing far more to undermine retiree finances than a decade ago.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 6, 2014
The student loan default rate was already at historic highs, and it's gotten higher in the past year. Here are some potential fixes to a broken system.
by Abigail Bessler Posted on June 13, 2014
If most graduates are finding jobs, why are they depending so heavily on parents?
by Alan Pyke Posted on June 12, 2014
Jail officials don't yet know what killed a 55-year-old mother of seven over the weekend, but she was only there because she couldn't pay her fines.