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
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.
by Abigail Bessler Posted on June 9, 2014
President Obama will issue an executive order capping student loan payments at 10 percent of borrowers' income.
by Bryce Covert Posted on May 10, 2014
Unemployment, health problems, children: all reasons that people end up in credit card debt.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 2, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan's newest budget borrows a lot from his last two in ways that ignore the stark improvement in America's deficit outlook.
by Aviva Shen Posted on March 21, 2014
A handful of unpaid traffic tickets landed four residents of Montgomery, AL in jail, where they were told to work off their debt by scrubbing floors and serving food, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.