Student Loan Interest Rates Were Just Lowered. Why Does the Government Charge Interest in the First Place?
The federal government isn't a private bank, but it has reasons for charging interest on student loans.
What It's Like Not to Be Able to Pay Your Student Loans
Unlike most of the school-loan borrowers who make it into the news, the most severely delinquent borrowers tend to have low balances and low monthly payments.
A Financial Start-Up That Provides the Illusion of a Salary
Even, a new company that hopes to provide some peace of mind to hourly workers and freelancers, is a paranoiac technology for a time of justifiable economic paranoia.
Protecting Our Service Members From High-Cost Lenders
Acknowledging that a previous law did not go far enough, the Defense Department says it needs to expand rules.
The Prophet: Meet Dave Ramsey, America's Personal Finance Guru
Meet Dave Ramsey, the most important personal finance guru in America. Millions of people follow his biblically inspired advice. It goes like this: 1. Purge yourself of debt; 2. Live on cash; 3. Pretend economic trends don't affect you; 4. Blame yourself when they do.
How Financial Education in Jail Can Empower Inmates
Incarcerated men say that money troubles put them in prison—and avoiding money troubles will keep them out.