The burden of college debt will hang on our current students for years, but depriving them of the sense of pride and dignity they could develop by advancing their own lives could last a lifetime.
By Larisa Epatko
Sherry Riva thinks the key to lifting people out of poverty is helping them build savings and assets, such as a home or business.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Help for debt-stricken Puerto Rico may be just weeks away as a strong House vote bolstered prospects in the Senate for a rescue package to ease the U.S. territory's crippling $70 billion debt.
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
A growing number of students need to borrow — and borrow heavily — to finance their college educations. And giving them more information about their debt may help change their borrowing habits.
By PBS NewsHour
For years, the Puerto Rican economy has been in decline, and the U.S. territory is now on the brink of disaster, with $72 billion of overall debt and an unemployment rate twice that of the mainland. As the island’s government…
By Kristen Doerer
More millennials are turning to payday loans and pawn shops for much needed cash -- moves that can provide immediate relief, but often result in deeper debt.
By PBS NewsHour
It’s expensive to be poor. Unable to maintain a minimum balance or provide the necessary ID to open a bank account, many low-income Americans rely on fringe financial services like check cashing stores and payday lenders, which charge interest rates…
By Vic Pasquantonio
A new study released Tuesday by Georgetown University ranks 1,400 four-year colleges and universities on how much money students earn ten years after starting classes.
By Ruth A. McIntyre
About 70 investors, known as merchant “adventurers,” pooled together capital and funded the pilgrims' passage. They expected, of course, a return on their investment.
By John Wasik
You can conquer the student debt beast by saving early and often — if you’re in a position to do so.
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