by Alan Pyke Jan 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 Nov 6, 2014
Investors and policy watchers alike say the Republican victory on Tuesday is good news for for-profit college companies.
by Jeff Spross Oct 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 Oct 8, 2014
After a Washington woman's school lunch check bounced, debt collectors turned a $30 debt into a $700 one.
by Alan Pyke Sep 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 Sep 11, 2014
Student loans and other debts are doing far more to undermine retiree finances than a decade ago.
by Alan Pyke Aug 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 Jun 13, 2014
If most graduates are finding jobs, why are they depending so heavily on parents?
by Alan Pyke Jun 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 Jun 9, 2014
President Obama will issue an executive order capping student loan payments at 10 percent of borrowers' income.