Americans learned a big lesson about carrying too much debt after the financial crisis, right? A report showing debt levels rising suggests otherwise.
The federal government will erase much of the debt of students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, officials announced Monday.
If you have old unpaid debts, it pays to know the statute of limitation that applies to those bills. Here are seven common questions many consumers have.
Reducing income anxiety may require spending some cash, but it'll be money well-spent for some out-of-the-box distractions.
Despite increased optimism about their financial situations, many Americans are still financially vulnerable to unforeseen emergencies.
How you negotiate debt and the realistic results you can aim for vary with smaller credit unions and banks or local creditors.
Lifestyle inflation is rampant in our consumerist culture, and it puts many people at risk even if they make good money. Here's how it hurts you.
The Great Recession has stressed out many people, particularly lower-income people and millennials. What does this mean for America?
Student loan debt is near the top among household debts, and the burden is holding young college graduates back in life. Here's how to better manage it.
The crisis isn't over yet: after 27 consecutive months of decreases, U.S. foreclosure starts in December increased -- and very dramatically in some states.
Consumers miss out on $240 a year in retirement savings by not directing cash rewards from credit card spending to a retirement account, a survey finds.
We start the year with grand ambitions to pay off our debts. Here's what to do to make that happen and not have another failed resolution.
I know from my own life that there are ways to free yourself from a seemingly insurmountable debt and get to where you want to be. Try this simple approach.
If you're overwhelmed by credit card debt and can barely make your minimum payments, there's free help out there. Just be careful where you look for it.
When Austin Netzley graduated, he owed $81,000. He paid it all off and has quickly created wealth, too.
How can millennials and their parents avoid crushing student debt? The answer starts with some forward-thinking choices when the kids are still teens.
As my dad's health declined, I thought there was nothing I could do. In retrospect, I see how his physical problems grew out of fiscal ones.
Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.
A young couple shelves their dreams of home ownership after more than $260,000 in joint student loan debt sabotages their chance at the American Dream.
I paid for his honeymoon, supported his family when he struggled, and paid half of his wife's medical bills after her stroke. But eventually, I had to stop.