In just eight years, the amount of debt the average college graduate leaves school with has increased by almost $10,000.
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Student loan debt is making it harder for new college grads to save for retirement, and that's translating to a much later retirement age.
The last-minute compromise struck by Washington on Wednesday should remove the near-term threat of a ratings downgrade -- for now.
Older workers may have less time to save all the money they need for retirement, but younger generations actually need to save more than their parents.
Homeowners who are living with too little saved for retirement should be realistic about how much the equity in their homes can help in funding retirement.
A recent study shows there are five areas older people outshine their younger counterparts when it comes to handling household finances.
It's not actually illegal for a debt collection agency to use text messaging to pursue outstanding debts. But it is illegal to do so while pretending to be a law firm.
Thousands of personal finance books today promise to teach you to spend less, save more and invest better but perhaps none said it better than a book published in 1937.
The traditional American Dream of owning a home and having 2.5 kids is quickly fading as younger generations strive to save more for retirement and become debt free.
Think that punishingly high student loan debt is just an American problem? As this infographic from Nonprofit Colleges Online show, it's actually an issue all over the world.
Some schools sending graduates out into the world with huge debts are campuses that aren't the bold-faced names that top the typical best colleges lists.
Americans' credit balances have finally begun to rise again, but overall, we're making real improvements in managing our debt. Here's what the trends tell us:
During the past six years, consumers have paid down their outstanding balances on most forms of debt, but student loan balances have continued to increase.
We all wish we could go back in time and tell ourselves to save more and spend less. Here's the financial advice older professionals would give their younger selves.
Mary and Larry had been married for over 30 years when a few years of bad choices put them $88,557 in credit card debt. But separately and together, they battled back.