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 Updated: 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 Updated: 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.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 11, 2014
In just the last eight months, members of the armed forces have reported almost 4,000 separate instances of debt collector harassment.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 3, 2014
Ukraine's tensions with Russia are a novel outcome from a familiar debt crisis recipe.
by Carimah Townes Posted on December 16, 2013
College presidents with million-dollar paydays are increasingly common even as campus resources shrink and the cost of a degree climbs.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 21, 2013
Spiraling student debt is holding back the economy, but current congressional proposals don't go far enough.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 13, 2013 Updated: November 13, 2013
Occupy's Rolling Jubilee program has free American consumers from $15 million in medical debt.